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

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

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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.
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Object Name
Fabric Length
Date made
Oscar Hofman Corporation
place made
United States: New Hampshire, Newmarket
Associated Place
United States: New Jersey, Allentown
Physical Description
tussah silk (overall material)
plain weave (overall production method/technique)
beige (overall color)
suiting (overall style)
overall: 36 in x 30 in; 91.44 cm x 76.2 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Samuel Eiseman
American Textile Industry
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Cultural and Community Life: Textiles
American Silks
American Textile Industry
American Silk Industry
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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