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Richardson Silk Co. — Richardson’s mercerized cotton thread top and bottom;
Richardsons Sew with Silk top and bottom; and Richardson Silk Co. top [ bottom nearly
identical]. Est. 1930s-50s.

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Belding Corticelli Richardson — tops of purple label silk and green
label cotton; Sew with Silk top and bottom; and mercerized cotton top
and bottom. Est. 1950s -60s.

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Belding and Corticelli brands — Belding Hemingway top; Belding waxed thread
top; Belding Poly-Bond [late 1960s-early 70s] top; two Corticelli tops.  Est.
1930s-50s.

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Belding Corticelli Co.–
silk top; silk top and bottom; cotton top and bottom; polybond top and bottom with
different prices. Est. 1950s-early 70s.

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Belding Corticelli Co. — silk and cotton tops with bottoms showing varying
prices; large-size belwaxed top and bottom, nicely waxed-finish spool. Est 1950s-early
70s.

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Early Corticelli thread. Best Twist top and Machine Twist top — notice kitten
emblem in red and blue printing; both have same bottom label which reads "Established
in 1838, Manufactured at Florence Mass."

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The
Corticelli kitten logo or emblem is described in this appealing 1984 book The Cat Made
Me Buy It.  Here are three versions of the kitten logo [enlarged] which look more
like bearded lions.

    – Book courtesy Shirley
McElderry

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Lily top and bottom, Lily bottom with metal hole reinforcement, Lily dressmaker
size top and two Belding Lily dressmaker size foam tops. Est.
1950s-60s.

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Corticelli Thread –  midget spools of darning silk. Even though spools are
same size, notice the different size holes. Date unknown.
   - Courtesy Sharon Stark

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Belding Corticelli mercerized cotton dressmaker spool; size A is size 50. Est. 1950s-early 70s. - Courtesy Marge Thomas

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Contents of a Corticelli gift sewing travel pack include darning and sewing cotton wound on miniature black spools. Est. late 1960s-early 70s.
– Courtesy Val Magnuson

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Pilgrim by Belding Heminway — pure dye silk; top and bottom labels; est. 1920s-30s.
– Courtesy Sheila Ramsey

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The Belding company made lovely silk fabrics for manufacturers such as these samples swatches for Logantex late 1960s-early 70. Shown here are sample silks made up for Logantex: Habutai silk with tag; paisley border scarf; and flat crepes with tag.
– Courtesy Michelle Renigar whose father and grandfather headed Belding from the 1930s-70s.

4 Responses to “Thread Labels Page 2”

  1. David says:

    Cab you advise as to the diameter of Belding Corticelli size “A” silk thread?

  2. Judith says:

    Sorry David but I no longer have this thread in my possession so cannot check the diameter for you.

  3. Marty O'Dell says:

    I found some spools I am trying to identify, one has all 3 names on it, Belding Richardson Corticelli B&A, D 10 YDS Pure Silk
    Button Hole Twist Shade 6240. Any ideas when it might have been manufactured? It is in beautiful shape.

  4. Judith says:

    I have no idea, Marty. Sorry!