Dish towel

Collection Type

  • Textiles


Late 20th C




White linen printed with black text and pictures; see attached text. Pictures down both sides illustrate text; selvage top and bottom; hemmed sides.


Descriptive Terms

dish towels
linen (material)
printed textile materials
machine sewing (technique)
Towel, Dish


"ILLUSTRATIVE/OF/MANUFACTURING CELERITY/TO PROVE THE POSSIBILITY OF/WOOL/BEING MANUFACTURED INTO / CLOTH / AND MADE INTO A / COAT / BETWEEN / SUNRISE AND SUNSET / AND WHICH WAS SUCCESSFULLY ACCOMPLISHED on / TUESDAY, THE 25 TH OF JUNE,/ 1811./ AT FIVE O'CLOCK THAT MORNING / TWO SHEEP / BELONGING TO / SIR JOHN THROCKMORTON, BART. / WERE SHEARED BY HIS OWN SHEPHERD / FRANCIS DRUETT / AND THE WOOL GIVEN TO / MR. JOHN COXETER/ AT GREENHAM MILLS NEAR/NEWBURY, BERKSHIRE: /WHO HAD/ The WOOL Spun, The Yarn Spooled/ Warped, Loomed, and Wove. The /CLOTH Burred, Milled, Rowed, Dyed,/Dryed, Sheared, and Pressed/ BY FOUR O'CLOCK - ALL the/processes of MANUFACTURE were /performed BY HAND in ELEVEN/ HOURS./THE CLOTH was then given to/ MR. ISAAC WHITE, Tailor, of Newbury,/ Whose son, James White, cut the Coat out of and had it/made up within/TWO HOURS AND TWENTY MINUTES,/ When the Master Manufacturer, Mr. John Coxeter, / presented to / SIR JOHN THROCKMORTON, BART./ who appeared with it on before an assembly of 5000 spectators/who had come far and near to witness this singulrar and / unprecedented performance completed in / THIRTEEN HOURS AND TWENTY MINUTES/THE THROCKMORTON COAT/at Coughton Court/The National Trust/Peter Rice. ( )




31 x 19 1/2 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Eleanor Fayerweather

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