Sample of silk sliver, Cheney Brothers, 1913

Sample of silk sliver, Cheney Brothers, 1913

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Sample of silk sliver, Cheney Brothers, 1913. Sliver (fibers for spun silk, aligned and in a roll). White. First quality. 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
Fiber Sample
silk sliver
date made
Cheney Brothers
Co. HQ
United States: New York, New York
place made
United States: Connecticut, Manchester, South Manchester
Physical Description
silk (overall material)
overall: 2 1/4 in x 5 1/2 in x 13 in; 5.715 cm x 13.97 cm x 33.02 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Cheney Brothers
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Cultural and Community Life: Textiles
American Silks
Cheney Brothers
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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