Haemoglobin 8.26, Festival Pattern Group silk tie fabric

Made:
1950-1951 in Sudbury
maker:
Vanners Silk Weavers
designer:
George Reynolds
Haemoglobin 8.26, Festival Pattern Group silk tie fabric (textile sample)

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Sample of jacquard-woven tie silk, red, black and gold (yellow), based on Max Perutz's crystallography, haemoglobin 8.26, nested hexagonal motif surrounded by circles, designed by George Reynolds, made by Vanners & Fennell Bros. Ltd, Sudbury, Suffolk, England, 1950-1951. Based on the X-ray crystallographic pattern of the haemoglobin molecule. From a collection of 83 samples designed for the 1951 Festival of Britain.

Details

Category:
Experimental Chemistry
Object Number:
1976-644/2
Materials:
textile and silk
Measurements:
overall (laid flat): 2 mm x 83 mm x 103 mm, 0.006 kg
type:
textile sample
credit:
Gift of Dr. Helen Dick Megaw