Eight Festival Pattern Group sample fabrics, 1951

Made:
1951 in United Kingdom

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Display board containing 8 fabric samples. Detail shot showing hydrargillite; (brown). Copywork with original colours.
Science Museum Group Collection
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Display board containing 8 fabric samples. Detail shot showing pink hydrargillite Copywork with original colours.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Display board containing 8 fabric samples. Detail shot showing afwillite (red, blue and yellow). Copywork with
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Display board containing 8 fabric samples. Detail shot showing green, yellow and red haemoglobin. Copywork with
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Display board containing 8 fabric samples. Detail shot showing green orthoclase. Copywork with original colours.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Display board containing 8 fabric samples. Detail shot showing blue china clay. Copywork with original colours.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Display board containing 8 fabric samples. Detail shot showing brown hydrargillite (simplified). Copywork with
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Display board containing 8 fabric samples. Detail shot showing red) mica. Copywork with original colours.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Display board containing 8 fabric samples. Detail shot showing afwillite (red, blue and yellow). Copywork with
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Display board containing 8 fabric samples. Detail shot showing green, yellow and red haemoglobin. Copywork with
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Display board containing 8 fabric samples. Detail shot showing green orthoclase. Copywork with adjusted colours.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Display board containing 8 fabric samples. Detail shot showing blue china clay. Copywork with adjusted colours.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Display board containing 8 fabric samples. Detail shot showing afwillite (red, blue and yellow). Copywork, detail
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Display board containing 8 fabric samples. Detail shot showing red mica. Copywork, detail shot with adjusted colours.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Display board containing 8 fabric samples. Detail shot showing brown hydrargillite (simplified). Copywork with
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Display board containing 8 fabric samples. Consisting of (pink) hydrargillite; (brown) hydrargillite; (red, blue and yellow) afwillite; (red) mica; (blue) china clay; (green, yellow and red) haemoglobin; (green) orthoclase; (brown) hydrargillite (simplified). From a collection of 83 samples designed for the 1951 Festival of Britain.

These textile samples were made for the Festival of Britain in 1951 by the Festival Pattern Group. The Festival of Britain celebrated the centenary of the Great Exhibition at Crystal Palace as well as the best of Britain’s art, design, technology and science. The Festival Pattern group was a collaboration between X-ray crystallographers, designers and manufacturers. These samples are just eight of the fabric designs created.

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Category:
Experimental Chemistry
Object Number:
1976-644/52
type:
textile samples
credit:
Gift of Dr. Helen Dick Megaw

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