Vehicle parts

Moquette sample; Sample of moquette designed by Marianne Straub, 1966-1970
Sample of wool moquette with cut pile interspersed with rows of loop pile. The pattern is a geometric intercrossing 'block' motif of navy, bright green, sea green and blue rectangles. This pattern was probably the most widely used on rail and road vehicles including 1972-tube stock (Mark II), 1973-tube stock and London Transport buses including DMS, BL, LS, early AN and XA buses.
Simple name : Moquette sample
Date : circa 1966
Collection : Vehicle parts
Object location : Acton Depot
Reference number : 1983/249
Associated company :
  • London Transport
  • John Holdsworth and Company Limited
  • Firth Firnishings Limited
Associated person : Marianne Straub, Sir Misha Black
Commissioner : London Transport : circa 1966
Designer : Marianne Straub : circa 1965
Manufacturer : John Holdsworth and Company limited : circa 1966
Mode : Tube, Bus
Inscription : London Transport Executive
Material : Wool,Nylon
Colour : Blue,Blue,Green
Pattern repeat : 80mm
Pile : Cut and loop
Record completeness :
Record 75% complete

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