Six skeins Japan silk tram; dyed; National Silk Dyeing Co., 1915

Six skeins Japan silk tram; dyed; National Silk Dyeing Co., 1915

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Six skeins of thrown silk, dyed: Three thread Japan tram silk, dyed---Used in the weft for weaving dress slks and ribbons. Colors: pink, lt blue, yellow, red, green, and black. 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 (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: 1 3/8 in x 8 in x 7 1/4 in; 3.4925 cm x 20.32 cm x 18.415 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
catalog 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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