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Skein of reeled silk; 1885

Skein of reeled silk; 1885

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Description
Sample skein of reeled silk. Part of a large group of fiber samples transferred from the US Dept. of Agriculture to the US National Museum in 1885. Part of the Economic Botany and Fibers collection, supporting research and commerce in the US textiles industry.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
silk, reeled
silk, skein of
Physical Description
silk (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 3 1/4 in x 12 in x 3 1/2 in; 8.255 cm x 30.48 cm x 8.89 cm
ID Number
TE.E187066.000
catalog number
E187066
accession number
15703
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Cultural and Community Life: Textiles
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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