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Reeled silk sample; First draft; Cheney Brothers, 1913

Reeled silk sample; First draft; Cheney Brothers, 1913

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Description
Sample of reeled silk; shiny white filament. Cheney Brothers First draft. Silk. White. B. C. first draft. Spreader. 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
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
reeled silk sample
silk fiber sample
date made
1913
maker
Cheney Brothers
place made
United States: New York, New York
United States: Connecticut, Manchester, South Manchester
Physical Description
silk (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 3 1/2 in x 4 1/2 in x 11 1/2 in; 8.89 cm x 11.43 cm x 29.21 cm
ID Number
TE.T00141.000
catalog number
T00141.000
accession number
55080
catalog number
T141
Credit Line
Gift of Cheney Brothers
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Cultural and Community Life: Textiles
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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