Six skeins of Organzine silk; dyed; National Silk Dyeing Co.,1915

Six skeins of Organzine silk; dyed; National Silk Dyeing Co.,1915

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Six skeins of dyed thrown organzine silk, Two thread Japan Organzine, dyed pink, light blue, yellow, red, green, and black. This type of yarn was used in the warp for weaving dress silks and ribbons; it is fine, even, and strong.
Part of a donation of 63 samples representing the processes of silk skein-dyeing, and silk piece-dyeing and printing, given by the National Silk Dyeing Co of Paterson, New Jersey, in 1915. National Silk Dyeing Co., headquartered at 140 Market St., Paterson, NJ was formed from five silk dyeing firms in Peterson, NJ (Auger & Simon Silk Dyeing Company; Emil Geering Silk Dyeing Co., Knipscher & Maas Silk Dyeing Company, Kearns Brothers, and Gaede Silk Dyeing Co.) and a fifth company from Allentown, Pa. (Lotte Brothers under the leadership of Charles I. Auger. National Silk Dyeing immediately became one of the large silk dyeing conglomerates in the nation. It operated into the Great Depression but was eventually broken up and sold off.
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Object Name
Silk?, Skeins of, Batch of
silk skeins (6)
silk skeins
date made
National Silk Dyeing Co.
place made
United States: New Jersey, Paterson
Physical Description
silk (overall material)
thrown; skein-dyed (overall production method/technique)
overall: 2 in x 3 1/2 in x 9 in; 5.08 cm x 8.89 cm x 22.86 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of National Silk Dyeing Co.
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Cultural and Community Life: Textiles
American Silks
American Silk Industry
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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