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Unusual and attractive fabric design. Made by Banner, a name mainly associated then (and now) as a manufacturer of school uniforms, and the almost exclusive supplier of the blue and green wrap-around overalls that were worn for science and arts and crafts. Banner date back over 150 years as a company, and were once a major supplier of military uniforms.
Fabric: Roller printed cotton with blue, yellow and white flowers arranged over pink boxes and black spots on white background with turquoise binding. Maker of fabric unknown.
Year made: Probably 1940s
Hercules is probably the best-known brand name for vintage pinnies. In fact Hercules is the name used for the preshrunk roller-printed cotton fabric, which was manufactured by Joshua Hoyle & Sons of Manchester.
The pattern here is a classic design for the printing method used, combining floral, geometric and paisley motifs in blue and green. As with most older pinnies, this has been made to a good length and would have reached well past the knee.
Made by: unknown, possibly Hercules
Fabric: Hercules cloth, preshrunk roller-printed cotton of floral, geometric and paisley design in blue and green, with blue bias binding.
Year made: Probably 1950s