Hank of Japan No. 1 reeled silk filament; 1884


Hank or skein of raw silk filament, white, glossy, as reeled in Japan and imported into the US. "No. 1 Japan" One of 15 samples donated in 1884 by C. Adolphe Low & Co., NYC, of raw silk as imported by the firm. Catalog #s H6180-6194

Date Made: 1884

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: Japan

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Credit Line: Gift of C. Adolphe Low & Co.

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: TE.H006188.000Catalog Number: H006188.000Accession Number: 14993

Object Name: silk filament, hanksilk, reeled

Physical Description: silk (overall material)Measurements: overall: 1 5/8 in x 12 7/8 in x 2 in; 4.1275 cm x 32.7025 cm x 5.08 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a4-b9ce-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_648243

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