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B-17 Chin Turret Machine Gun Slot Cover with zipper; Skinner'sTackle Twill and Crown zipper; 1944

B-17 Chin Turret Machine Gun Slot Cover with zipper; Skinner'sTackle Twill and Crown zipper; 1944

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Description
B-17 Chin Turret Machine Gun Slot Cover with zipper; Skinner'sTackle Twill and Crown zipper; 1944. Machine Gun Bendix Turret Slot Installation Using Crown Size 10 Fastener; William Skinner and Sons (Holyoke, MA) Tackle Twill fabric and felt; 1944. Army green viscose rayon Tackle Twill and felt; This is a length of fabric with a double-action extra heavy zip fastener stitched down the center, from which protrudes a metal tube through which a machine gun barrel would be able to move up and down in the chin turret slots on the later version of the B-17, with the cover providing some extra streamlining. Golden brass 0.5 inch grommets on edges throughout pressed through felt. Metal zipper. Trademark Tackle Twill by William Skinner and Sons. Triple stitched double acting zipper. Photo of slot cover in use included in accession folder.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Fastener, Machine Gun Turret
Machine Gun Bendix Turret Slot Installation Using Crown Size 10 Fastener
Chin Turret Machine Gun Slot Cover
date made
1944
maker
William Skinner and Sons
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Holyoke
Associated Place
United States: New Jersey, Allentown
Physical Description
viscose rayon; metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 30 in x 6 3/4 in x 7 3/4 in x 2 1/4 in; 76.2 cm x 17.145 cm x 19.685 cm x 5.715 cm
ID Number
TE.T09100.000
catalog number
T09100.000
Credit Line
Gift of William Skinner and Sons
subject
American Textile Industry
World War II
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Cultural and Community Life: Textiles
American Silks
American Textile Industry
Textiles
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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