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What is this?

Bound manufacturer's sample book with eighteen swatches of dyed red cotton. Each swatch shows a progressive increase in density and weight of the twill woven cloth. Bound in blue leather with two brass rivets and a paper label reading Genuine Turkey Red with the logo of Sun and Lion Brand.

This is a sample book from United Kingdom. It is dated late 19th–early 20th century and we acquired it in 1967. Gift of Harvey Smith. This object is currently resting in our storage facility ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Its medium is

medium: cotton, leather, paper, brass woven cotton samples, leather binding, paper label, brass rivets

Its dimensions are

H x W x D (closed): 14 x 19.7 x 1.9 cm (5 1/2 x 7 3/4 x 3/4 in.) H x W (open): 14 x 32.1 cm (5 1/2 x 12 5/8 in.)

It is inscribed

Genuine Turkey Red. Sun and Lion Brand.

This object was donated by Harvey Smith

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