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Broadcloth Dark Mixt Gray WWV 615

$26.50

90% wool, 5% cashmere, 5% nylon, 60" wide, ~17 oz.

Mixt gray broadcloth was used for hundreds of years by farmers, sailors and other laboring people up to and including the 19th century. Late War of 1812 US Rifle Regiment Coatees and War of 1812 British Army enlisted trousers. The use of this cloth continued in both armys well into the 1830s. Shared from personal communication with Mike Barbieri The Boston News-Letter of 1776 "RAN-away . . .  a young Fellow . . .  He carried away . . .  one grey Coat and Jacket with Brass-Buttons". Black 35/2 linen thread for hand sewing matches this fabric best and for hand sewing button holes try black silk quilter's thread or button hole twist.

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This product was added to our catalog on Sunday 19 August, 2018.

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