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Thread Labels –
American Thread Co., Globe Silkworks,
Gudenbrod Bros., Paragon Thread Co., Sears, Talons
,
Cutter Silk Mfg. Co.


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Globe Silkworks — large-size top label; est. 1940s-50s.

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Paragon name solo, top and bottom. Est. 1950s-60s.
– Courtesy Sharon Stark

 

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Paragon Thread Co. —  top and
bottom. Est. 1950s-60s.

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Paragon with the Heminway Bartlett label, top and bottom. Est.
1950s-60s.

– Courtesy Sharon Stark

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Small-size Talons — left side: Talon with partial pink label top and bottom
wood;  right side: Talon with full pink label with packaging information top foam;
Talon with full pink label top and bottom foam;
and Talon with partial pink label top and bottom foam. Est. 1960s-early 70s.

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Large size Talons — Talon top and bottom foam; Talon top and bottom plastic and
Talon American black plastic, ets. 1960s-early 70s.

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American Thread Co. — Star Twist top using three different bottoms;
large-size Star Twist Deluxe top. Est. 1940s-early 60s.

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American Thread Co. — Star Deluxe Mercerized gold star top and bottom; Star
Mercerized gold star top, red star bottom; Star Mercerized red star top and bottom. Est.
1950s-60s. Two American Thread Co. tops, est. late 1940s-50s.

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American Thread Co. — Two top sizes of Star Six Cord; two other brands — tops
of Hercules Special Service and Hercules Mercerized and Aunt Lydia top and bottom. Est.
1950s.

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American Thread Co.’s Intrinsic brand, top and bottom with the familiar
white star trademark. Est. 1960-70s.
– Courtesy Sharon Stark

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Sears family — Sears Roebuck own brand, Ace and Fairloom, est.
1930s-50s.

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Gudenbrod
Bros. — large-size top and bottom labels. Est. 1950s.

 

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Monarch [l] by Gudebrod Bros, top and bottom label.
Est. 1950s-60s.
Monarch [r] with the lion brand logo, both ends the
same. Est 1950s-70s.
– Courtesy Sharon Stark

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Gudebrod Bros. familiar shield, This Shield is Your Protection, top and
bottom. Est. 1960s-70s.

– Courtesy Sharon Stark

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Cutter Silk Mfg. Co. — topside; bottom reads Champion Silk, Gudenbrod Bros.
successors.

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American Thread’s Aunt Lydia carpet and button thread neatly boxed. Note reference to the male egos — bachelors and fishermen. Est. late 1930s-40s or before 1953.
Aunt Lydia is now owned by Coats & Clark. That company was formed by a merger of J&P Coats and Clark Thread in 1953. – Courtesy of Kimberly Wulfert

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Spun Dee, American Thread Co.’s polyester line, was dubbed the Anything Thread. End spools are wood; center, plastic with a narrower rim. Plastic cover with SD logo protects thread portion. See thread chart for sizes. Est. early 70s; mid-70s for plastic spool. – Courtesy Gail Motil

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Liberty, an early polyester thread by American Thread Co.; wood spool. Est. early to mid-1970s. – Courtesy Barbara Ziolkowski


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