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Bleaching Pillow Linen
Date: early 20th-mid 20th Century
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Dimensions: 68 x 50 cm (26 3/4 x 19 11/16 in.)
Medium: card, linen
Made in: Britain, Leeds
Description: Cream museum exhibit card from the Department of Colour Chemistry, displaying nine annotated samples of fine linens showing stages of treatment. Samples are glued to apertures. From top left. 1. Grey; 2. Lime boiled and soured; 3. Lye (soda ash) boiled; 4. Chemicked and soured; 5. Scalded (soda ash) 6. Chemicked and soured; 7. Scalded; 8. Full white; 9. Finished. Exhibit card from original box entitled 'Museum Exhibit Cards. Linen Jute'
Inv. No.: 2011.95

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