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    Posted 12 years ago

    Hunter
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    This was a Christmas gift a few years back - a vintage wool blanket made by the Canadian Hudson's Bay Company in the traditional 4-striped pattern. A month or so later, I found a JC Penney knockoff at a thrift store for 2 dollars, though the color isn't as nice as the real deal. They typically have a detailed HBC tag, though mine fell off at some point...

    These wool blankets were traditionally traded in the Americas (native people wanted the warm material which repelled water/was easy to sew and Europeans wanted everything else the locals had). The manufacturers used a "point" marking system so the blankets wouldn't need to be unfolded in order to identify size: the 4 black lines on this blanket show that it is the double bed size (typically point sizes range from 1 - 6, increasing by a half point).

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    Comments

    1. Hunter Hunter, 12 years ago
      thanks Bellin! :)
    2. rocker-sd rocker-sd, 12 years ago
      I love the HB Blankets, and thanks for the info on the point system. I learned somthing new today.
    3. Hunter Hunter, 12 years ago
      sure thing & thanks for the comment rocker-sd, they were pretty clever!

      thanks jojo & mrmajestic for the love :)
    4. Hunter Hunter, 12 years ago
      thanks Phil - the colors are classic!
    5. AmatoorPikr, 8 years ago
      I like your photographic display!!!
    6. Hunter Hunter, 8 years ago
      Thanks Amatoor :)
    7. Hunter Hunter, 8 years ago
      yeah, it's pretty genius Brunswick. And looks better than those paper tags put on comforters these days... :)

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