J.A. Migel, Inc. "Fan-Ta-Si" dress fabric sample; 1918

J.A. Migel, Inc. "Fan-Ta-Si" dress fabric sample; 1918

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A length of J.A. Migel, Inc. silk dress goods "1920 Fan-Ta-Si". Cross dyed satin face, novelty fabric having silk warp and artificial silk filling, with an allover jacquard pattern. Designed primarily for a sport silk. Manufacturer's name for color "Sunset." Fan-Ta-Si was one of the fabric names trademarked by JA Migel Inc. Julius A. Migel was a younger brother of Moses Charles Migel, founder of M.C. Migel & Co., Inc, silk manufacturer, renamed H.R. Mallinson & Co., Inc. in 1915. Mallinson, married to Linda Migel, had taken over as the president of M.C. Migel & Co. after his brother-in-law had retired. J.A. Migel was very briefly a partner with H.R. Mallinson, but left the firm in 1915 to form his own, eponymous, silk manufacturing concern. J.A. Migel used many of the marketing tools that his brother and H.R. Mallinson had succeeded with, but his company lasted only a few years.
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Date made
place made
United States: New York, New York City
Associated Place
United States: New Jersey, Allentown
Physical Description
warp, silk (overall material)
filling, artificial silk (overall material)
orange (overall color)
compound jacquard weave (overall production method/technique)
overall: 31 in x 38 in; 78.74 cm x 96.52 cm
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Credit Line
Gift of J.A. Migel, Inc.
American Textile Industry
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Cultural and Community Life: Textiles
American Silks
American Textile Industry
American Silk Industry
JA Migel Fabrics
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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