Knitted fibreglass stocking, 1968.
Knitted fibreglass stocking with holder
Knitted fibreglass stocking. Glass fibres are extremely strong but unless their structure is free from any cracks or scratches, they are also very brittle.This is because the glass fibres, unlike steel, cannot tolerate microcracks and are immediately embrittled in the presence of them. Hence glass fibres have to be combined with other materials, for example polymer resins, to form composite materials.
- Glass Technology
- Object Number:
- Stewarton Hosiery Company Limited
- Permanent collection
Cite this page
We encourage the use and reuse of our collection data.
Data in the title, made, maker and details fields are released under Creative Commons Zero
Descriptions and all other text content are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 licence
Download catalogue entry as json
Download manifest IIIF
Our records are constantly being enhanced and improved, but please note that we cannot guarantee the accuracy of any information shown on this website.