Festival Pattern Group Fabrics, 1951

1951 in England
British Celanese Limited

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Swatch book of fabric samples from Celanese Fabrics in unknown pattern. Part of a collection of 83 samples designed for
Science Museum Group Collection
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Swatch book of four printed fine filament acetate rayon crepe, dress fabric samples, in four colourways, grey, peach, lilac and brown, Horse Methaemoglobin 8.23, designed by S. M. Slade, from crystallography by Max Perutz, manufactured by British Celanese Ltd, brand name Celanese Fabrics. Part of a collection of 83 samples designed for the 1951 Festival of Britain, based on X-ray crystallographic pattern. In 1951 the fabric sold for 25 shillings per yard. Shown in the FPG display in the Land Travelling Exhibition. Max Perutz's wife Gisela had a dress made from this fabric. The pattern 51

6/6004, repeat 13.5 x 9.2 cm, issued in five colourways.


Experimental Chemistry
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acetate rayon and textile
textile sample
Gift of Dr. Helen Dick Megaw

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