Oscar Hofman Corporation "Silk Zephyr" suiting fabric length; 1915.


Oscar Hofman Corporation "Silk Zephyr" plain weave, unbleached, suiting fabric length; 1915. Original cataloging reads: "Silk Zephyr suiting, A new silk fabric woven of tussah yarn, washable, unshrinkable, absolutely non-slipping and strong. Possesing all the tailoring qualities of wool and worsted fabrics. Used for mens suits." Beige color (undyed, unbleached tussah silk) in a plain weave. (NB - the attached image suggests a moire finish; this is a result of the scanning process and is not present in the actual cloth)

Company info: Oscar Hofman Corp. - Headquarters: 229-233 Fourth Avenue, New York, NY. Mill: Newmarket, New Hampshire. Active 1910s. Trademark “Silk Zephyr Suiting” – 1915.

Date Made: 1915

Maker: Oscar Hofman Corporation

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: New Hampshire, NewmarketAssociated Place: United States: New Jersey, Allentown

Subject: American Textile Industry

See more items in: Home and Community Life: Textiles, American Silks, American Silk Industry, American Textile Industry, Textiles


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Credit Line: Gift of Samuel Eiseman

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: TE.T02405.000Accession Number: 57994Catalog Number: T02405.000

Object Name: Fabric Length

Physical Description: tussah silk (overall material)plain weave (overall production method/technique)beige (overall color)suiting (overall style)Measurements: overall: 36 in x 30 in; 91.44 cm x 76.2 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-8448-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1164159

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