1961 advertisement for a dacron suit. 1961 advertisement for a dacron suit.

Dacron is an American trademark for polyester, a type of synthetic fibre. It was first marketed in the USA in 1951. By the beginning of the twenty-first century the trademark was used for a variety of polyester fibres and products, including an artificial sinew thread that is basically a waxed, polyester yarn.

Source: TORTORA, Phyllis G. and Ingrid JOHNSON (2014). The Fairchild Books: Dictionary of Textiles, 8th Edition, New York: Fairchild Books/Bloomsbury Publishing Inc., p. 169.

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