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  • Name of Tartan:
    Albany (Artefact?)
  • Alternative Name: PCE,
  • ITI Number: 1170
  • Category: Unnamed C18th
  • Designer / Source: Unknown
  • Date: 1746
  • Slog: KRG:YRK
  • Colour Sequence: KRGRKRKRBRKRY
  • Thread Count: Available to STA members only
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Albany (Artefact?)
  • Notes: Photo of woven sample submitted 5th April 2011 by Heather Anderson of The House of Tartan in Menora, Western Australia Label on woven sample says: "Original Albany Tartan made Albany Woollen Mills 1950s." The 1950s date is very dubious since the mills weren't known by that name until the 1970s when they were 'rescued' by Holmes Court when he entered the corporate stage by accident in 1970, when his law firm was asked to act as receiver of a small publicly listed company, Western Australian Worsted & Woollen Mills (later Albany Woollen Mills, also known as AWM or WA Wool). The company was the single largest employer in the regional city of Albany. This is one of many claimed Prince Charles Edward tartans since he appeared to be in the habit of honouring his host at that time by wearing his tartan. In his travels he obviously stayed/hid with many hosts.'Old and Rare Scottish Tartans' (1893) states: "Fragments employed in the preparation of this illustration are portions of a plaid worn by Prince Charles Edward during his brief sojourn in Edinburgh in 1745. On his departure he presented the garment to Susanna, Countess of Eglinton, a belle of the day at whose house in the Canongate he was a frequent visitor." Apparently she divided it up amongst her seven daughters and the portions ended up being greatly mutilated (even made into slippers). The name Albany refers to one of the Italian titles borne Bonnie Prince Charlie - Duke of Albany. Sample in STA's Scarlett Collection.
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