Samuel Eiseman & Co., "SECO Silk" fabric length; 1915.

Samuel Eiseman & Co., "SECO Silk" fabric length; 1915.

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Samuel Eiseman & Co., "SECO Silk" fabric length; 1915. Plain weave, pink. Silk and cotton dress goods commercially known as"Seco Silk". A plain weave fabric having a cotton warp and silk filling, piece dyed pink. Has lines throughout piece where warp threads appear to be lighter shades. Semi-transparent.
Previous name of the company was Eiseman Bros. from 1881-1898. The trade name was – SECO – acronym for Samuel Eiseman & Co.. It was a silk dress goods sales agency and converter, which also operated mills in New Hampshire. Goods were sold through the headquarters and sales offices in New York City. The company dissolved in the early 1930s. Founder - Samuel Eiseman
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Fabric Length
Date made
1915
maker
Samuel Eiseman & Co., Inc.
place made
United States: New Hampshire, Newmarket
Associated Place
United States: New Jersey, Allentown
Physical Description
cotton (overall material)
silk (overall material)
pink (overall color)
plain weave, piece dyed (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 36 in x 36 in; 91.44 cm x 91.44 cm
ID Number
TE.T02495.000
accession number
58159
catalog number
TO2495.000
Credit Line
Gift of Samuel Eiseman
subject
American Textile Industry
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Cultural and Community Life: Textiles
American Silks
American Textile Industry
American Silk Industry
Textiles
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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