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Hosiery Manufacturing in Nithsdale

Glove in production - stage 5

Period:
20th Century
Description:

These gloves have been shrunk and felted to produce a warm, hard-wearing fabric.

 

The fingers were knitted so that they overlapped and when pressed they lay on top of each other.  The thumb was inserted to one side of the palm.  Today many gloves do not fit well because their fingers lie flat and the thumb is inserted on the side of the glove.

Place of Production:
J & D McGeorge Ltd, Irongray Road, Dumfries
Materials/Media:
wool
Dimensions:
length 250mm, width 150mm
Source:
Dumfries Museum & Camera Obscura
Accession number:
DUMFM:1991.33.5
Digital Number:
DMTX019n
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council