Name that vintage fabric!
August 4, 2009 9:56 PM Subscribe
Trying to restore a 1951 factory prototype auto (US). Need to match some seat upholstery cloth (printed canvas - image here
). Any textile folk that can help track down the manufacturer or a source for high quality reproduction?
posted by skyscraper to media & arts (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Anecdote has it that the factory was known for their daring in design and manufacturers sent them samples hoping to have them used - this one was. It's a cotton canvas, two color print (not woven) and has a partial name in the selvage that appears to be "TEXTURA ?????" (even less sure about the 5 letter second word - thus the ?????).
The seats were reupholstered in the 60s, but pieces of the original fabric were used as scrap in the new upholstery - that's where the scanned image came from. We're looking for info on the manufacturer with the hope that we can find larger samples which have the complete repeat pattern so the cloth can be reproduced (or more ideally someone who has a roll-end of the cloth with enough fabric for the restoration).