Bolt end of plain sheeting; Pelzer Mfg. Co., SC; 1904; Consular Collection

Bolt end of plain sheeting; Pelzer Mfg. Co., SC; 1904; Consular Collection

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Bolt end of medium weight, plain sheeting, "in the gray" (unbleached, unfinished); Pelzer Mfg. Co., SC; 1904. Selvage width unbleached plain weave sheeting; Blue ink stamp of camel trademark and Pelzer co name; Colorful printed paper label. Bolt end of a 30 yard bolt of Pelzer cloth, acquired by a US Consul in Abyssinia (Ethiopia) in a market in 1904 as a sample of the American goods popular in the Red Sea market. Paper label says: "These goods are manufactured from selected cotton and warranted for their weight and durability. Pelzer Mfg. Co., Pelzer, South Carolina, U.S.A."
Part of a large collection of American and foreign made textile samples acquired between about 1898 and 1918 by US Consuls overseas to report on the state of markets and on business opportunities. Transferred from the Dept. of Commerce in the 1920s.
Consular Collection.
Object Name
fabric sample
date made
ca. 1904
place made
United States: South Carolina, Pelzer
Physical Description
cotton (overall material)
plain weave; unbleached (overall production method/technique)
ID Number
Credit Line
Transfer from the Dept. of Commerce
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American Textile Industry
Consular Collection Textile Samples
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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