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Sash worn by a Tourist Trophy marshal

Date made: 1920s

Maker: unknown

Description: This sash was used by a marshal at the Tourist Trophy (TT) races in the 1920s. The sash was provided by tyre manufacturer Dunlop, and marshals were nicknamed 'Dunlops' in consequence.

The sash is of red cotton with the word 'Dunlop' stitched on in white letters.

Marshals have always had a crucial role to play in the TT races. Indeed without them the races could not be run. When worn over a white coat this sash was intended to make the marshal highly visible, as orange tabbards do today.

Measurements: 15 x 120 x 0.5 cm

Materials: cotton, wool

Object name: sash

Collection: Costume & Textiles Collection

ID Number: 2007-0059

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