Raincoat thumbnail 1
Raincoat thumbnail 2
+3
images
Not currently on display at the V&A

Raincoat

ca. 1920 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Raincoat made of silver-grey rubberised silk. Double breasted and cut with a straight front and flared back. The shoulders are raglan and the sleeves are wide and flared. There are vertical slit pockets. Lined with ivory figured silk. Label stitched to the inside back of the neck. Small chain coat hook.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Rubberised silk, lined with silk, metal
Brief Description
Raincoat made of rubberised silk, England, ca. 1920
Physical Description
Raincoat made of silver-grey rubberised silk. Double breasted and cut with a straight front and flared back. The shoulders are raglan and the sleeves are wide and flared. There are vertical slit pockets. Lined with ivory figured silk. Label stitched to the inside back of the neck. Small chain coat hook.
Dimensions
  • Neck to hem at back length: 48in
Marks and Inscriptions
GUARANTEED H. KETCHY Reg'd. Trade Mark. LONDON MAKE (Label stitched to the inside back of the neck)
Credit line
Given by Roland W. Owram
Object history
Given to the V&A in 1960 by Roland W. Owram. This raincoat had belonged to the donor's aunt, Amelia Owram, who had left it to him along with 'scores of beautiful Victorian dresses, cloaks, coats, skirts, some hats, fans, parasols, large boxes of swatches and Maltese lace, costume jewellery and dress trimmings, underware (sic) etc.' Many of these items were donated to the V&A (see Museum nos. T.152 to 173-1960) [RF 59/1739]. At its time of entry to the V&A's collections the Museum did not hold much rainwear, so this coat's importance was immediately recognised. It was suggested at the time of acquisition that the coat would 'look well in the 'special' selection at BGM (i.e. Bethnal Green Museum, now Museum of Childhood)'.

Production
Maker may be H. Ketchy?
Collection
Accession Number
T.172-1960

About this object record

Explore the Collections contains over a million catalogue records, and over half a million images. It is a working database that includes information compiled over the life of the museum. Some of our records may contain offensive and discriminatory language, or reflect outdated ideas, practice and analysis. We are committed to addressing these issues, and to review and update our records accordingly.

You can write to us to suggest improvements to the record.

Suggest Feedback

record createdJune 24, 2009
Record URL