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Q. Did Beacon Blankets ever manufacture clothing? Well, not quite, but almost. Beacon sold kits for making bathrobes out of its blanket cloth. Home sewers could buy the fabric and a kit that contained everything needed to make a robe, including a Beacon label. The robes were worn in several classic Hollywood movies. The character “Kramer” also wore Beacon robes on the popular TV show, Seinfeld. A web search reveals that vintage Beacon robes can still be purchased today on eBay and similar sites.


Robe made from Beacon Blanket material



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