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Silk fiber process sample; Fifth draft; Cheney Brothers, 1913

Silk fiber process sample; Fifth draft; Cheney Brothers, 1913

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Silk fiber process sample; Fifth draft; Cheney Brothers, 1913. Fifth draft. Silk. White. B. F. Dresser. 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
silk fiber
silk fiber sample
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 3 in x 11 1/2 in; 5.715 cm x 7.62 cm x 29.21 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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