Waterproof smock made from double layer Ventile (a

Made:
1996 in Tetbury

Waterproof smock made from double layer Ventile (a high performance cotton). The fibres in the outer layer swell when they get wet, preventing further ingress of water. The materials were originally developed for WW2 airmen, and this material was used to make clothes for the British Antarctic Survey

Details

Category:
Materials Science Gallery
Object Number:
1997-498
type:
waterproof smock
credit:
Snowsled
status:
Permanent collection

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