CARRIED AND USED ON THE LUNAR SURFACE BY JAMES IRWIN.
FLOWN Utility Towel Assembly. Medium size Beta Cloth bag, 6 by 8 inches having a zipper top and identification tag. With a Typed Letter Signed by MRS. JAMES B. IRWIN.
MRS. IRWIN's signed provenance letter dated 10 March 2007 reads: "This Beta cloth Lunar Module Utility Towel Assembly was used by my late husband, Astronaut James Irwin, while he was on the Moon during the Apollo 15 mission. The bag has an identification label that reads: "LM Utility Towel Assy., Mfg. By: B. Welson Co., P/N: SEB4210080-202, S/N: 1123, Date of Mfg.: 2/19/68."
The bag held cleaning towels for Jim's use while he was inside the Lunar Module. This piece of equipment spent over 66 hours on the lunar surface. Apollo 15 was launched on 26 July 1971 and returned to earth on 7 August 1971. It was the fourth lunar landing of the Apollo Program."