Book of Rayon Thread Samples

Made:
1951-1959
maker:
Cotton & Rayon Spinners Ltd

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Hardcover book or brochure containing samples of coloured rayon and rayon blended threads, produced by Cotton and Rayon Spinners Ltd of Royton in the early 1950s. The front cover of the book promotes the company’s ‘Re-equipped mills with the most modern spinning, winding and beaming machinery.’

The sample volume also includes nylon/rayon blended threads and lists several other synthetic fibre threads that the company was manufacturing. The front cover mentions ‘Ardil’, a fibre developed in the mid-1940s using peanuts as a cheap alternative to wool; acetate; cuprama, a copper-based cellulose fabric patented in Germany in 1934; and fibrolane, a casein-derived textile fibre developed in the 1940s.

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Identifier:
2021-4
Access:
Open access.