Sample spool of Fiberglas thread or yarn; Used in Defense Industry; 1944

Sample spool of Fiberglas thread or yarn; Used in Defense Industry; 1944

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Sample spool of a 4-ply yarn of untwisted fiberglas fibers made by Owens-Corning Glass Co., Toledo, Ohio. Used in the defense industry during World War II. One of several products used in manufacture of the tail-wheel boot for a P-47 Thunderbolt fighter airplane, made by Campbell Products Co., Greensboro Kentucky, who donated samples of the materials and a section of the boot. (T.09101-T09104)
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Object Name
fiberglas yarn
thread, spool of
date made
Owens-Corning Fiberglass Corporation
Physical Description
fiberglass (overall material)
overall: 2 13/16 in x 2 1/2 in; 7.14375 cm x 6.35 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Campbell Products Co., Kentucky, through Dan Campbell
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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