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The Home Front (civil defence & rationing)

Anti-Splinter Netting

Period:
20th Century
Description:

This netting was placed over window panes during World War 2 with the intention of preventing shards of glass from flying into the room if windows were shattered during air-raids.

 

There are instructions about how to affix the netting;

  1. Cut Safety-Net to size of each window pane.
  2. Thoroughly wet each pane of glass to be covered. USE PLENTY OF COLD WATER.
  3. Carefully place Safety-Net in desired position. Fit well into corners
  4. With a very wet cloth press Net to glass. See the Net is thoroughly soaked. This improves the adhesive properties. DO NOT RUB

Glass should be clean before affixing.

Source:
The Dick Institute
Digital Number:
EAAM061a
Copyright:
East Ayrshire Council


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