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

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

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Skein of "Cardinal" red organzine. A type of thrown silk; Usually used for warp yarns in fine silk fabrics. Manufacturer tag reads: "Organzine. Used for warp in ribbons and broad silks".
One of 66 examples of silk yarns of various types, dyed in the skein.. Original sample # 11. 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 in x 3 1/2 in x 10 1/2 in; 5.08 cm x 8.89 cm x 26.67 cm
ID Number
TE.T01545.000
catalog number
T01545.000
collector/donor number
11
catalog number
T1545
accession number
55134
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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