Silk Powder or Cartridge Bag Cloth; World War I

Silk Powder or Cartridge Bag Cloth; World War I

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Sample length of closely woven, plain weave, silk cloth with spun silk paired warps and silk noil wefts, used in World War I for powder bags for big guns. Unbleached, undyded. Quality B. Slightly heavier weight than T04161. Surplus sold by the Salvage Board for $1.13 per yard. This sample was not finished for garment trade use.
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Object Name
fabric length
date made
place made
United States
Physical Description
silk (overall material)
plain weave; unbleached; undyed (overall production method/technique)
overall: 36 in x 35 in; 91.44 cm x 88.9 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of the US War Dept., Ordnance Dept. Salvage Board
World War I
World War I
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Cultural and Community Life: Textiles
American Silks
American Silk Industry
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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