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McLintock's Jacket
c 1875

Rare. Never seen one before. The Quilters Guild have also told me this is rare. Quilt Studies The Journal of The British Quilt Study Group. Issue 1, 1999. The following information came from an article by Pauline Adams on Four Aspects of Turkey Red. Turkey Red in Quilts and Clothing. McLintocks of Barnsley, Yorkshire was started in 1790 by Robert McLintock of Glasgow, a linen weaver. His son James, a linen warehouseman and later a traveller became aware of silk waste called noils and had the idea of making it into warm, light wadding. His first quilt was made probably in the mid-1800s. McLintock's begin making down clothing after the new factory was built in 1867. The channels containing the down become progressively more wavy. Braids on the quilting lines were also used later. The first patent was applied for in 1875 and I think this garment was made about that time. They claimed to be the first firm to make down filled clothing. In McLintock's catalgoue they talk about Turkey Red discharge print as Turkey Chintz - at the time the word chintz had its original meaning of many coloured rather than a glazed cotton as we know it today.


the inside neck bearing a green cotton label McLintock's Patent Silk Down Dressing Jacket. Length 24 in the Turkey Red discharge printed Paisley design cambric in scarlet, bright green, blue, yellow, white and black quilted in vertical channels , round neck, fold over front, side splits, all edged with a frill, the long sleeves with cuffs similarly trimmed, a belt attached to the back, lined with same fabric, underarm 37 in or 95 cm; length shoulder to hem 23 in or 60 cm.


Very good. Crisp and fresh looking and lovely colours. Ask for better photos.