Shell Jacket

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Shell Jacket

Postby Michael T » 17 Sep 2017 00:59

Can anyone advise where one might find inner sleeve cotton material of the same pattern as shown in the attached image for a shell jacket. This jacket is said to be from the early colonial period in Australia.
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Re: Shell Jacket

Postby timothylrose » 17 Sep 2017 10:02

Just search for cotton ticking - there are loads out there in different weights etc - avoid the upholstery fabrics for heaviness - if you are lucky you can track down some ex Army mattress covers which will be aged as well - atb Tim
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Re: Shell Jacket

Postby Frogsmile » 18 Sep 2017 14:51

Totally agree with m'learned friend Tim, cotton ticking can still be found and, as well as mattress covers, was frequently used for hard wearing pillow casing.
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Re: Shell Jacket

Postby grumpy » 18 Sep 2017 15:57

Yes, I used to snatch 40 winks on night shifts with head on such a pillow case of dubious cleanliness. This would be RAF issue,
c. any year from 1960 to 1996.
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