Two bobbins of silk weaving yarn; Cheney Brothers, 1913

Two bobbins of silk weaving yarn; Cheney Brothers, 1913

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Two bobbins of silk weaving yarn; Cheney Brothers, 1913. White. On shuttle bobbins. (2 bobbins, L. 5 in.) Part of gift illustrating all the steps in making silk textiles at the Cheney Brothers mill in South Manchester, CT. Sales offices: 4th Ave. and 18th St., New York City
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Object Name
process samples, silk
silk yarn
date made
Cheney Brothers
Co. HQ
United States: New York, New York
place made
United States: Connecticut, Manchester, South Manchester
overall: 4 7/8 in x 13/16 in; 12.3825 cm x 2.06375 cm
overall: 5 in; 12.7 cm
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accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Cheney Brothers
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Cultural and Community Life: Textiles
American Silks
Cheney Brothers
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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