Eight spools of Cheney Brothers Silk yarn, 1913

Eight spools of Cheney Brothers Silk yarn, 1913

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Description (Brief)
Eight spools of Cheney Brothers Silk yarn, 1913. Colored. 8 spools, 1-1/4 in. Dia., L. 3-1/2 in. Part of gift illustrating all the steps in making silk textiles at the Cheney Brothers mill in South Manchester, CT. Sales offices: 4th Ave. and 18th St., New York City
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Object Name
yarns, silk
spools, silk yarn
date made
Cheney Brothers
place made
United States: New York, New York
United States: Connecticut, Manchester, South Manchester
Physical Description
silk (overall material)
dyed (overall production method/technique)
overall; one sample: 3 9/16 in x 1 3/8 in; 9.04875 cm x 3.4925 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Cheney Brothers
Textile Processing and Production
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Cultural and Community Life: Textiles
American Silk Industry
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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