Bag of white silk cocoons, 1913; from Cheney Brothers

Bag of white silk cocoons, 1913; from Cheney Brothers

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Cheney Brothers gift of bag of white silkworm cocoons. 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
cocoons, silkworm
date made
Cheney Brothers
place made
United States: New York, New York
United States: Connecticut, Manchester, South Manchester
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
silk, sericin (overall material)
overall: 13 1/4 in x 4 in; 33.655 cm x 10.16 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Cheney Brothers
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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