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Blanket sample

Folder of blanket samples which is printed on the front with: 'W. Smith and Co and J. and N. Philips (Witney) Ltd, No. 1 Quality, Witnedown Blankets Cover the World'. Inside are six samples in five different colours of all wool whipped blankets.

Witnedown was at one time the trademark of Smith and Philips Ltd blanket makers of Witney. Whipped blankets were ones which had a strip of silky material sewn over their edges, bound blankets were finished with a row of blanket stitching, whipped blankets were the cheaper of the two.

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Height 29.0cm, width 23.5cm
Printed by Smith, W. and Philips, J. and N. Ltd
Made for Smith, W. and Co. Ltd