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Raincoat

Raincoat

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1920 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Rubberised silk, lined with silk, metal

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Roland W. Owram

  • Museum number:

    T.172-1960

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

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.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

ca. 1920 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Rubberised silk, lined with silk, metal

Marks and inscriptions

GUARANTEED H. KETCHY Reg'd. Trade Mark. LONDON MAKE
Label stitched to the inside back of the neck

Dimensions

Length: 48 in neck to hem at back

Object history note

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)'.

Descriptive line

Raincoat made of rubberised silk, England, ca. 1920

Production Note

Maker may be H. Ketchy?

Materials

Silk; Metal

Techniques

Coating; Weaving

Categories

Textiles; Clothing; Fashion

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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