March 26, 1991
COMMERCIAL ITEM DESCRIPTION
CLOTH, WIGAN, COTTON
The General Services Administration has authorized the use of this commercial item description in preference to Military Specification MIL-C-16375.
Abstract. This commercial item description covers cotton wigan cloth intended for use as interlining material for armsleeve cuffs, collars, and other various areas of clothing.
1.1 Classification. This commercial item description covers cotton wigan cloth in the following types as specified (see 5.1).
Type I- 2.3 oz. per sq. yd.
Type II- 3.4 oz. per sq. yd.
2. SALIENT CHARACTERISTICS.
2.1 General description. The cloth shall be plain weave, one up-one down, woven from cotton which has been carded, drawn and spun into singles yarn. The width shall be as specified (see 5.1) and shall be the minimum acceptable width inclusive of the selvage when fly-shuttle looms or shuttleless looms with tuck-in selvages are used. For all other shuttleless looms the width measurement shall be made between the last warp yarn on each side excluding the protruding fringe(s). The color of the finished cloth shall be natural or dyed as specified (see 5.1) and shall match the standard sample when viewed under filtered tungsten lamps that approximate artificial daylight and that have a correlated color temperature of 7500 ± 200K, with illumination of 100 ± 20 foot candles, and shall be a good match to the standard sample under incandescent lamplight at 2300 ± 200K. The use of dyes and compounds containing elementary sulfur capable of oxidation to sulfuric acid is prohibited. The cloth shall have a firm, plain calendar finish.
Beneficial comments, recommendations, additions, deletions, clarifications, etc. and any other data which may improve this document should be sent to: Commander, U.S. Army Natick Research, Development, and Engineering Center, ATTN: STRNC-IRT, Natick, MA 01760-5019.
DISTRIBUTION STATEMENT A. Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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