Skein of silk (hosiery tram); National Silk Dyeing Co.; 1913

Skein of silk (hosiery tram); National Silk Dyeing Co.; 1913

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Skein of white (bleached) silk hosiery tram. A type of thrown silk usually used in manufacturing (machine knitting) silk hosiery (stockings).
One of 66 examples of silk yarns of various types, dyed in the skein.. Original sample # 27. From a group of 145 samples of silk fabrics and yarns of various types, weaves, uses, and origins donated in 1913 by the National Silk Dyeing Co., of Paterson, New Jersey (America's "Silk City"), which was one of the largest and most comprehensive silk dyeing and printing firms in the U.S.,
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
silk skein
date made
1913
maker
National Silk Dyeing Co.
place made
United States: New Jersey, Paterson
Measurements
overall: 2 1/8 in x 3 3/4 in x 10 1/2 in; 5.3975 cm x 9.525 cm x 26.67 cm
ID Number
TE.T01561.000
catalog number
T01561.000
accession number
55134
catalog number
T1561
collector/donor number
27
Credit Line
Gift of National Silk Dyeing Co.
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Cultural and Community Life: Textiles
American Silk Industry
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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