Vehicle parts

Moquette sample; 'Colindale' or 'leaf' design by Marion Dorn. As used on the 1938-tube stock, circa 1945
Sample of cut pile moquette with green fabric bound edge and two eyelets, with a stylised leaf design in light green and red on a dark green background.
Simple name : Moquette sample
Date : circa 1937
Collection : Vehicle parts
Object location : Covent Garden
Reference number : 1996/603
Size : H 268mm, W 215mm
Associated company :
  • London Passenger Transport Board
  • Lister & Co.
Associated line : Northern
Commissioner : London Passenger Transport Board : circa 1937
Designer : Marion Dorn : circa 1937
Manufacturer : Lister & Co : circa 1945
Mode : Tube
Content text : 12703
Additional information : Commissioned by the London Passenger Transport Board, this moquette depicts a stylised leaf design in light green and red on a dark green background. It was known as 'Colindale', probably a reference to Colindale Tube station, and was produced in a variety of colours. It was designed by Marion Dorn, one of three artists chosen by London Transport's Publicity Officer Christian Barman to create original designs for its vehicles during the 1930s. The design, which originally had a lighter green background, was first used on the 1938 Tube stock. After the Second World War, it was redrawn and re-coloured in darker colours so that dirt would not show so quickly.
Material : Wool
Colour : Red,Light Green,Dark Green
Pattern name : Colindale
Pattern repeat : 125mm
Pile : Cut
Record completeness :
Record 77% complete

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