Antique Silkateen Cotton Knitting & Crochet Thread, 16 Spools by K.T. Co. Fall River
Product Description: During the 19th century, cotton manufacturing and textiles was an important part of history in Fall River, Massachusetts. This collection of 16 wooden spools with Silkateen knitting and crochet cotton wound around a natural wooden spool, offers fantastic early advertising. K.T. Co. Fall River, Mass. is on the label of 14 spools with 3 spools also referencing the American Thread Co., Made at Willimantic, Conn. either in small print below or on one side. K.T. Co. (Kerr Thread Co.) was purchased by American Thread Co. approximately 1898. Although there is wear on the paper labels, most of the advertising is clear and displays wonderfully. Decorate by adding these to a small basket or clear jar to display a fantastic piece of textile history from the Northeastern U.S.
Circa: Most likely Late 1800’s - 1900's
Height: 1 ¾”
Product Weight: 1 pound (16 spools)
Material: Cotton, Wood, Paper
Markings: Refer to Photographs
Maker: Kerr Thread Co, (K.T. Co) for 14 spools, American Thread Co. also on 3 spools.
Origin: Northeastern, U.S.
Condition: Previously owned – used. Condition is consistent with age and use. Most of advertising is clear. Most are not full spools. 7 spools have some form of wear and/or missing paper label (as shown). Most of cotton thread has some form of discoloration. Collection is suggested best use for display.
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