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Thread Labels 4 – Meyer Thread Co, G. Hall Jr Co, Keystone Thread, Dragon Thread, Glasgo
Thread,
Hammond and Hammilton Co, Dexter/Collingbourne/Virginia Snow   

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John C. Meyer Thread Co. — Meyer’s carpet
thread, date unknown.
    – Courtesy Sharon Stark

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Meyer Thread Co. — top reads John C. Meyer
Thread Co. Lowell Mass, always the best
; bottom
reads Gretna superfine twist,00, pure dye silk
subsitute
which probably means thread is rayon.
Est 1930s, early 40s, based on pure dye silk wording.

    – Courtesy Shirley McElderry

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G. Hall Jr. Co. — Climax Spool Thread on
bow tie spool. Date unknown.
    - Courtesy Sharon Stark

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Keystone Thread — combed Sea Island cotton
on bow tie spool. Date unknown.
   - Courtesy Sharon Stark

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Dragon Thread — labels are the same at both
ends of spool. Date unknown.
   - Courtesy Sharon Stark

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Glasgo Thread Co. — red-dyed bow tie spool.
It is not known if this brand is a spelling variation
of  of Glasgow Thread or a totally different
company. Date unknown.
  - Courtesy Sharon Stark

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Hammond & Hamilton Co. — Putnam Mills
pure dye silk machine thread. Date unknown.
      - Courtesy Sharon
Stark

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Subsilk by Henry Myer Thread Co., a heavy
mercerized thread on 5-1/2" waffle-textured cone
spool. Est. 1960s.

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Fruit of the Loom 12-color
thread assortment. Sides of box feature labels corresponding
to each spool; there are no labels on spools. Wood spools
are rough and splintery. Bottom of box reveals zip code
so thread would likely date mid-1960s to early 70s.
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Collingbourne’s Gold Medal silk thread, Gold Medal best buttonhole
twist, pure dye machine twist silk and Dexter mercerized spool cotton.

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Collingbourne’s carpet and button thread, Dexter 6-cord spool cotton, Collingbourne Gold Medal purse silk and Collingbourne’s silk finish sewing thread.

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All Dexter and Collingbourne threads shown in these four photos are from the Virginia Snow Studio Crochet Instruction Book and Fall & Winter Catalogue 1931-32.
From the Shirley McElderry collection

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Tops and bottom labels for Byssine, a #50 silk-finish cotton by Colingbourne Mills. Est. 1940-s=early 60s. – Courtesy Barbara Ziolkowski

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Geneva cotton glace, 16F on wood spool. Thread sturdy carpet type. Est. 1950s-70s.
- Courtesy Barbara Ziolkowski

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Gloria — brandname of cotton thread by The Thread Mills Inc. Date unknown but appears to be 1950s or later. – Courtesy Sharon Stark
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None’s Better than MP — according to manufacturer Max Pollack Co. Inc of its cotton thread. Note beautiful spool wood and finish. Est 1930s-40s. – Courtesty Sharon Stark
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Maple leaf trademark and French/English labeling indicate The National Thread Ltd./Le Fil National Ltee is a Canadian brand. Bottom spool end is milled in the manner of many English wood spools. Est. 1950s-early 70s. – Courtesy Marge Thomas
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EMPCO is yet another brand in the prolific Max Pollack line. Est. 1950s-60s.
- Courtesy Marge Thomas
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Primrose — cotton thread by Primrose Trimming Co, also a bias tape manufacturer. Notice good spool wood and finish and one paper label, one stamped end. Date unknown but appears to be 1930s-40s. - Courtesy Sharon Stark
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WIL-SEW — cotton thread made by Segal-Wilson and almost identical to Fleischer’s Hi Test. Both companies were in Cincinnati so a possibility of affiliation exists. Date unknown but appears to be 1930s-40s. – Courtesy Sharon Stark
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Onata, a machine twist cotton on wood spool. Est. 1940s-50s. - Courtesty Barbara Ziolkowski

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Unknown New York maker, possibly Knowlton; pure-dye silk thread on wood spool. Est. 1940s-50s. – Courtesy Barbara Ziolkowski

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Wamesit by Lowell Thread Mills, size 40 cotton on wood spool. Est. 1930s-40s.
– Courtesy Barbara Ziolkowski

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Woolco, possibly made for Woolworth Co; wood spool. Est. 1950s-60s.
– Courtesy Barbara Ziolkowski