Festival of Britain glass samples

Made:
1951 in Manchester and London
maker:
Barlow and Sons Limited
and
George Farmiloe & Sons Ltd.

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Glass sample made by George Farmiloe & Sons Ltd., London, contained in a card box also containing a fabric sample made
Science Museum Group Collection
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Card box containing glass sample made by George Farmiloe & Sons Ltd., London, and fabric sample made by Barlow & Sons Ltd., Manchester, 1951. The design on each item reflects x-ray diffraction patterns and was produced by the Festival Pattern Group: designers associated with the Festival of Britain. Patterns were inspired by the work of Kathleen Lonsdale.

Details

Category:
Experimental Chemistry
Object Number:
1993-421/5
Materials:
card, paper (fibre product), steel (metal), textile
Measurements:
glass sample: 6 mm x 78 mm x 100 mm,
fabric: 20 mm x 160 mm x 90 mm,
box: 43 mm x 180 mm x 102 mm,
overall weight: .12kg
type:
sample
taxonomy:
  • object genres
credit:
Gift of University College London, in memory of Dame Kathleen Lonsdale

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