Six skeins Japan tram silk, dyed; National Silk Dyeing Co., 1915


Six skeins of thrown silk: eight thread Japan tram, dyed; National Silk Dyeing Co., 1915. Thrown silk: eight thread Japan Tram dyed--used in knitting hosiery, weaving braids, etc. Colors: pink, light blue, yellow red, green, and black. Part of a donation of 63 samples representing the processes of silk skein-dyeing, and silk piece-dyeing and printing, given by the National Silk Dyeing Co of Paterson, New Jersey, in 1915. National Silk Dyeing Co., headquartered at 140 Market St., Paterson, NJ was formed from five silk dyeing firms in Peterson, NJ (Auger & Simon Silk Dyeing Company; Emil Geering Silk Dyeing Co., Knipscher & Maas Silk Dyeing Company, Kearns Brothers, and Gaede Silk Dyeing Co.) and a fifth company from Allentown, Pa. (Lotte Brothers under the leadership of Charles I. Auger. National Silk Dyeing immediately became one of the large silk dyeing conglomerates in the nation. It operated into the Great Depression but was eventually broken up and sold off.

Date Made: 1915

Maker: National Silk Dyeing Co.

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: New Jersey, Paterson

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Credit Line: Gift of National Silk Dyeing Co.

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: TE.T02797.000Catalog Number: T02797.000Accession Number: 58940Catalog Number: T2797

Object Name: silk skeins (6)silk skeins, batch of

Physical Description: silk (overall material)thrown; skein-dyed (overall production method/technique)Measurements: overall: 2 1/2 in x 9 in x 10 1/2 in; 6.35 cm x 22.86 cm x 26.67 cm


Record Id: nmah_647984

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