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Vintage Thread Chart

Brand   Company   Label Information  Spool Length, Diameter
&
 
Spool Shape, Type
of Wood or Substance
 
Scrollwork/
Decoration Est. Age
 
Fiber  Size or Count  Type of Thread  How Wound  Comments & History 
Willimantic  Willimantic
Linen Co.
 
      Wood     Silk           1871 or
earlier. Eastern Connecticut was a great silk thread producing region.Willimantic is one its historic textile towns. Willimantic is Algonquin for land of the swift running waters
 
      6 cord     Wood     Cotton             
Aunt Lydias  American
Thread Fall River MA
 
Name on
paper label; strong, smooth
 
1-3/8"
D x 2"
 
Wood, dyed
red
 
   Cotton     Button,
carpet
 
Parallel
 
  
Hercules  American
Thread
 
Name on
paper label; special service; fast color; will boil
 
1"
D x 1-3/8"
 
Wood     Cotton  40  Mercerized  Parallel    
      For strong
sewing
 
1-1/8"
D x 1-3/8"
 
Wood     Cotton  36          
Intrinsic  American
Thread Co. , Willimantic CN
 
Engraved;
top label Glacé Finish left twist; 4-cord. Bottom: Star logo
 
1-3/4"
D x 2-3/4"
Wood     Cotton 12   Waxed     
Kismet  American
Thread
 
Name on
paper label
 
2-1/2"
L
 
Wood     Cotton  00  Mercerized  Crosswise    
Liberty  American
Thread Co.
 
  1″ x 1-1/4″; 1-1/4″ x 1-1/2″  Wood     Poly          
Spun Dee  American
Thread
 
The Anything
Thread
 
5"
L
 
Wood     Poly  50  Parallel       
Spun Dee  American
Thread Co.
 
Paper; top, red & S and D logo with Spun Dee logo design in center; bottom, Spun Dee* the anything thread* 100% polyester – wording circles label, American Thread and Star logo in center
 
1-1/2″ D x 1-3/4″  wood; plastic  Clear plastic with SD all- over logo covers thread only  Poly  50          
Star  American
Thread
 
Name on
paper label; sewing cotton
 
7/8"D
x 1-1/8"
 
Wood     Cotton  50  Mercerized  Parallel    
Star  American
Thread
 
Name on
paper label; 6 cord
 
1-1/8"
D x 1-1/2"
 
Maple     Cotton  50          
Star Twist  American
Thread Company
 
Name on
paper label; will boil, 6 cord
 
7/8"
D x 1-1/8"
 
Wood     Cotton  50  Mercerized  Parallel    
Star Twist  American
Thread
 
Name on
paper label; will boil
 
1"
D x 1-1/8"
 
Wood     Cotton  50  Mercerized       
Star Mercerized  American
Thread
 
Paper label;
will boil
 
1"
D x 1-1/8"
 
Wood     Cotton  50  Mercerized  Parallel    
Star Deluxe  American
Thread
 
Paper label;
will boil
 
7/8"D
x 1-1/8"
 
Wood     Cotton  30  Mercerized  Parallel    
      Paper label;
will boil
 
1-3//8"
‘D x 1-7/8"
 
Wood     Cotton  60  Mercerized  Parallel    
Star Twist
Deluxe
 
American
Thread
 
Paper label;
3 cord
 
1-1/2"
D x 2"
 
Wood, bow
tie
 
   Cotton  00  Mercerized  Parallel    
      ATCo stamped  7/8"
D
 
Cardboard
bobbin
 
   Cotton  C  Buttonhole
twist
 
Parallel    

 

Misc Threads: Atlantic, Ashworth

Brand   Company   Label Information  Spool Length, Diameter &   Spool Shape, Type of Wood or Substance  Scrollwork/
Decoration Est. Age
 
Fiber  Size or Count  Type of Thread  How Wound  Comments & History 
Atlantic           Wood     Cotton           1871 or earlier 
Ashworth           Wood     Cotton           1871 or earlier 

 

Belding – Lily – all brands listed
individually

Brand   Company   Label Information  Spool Length, Diameter &   Spool Shape, Type of Wood or Substance  Scrollwork/
Decoration Est. Age
 
Fiber  Size or Count  Type of Thread  How Wound  Comments & History 
Lily  Lily Mills Co. [1954]  Name on paper label; 3 cord, lint free   7/8" D x 1-1/4"  Wood     Cotton  50     Parallel    
Lily     Name on paper label; boilproof 7/8" D x 1-1/8", 1-1/4" D x
1-3/4"
 
Wood  metal hole reinforcement  Cotton  50  Mercerized       
Belding –Lily     Name on paper label; extra strong  1-3/8" D x 1-5/8"  Foam     Cotton     Button, carpet  Parallel    
Belding-Lily      Name on paper label; colorfast  1-1/2" D x 1-5/8"  Foam     Cotton  50  Mecerized       
                                

 

Belding Bros – Corticelli – Richardson-Heminway
operated as companies in various combinations. For less confusion, all brands are listed
individually.
This is a very puzzling group to sort. Thanks to Shirley McElderry who
provided founding and merger dates. However dates when companies dissolved is not known.

1832 North Hampton Silk Co. in Massachusetts founded

1845 Purchased by Belding Heminway and renamed Nonotuck Silk
Co.

1849 Heminway & Sons founded

1857 Belding Bros & Co. founded. Corticelli was selected
as a brandname to compete with desireable Italian Silks.

1863 Belding Heminway Corticelli formed.

1888 Heminway Bartlett founded

1900 Kitten logo adopted by Belding Bros. and appeared in
advertising

1902 Richardson Silk Co. , founding date unknown, appears in
advertising

1918 HKH Silk Co. is successor to Heminway & Sons. Co.

1922 Belding Heminway officially named Corticelli Silk Co.

1926 Heminway & Sons merged with Belding Bros.

1932 Corticelli joins above group.

1933 Richardson Silk Co. doesn appear in ads. Possibly may
have merged or reorganized under another name.

1997 — Shareholders of Belding Heminway Company, Inc. approved the sale of its Thread Division and a change of the company’s name to Carlyle Industries, Inc. The purchasers, subsidiaries of Hicking Pentecost PLC, a British thread maker with significant operations in the United States, also acquired the Belding Heminway name in the transaction.

Brand   Company   Label Information  Spool Length, Diameter
&
 
Spool Shape, Type
of Wood or Substance
 
Scrollwork/
Decoration Est. Age
 
Fiber  Size or Count  Type of Thread  How Wound  Comments & History 
Belding’s
Spool Silk
 
Belding
Bros. 201 W. Monroe St. Chicago IL
 
Name stamped
on spool
 
   Wood     Silk  A     Parallel  Est. 1873 
Belding  Belding
Bros.
 
Name stamped
on spool; Belwaxed; fast to boiling
 
1-3/8"
D x 1-3/4"
 
Wood     Cotton  50  Mercerized       
Belding  Belding
Bros.
 
Named engraved
on spool; hand sewing
 
1-1/8"
D x 7/8"
 
Wood bobbin     Silk  A          
Belding  Belding
Heminway
 
Name engraved
on spool;
 
1"
D x 1-1/4"
 
Wood     Silk  A  pure silk       
Belding
Corticelli
 
Belding
Heminway
 
Name engraved
on spool; Bel-waxed
 
1"
D x 1-1/8"
 
Maple     Cotton  50  Mercerized       
Belding  Belding
Corticelli
 
Name engraved
on spool; fast to boiling
 
7/8"
D x 1-1/8"
 
Wood     Cotton  50  Mercerized       
Belding  Belding
Corticelli
 
Name engraved
on spool; Bel-waxed, fast to boiling
 
1"
D x 1-1/4"
 
Wood     Cotton  50  Mercerized       
Belding  Belding
Corticelli
 
Name engraved
on spool; Bel-waxed; fast to boiling
 
1-3/8"
D x 1-3/4"
 
Maple with
sealer coating
 
   Cotton  50  Mercerized       
Belding  Belding
Corticelli
 
Name engraved
on spool; Bel-waxed
 
1"
D x 1-1/8"
 
Wood     Polybond
 
           
Belding  Belding
Corticelli
 
Name stamped
on spool; extra strong
 
1-5/8"
D x 1-7/16"
 
Wood     Cotton     Carpet,
button
 
Parallel    
Belding  Belding
Corticelli
 
Name engraved
on spool; pure silk
 
1"
D x 1-1/8", 1" D x 1-1/4"
 
Wood     Silk  A          
Belding  Belding,
Corticelli Richardson B&A
 
Name engraved  1 "
D x 5/8"
 
Wood, bobbin     Silk     Buttonhole
twist
 
     
Belding Corticelli  Belding
Corticelli
 
Name engraved; fast to boiling  1-3/8″ D x 2   Wood     Cotton  A [50]   Mercerized       
Belding,
Corticelli Richardson
 
Belding,
Corticelli Richardson B&A
 
Name engraved
on spool; fast to boiling
 
1"
D x 1-1/4", 7/8" D x 1-1/8"
 
Wood     Cotton  A  Mercerized       
Belding,
Corticelli Richardson
 
Belding,
Corticelli Richardson B&A
 
Name engraved
on spool; Sew with silk; all silks, woolens & rayons
 
1"
D x 1-1/4"
 
Wood     Silk  A          
Belding,
Corticelli Richardson
 
Belding,
Corticelli Richardson
 
Name engraved
on spool; pure dye silk
 
7/8"
D x 1-1/8"
 
Wood bobbin     Silk  A          
Corticelli  Corticelli  Name on
paper label
 
1-3/8"
D x 2-1/8"
 
Wood     Cotton  00-X  Mercerized  Parallel    
Corticelli  Corticelli  Name engraved
on spool;
 
7/8"
D x 1-1/4"
 
Wood     Silk  A          
Corticelli  Corticelli  Name engraved
on spool; use Corticelli.
 
1"
D x 3/8" bobbin
 
Wood  Pointing
fingers emblem
 
Silk  EE  Buttonhole
twist, embroidery
 
     
Corticelli  Corticelli  Name engraved
on spool in blue & red; established 1838; Manufactured at Florence,
Mass.
 
1"
D x 1-1/4"
 
Wood  Kitten
& pointing fingers emblem
 
Silk  A  Machine
twist, best twist
 
     
Corticelli  Corticelli  Name engraved
on spool;
 
5/8"
D x ¾"
 
Wood     Silk     Darning       
Richardson
Silk
 
Richardson
Silk Co.
 
Name engraved
on spool
 
1"
D x 1-1/4"
 
Wood     Silk  A     Parallel    
Richardson
Sewing Cotton
 
Richardson
Silk Co.
 
Name engraved
on spool;   fast to boiling
 
1"
D x 1-1/4"
 
Wood     Cotton  50  Mercerized       
Richardson
Silk
 
Richardson
Silk Co.
 
Name engraved
on spool; Sew with Silk; all silks, woolens and rayons
 
1"
D x 1-1/4
 
Wood     Silk  A          
Heminway     Name stamped
on
 
1"
D x 1-1/4"
 
Wood     Rayon     Darning  Crosswise    
      Name engraved
on spool; fast color
 
7/8"
D x 1-1/4"
 
Wood     Nylon  A          
Paragon
 
Heminway
and Bartlett
 
Engraved
in blue
 
  Wood     Silk  A       
Paragon
 
no Heminway
listed
 
Engraved
both ends: Warranted 50 yards
 
  Wood     Silk  A  Pure dye     
Pilgrim  Belding Hemingway  Name engraved on spool  Standard  Wood    Silk  A, 50  Pure dye     

 

Misc Threads:
Barbours, Barstow, Berkshire & Becket , Bird
of Paradise, Brooks, Cartier Bresson, Carlisle, Chadwick’s, Clapperton,
Climax Spool Cotton, Clover, Conso Donna

Brand   Company   Label Information  Spool Length, Diameter
&
 
Spool Shape, Type
of Wood or Substance
 
Scrollwork/
Decoration Est. Age
 
Fiber  Size or Count  Type of Thread  How Wound  Comments & History 
Barbour’s
Linen Thread
 
Barbours
Lisburn, Ireland
 
Name on
paper label; 3 cord [red boxes]
 
1-1/4"
D x 2"
 
Wood     Linen  30     Parallel  Est. 1784 
      2 cord
[blue boxes]
 
                       
      Carpet
Hanks [green, red and blue boxes]
 
            25-84          
      1-3/4"
D x 2"
 
Wood   Bow tie           
Barstow
6 Cord
 
G.E. B
Alex King 54 Leonard St. NYC
sole agents
 
Paper label
end of spool; see photo
 
   Wood     Silk     Hand, machine  Parallel  1895 or
earlier
 
Berkshire
Best Silk
 
Berkshire
& Becket Silk Co
 
Engraved
in red; Bountiful and Best Made; Made in USA
 
1 D x 1-1/4
 
Wood     Silk  A  Pure dye     
Bird of
Paradise
 
   Name engraved
on spool; 3 cord, fast color guaranteed
 
1"
D x 1-1/4"
 
Wood     Cotton  50  Mercerized       
Brainerd
& Armstrong
 
Brainerd
& Armstrong Co.
 
Name on
paper label; aviation & crocheting
 
1-3/4"
D x 2-1/2
 
Wood  Maple  Silk     Pure dye     Mfg. knitting & crochet silks 
    Engraved
red and blue either end; Best in the World, Full Size and Length
 
1D x 1-1/4
 
Wood    Silk         
Brooks  Jonas Brook & Bros 19&21 Thomas St. NY
 
Name on
paper label; 3 cord
 
7/8"
D x 1-1/8"
 
Wood     Cotton  50  Waxed  Parallel  1871 earlier 
      Name printed
on rim
 
7/8"
D x 2-5/8"
 
Cardboard
cylinder
 
   Cotton  basting  Mercerized  Crosswise    
Brook’s Prize Medal  Jonas Brook & Bros 19&21 Thomas St. NY
 
Top label red & blue: Spool Cotton blue bottom: glace finish red bottom: soft finish    Wood     Cotton  6 cord       
Carlisle
 
         Wood      Cotton           1871 or
earlier
 
Cartier
Bresson
 
Cartier
Bresson
 
France
Couleur Solide
C B logo
 
1-3/8"
D
 
Wood     Cotton  50  Variegated  Parallel  Made in
France
 
Chadwick’s  UK  Name on
paper label; 6 cord
 
   Wood, bow
tie
 
   Cotton  6     Parallel    
Clapperton           Wood      Cotton           1871 or
earlier
 
Climax
Spool Cotton
 
G. Hall
Jr. Co. So. Willington CT
 
Name engraved
on spool;
 
1-58"
D x 2-5/8"
 
Wood     Cotton             
Clover  Clover
Corp.
 
Name on
paper label; 3 cord
 
7/8"
Dx 1"
 
Wood     Cotton  50  Waxed  Parallel    
Conso Conso Products Co. NY Top rim:
Conso VF110; Bottom: no lettering
2"
D x 2-1/2"
Wood cylinder   Cotton
Comparable
to 50
  Crosswound  
Conso Consolidated Trimming Corp., NYC Bestso Twist Dressmaker size Wood   Cotton
00/3 mercerized Parallel  
Conso Donna  Conso  Name on
paper label; 3 cord
 
1-5/8"
D x 2
 
Wood     Cotton     Carpet  Parallel    
      Name on
paper label; washfast
 
1"D
x 1-3/8"
 
Wood     Cotton,
mercerized
 
   Heavy duty  Parallel    
Irelin Brand Linen  Conso Products  Paper label: made of finest imported linen heavily waxed #85000    Wood     Linen  3 cord  Carpet thread      

 

Coats – J&.P Coats – Clarks – Coats &
Clarks – John Clark Junr.

These threads have their origin in England and Scotland. The Clarks were weavers
and to combat the shortage of silk hand-sewing thread during the Napoleonic Wars, Patrick
Clark twisted together serveral cotton yarns which proved superior to silk thread. In 1812
the Clarks the first cotton thread factory. A few years later the Coats family established
a thread mill under the name J&P Coats. ring hand-sewing thread. By 1840s both
families had relatives in America and by 1860s they established plants there.

In 1866 George Clark invented the first-ever thread that could be used in sewing
machines. He named it ONT for Our New Thread. George A. Clark & Bro. in New York were the sole agents in America for Clark’s ONT thread. Coats and Clark were consolidated in 1896
but retained separate identities. Two years later the Spool Cotton Company became the sole
selling agent. In 1953 J&P Coats and the Clark Thread Co. merged to become Coats &
Clark Inc. Information on thread label shows that Clark Thread Co. was successor to John
Clark’s Mile-End brand. Some of the brand threads they own today are Talon and Anchor
as well as their own Coats, J&P Coats and Dual Duty Plus. Coats & Clark is now a
craft company of Coats North America which is a division of Coats Viyella headquartered in
Great Britain.

Brand   Company   Label Information  Spool Length, Diameter
&
 
Spool Shape, Type
of Wood or Substance
 
Scrollwork/
Decoration Est. Age
 
Fiber  Size or Count  Type of Thread  How Wound  Comments & History 
Blossom  Coats  paper label, extra strong   29.5 cm D x 39.5
Wood     Cotton  50  Mercerized      
Clark’s
Mile-End
 
John Clark
Junr. & Co. Clark Thread Co. successor
 
Name on
paper label; 6 cord thread; spool cotton
 
1"
D x 1-3/8"
Wood,
bow tie
 
   Cotton  8 to 100     Parallel    
         1-1/4"
D x 1-5/8"
 
Wood     Cotton  50          
         1"
D x 1-1/4"
 
Polished
maple
 
   Cotton  70          
         7/8"
D x 1-1’8"
 
Wood     Cotton  50, 60          
         1-1/4"
D x 1-1/2"
 
Wood, dyed
black
 
   Cotton  8          
Premier
Twist
 
John J.
Clark
 
Name on
paper label
 
7/8"
D x 1-1/4"
 
Wood     Cotton  50  Silk finish  Parallel    
Clark’s
ONT
 
Clark Thread
Co.
 
Name on
paper label; best 6 cord
 
1-3/8"
D x 1-1/2"
 
Wood, green
dyed
 
   Cotton             
Clark’s
ONT
 
Clark Thread
Co.
 
Name on
paper label; 6 cord
 
1-1/8"
D x 1-7/16"
 
Wood     Cotton  40, 50,
60
 
        
Clark’s
ONT
 
Clark Thread
Co.
 
Name on
paper label; best 6 cord spool cotton
 
1"
D x 1-1/4;
 
Wood     Cotton  40, 50,
60, 70, 100
 
Mercerized       
         1-1/8"
D x 1-3/8";
 
Wood     Cotton  8          
         1-3/8"
D x 1-1/2"
 
Wood, green
dyed
 
                 
Clark’s
ONT
 
Clark Thread
Co.
 
Name on
paper label; marking cotton
 
¾ "
D x 1"
 
Wood, bow
tie
 
scrollwork
at one end
 
Cotton             
Clark’s
ONT
 
Clark Thread
Co.
 
Name on
paper label; extra strong
 
1-1/4"
D x 1-5/8";
 
Polished
maple
 
   Cotton     Carpet,
button
 
     
         1-1/4"
D x 1-3/4"
 
Plastic,
early
 
                 
Clark’s
ONT
 
Clark Thread
Co.
 
Name on
paper label; boilfast
 
1-3/8"
D x 1-3/4"
 
Wood     Cotton  50  Mercerized       
Clark’s
ONT
 
Clark Thread
Co.
 
Name on
paper label; sewing; boilfast
 
7/8"
D x 1-1/8"
 
Wood     Cotton  50  Mercerized       
Clark’s
ONT 
Clark Thread
Co. 
Top rim:
O.N.T.; Bottom rim: boilfast 5030
2"
D x 2-1/2"
Wood cylinder   Cotton 00   Crosswound  
Clark’s
FOX
 
Clark Thread
Co.
 
Name on
paper label; 3 cord, left twist
 
1-1/2"
D x 2"
 
Polished
maple
 
   Cotton  00  Mercerized       
Coats  Coats  Name on
paper label
 
7/8"
D x 1-1/8"
 
Wood     Cotton  40          
Coats Super
Sheen
 
Coats  Name on
paper label; boilfast
 
1-1/8"
D x 1-3/8,
 
Wood     Cotton  50  Mercerized       
         1-3/8"
D x 1-3/4"
 
Wood     Cotton  50  Mercerized       
Coats Super
Sheen
 
Coats  Name on
paper label; with silicone; boilfast
 
1-1/8"
x 1-1/8"
 
Wood     Cotton  50  Mercerized       
Coats Gold
Chain
 
Coats  Name on
paper label
 
7/8"
D x 1-1/8"
 
Wood     Cotton  50  Mecerized       
Coats &
Clark
 
Coats &
Clark
 
Name on
paper label; sewing thread
 
1"
D x 1-1/4"
 
Wood     Cotton  50  Mercerized,
silk finish
 
     
Coats &
Clark
 
Coats &
Clark
 
Name on
paper label; taslan textured; wash and wear
 
1"
D x 1-3/16"
 
Wood     Nylon             
Coats &
Clark ONT
 
Coats &
Clark
 
Name on
paper label; sewing thread
 
   Wood, small
bow tie
 
   Cotton     Mercerized       
Coats &
Clark ONT
 
Coats &
Clark
 
Name on
paper label; extra strong
 
1-3/8"
D x 1-7/8"
 
Wood, green
dyed
 
   Cotton     Carpet,
button
 
     
Coats &
Clark ONT
 
Coats &
Clark
 
Name on
paper label; extra strong
 
1-1/4"
D x 1-3/8"
 
Wood     Cotton     Mercerized,
heavy duty
 
     
Coats &
Clark ONT
 
Coats &
Clark
 
Name on
paper label; silk twist
 
1"
D x 5/8"
 
Plastic
bobbin
 
   Pure silk  D          
Clark’s
ONT
 
Coats &
Clark NYC NY
 
Name on
paper label; boilfast
 
7/8"
D x 1-1/8";
 
Wood     Cotton  50  Mercerized       
         1-1/4"
D x 1-3/4"
 
Wood     Cotton  50  Mercerized       
         1-1/8"
D x 1-3/8"
 
Wood     Cotton  50  Mercerized       
Clark’s
ONT
 
Coats &
Clark
 
Name on
paper label; sheer fabric
 
¾"
D x 1"
 
Wood     Cotton  60  Mercerized       
Clark’s
ONT
 
Coats &
Clark
 
Name on
paper label; boilfast, extra strong
 
1-1/8"
D x 1-3/8"
 
Wood     Cotton     Heavy duty
 
     
Dacron  J&P
Coats
 
Paper label; use warm iron  1″D x 1-1/8″  Wood     Poly  A          
J&P
Coats
 
J&P
Coats
 
Name on
paper label; best spool cotton
 
7/8"
D x 1"
 
Wood     Cotton  100          
J&P
Coats
 
J&P
Coats
 
Name on
paper label; best 6 cord
 
7/8"
D x 1-1/8";
 
Wood     Cotton  30, 40          
         ¾"
D x 1"
 
      Cotton  70          
         1-1/4"
D x 1-3/8"
 
Maple     Cotton  70          
J&P
Coats
 
J&P
Coats
 
Name on
paper label; boilfast; best spool cotton
 
7/8"
x 1"
 
Wood     Cotton  70  Heavy duty       
J&P
Coats
 
J&P
Coats
 
Name stamped
on spool; boilfast
 
5/8"
D x 1";
 
Wood     Cotton     Mercerized       
         1-1/8"
D x 1-1/2";
 
Wood     Cotton     Heavy duty       
         1-1/2"
D x 1-3/4";
 
Wood     Cotton     Heavy duty       
         1"
D x 1-3/8"
 
Wood     Cotton     Heavy duty       
J&P
Coats
 
J&P
Coats
 
Name stamped
on label; extra strong
 
1"
D x 1-1/8"
 
Wood     Cotton     Heavy duty       
J&P
Coats
 
J&P
Coats
 
Name stamped
on spool spool; top & bottom same – boilfast
 
7/8″ D x 1-1/4″  Wood     Silk  A  Pure dye       
J&P
Coats BEAR
 
J&P
Coats UK
 
Name on
paper label; BEAR and bear logo on both sides; Made in Great Britain;
best 6 cord
 
1.1"
D x 1.8"
 
Wood  Spool color
matches or harmonizes with thread color
 
Cotton  50, 60  Mercerized,
long-staple cotton
 
Bear in
Europe denotes extra strong thread.
 
  

 

Cutter Mfg. Co. –Champion –Gudebrod
Bros Silk Co. – all brands listed separately

Brand   Company   Label Information  Spool Length, Diameter
&
 
Spool Shape, Type
of Wood or Substance
 
Scrollwork/
Decoration Est. Age
 
Fiber  Size or Count  Type of Thread  How Wound  Comments & History 
Champion  Gudebrod
Bros Silk Co. [1954]
 
      Cardboard
hollow cylinder
 
   Silk  00     Parallel  Est. 1870 
Champion
Silk
 
Cutter
Silk Mfg. Co. Gudebrodd Bros. Successor
 
Name engraved
on label
 
1"
D x 1-1/4";
 
Wood     Silk  00, A        Est. 1870 
Champion
Silk
 
Gudebrod
Bros
 
Name on
paper label; Neverknot; for hand sewing
 
1-1/4"
D x 5/8"
 
Wood bobbin     Silk  A          
Champion
Silk
 
Gudebrod
Bros
 
Name on
paper label; bottom engraved with blue shield "This Shield Is
Your Protection"
 
1-1/4"
D x 2"
 
Wood     Silk  ))  pure dye       
Gudebrod  Gudebrod
Bros
 
Engraved
in green; top This Shield is Your Protection; bottom: TEX
 
  Wood     Cotton
 
50       
Monarch  Gudebrod
Bros
 
      Cardboard
hollow cylinder
 
   Cotton     Mercerized       
Monarch
 
Gudebrod
Bros
 
Engraved
blue label; top: This Shield is Your Protection; bottom: Guaranteed
by Gudebrod Bros.
 
  Wood     Cotton    Mercerized     
Monarch
 
    1-1/2"
D x 2"
 
Wood     Silk  00  Machine
twist
 
   
Monarch
 
Gudebrod Bros  Top engraved & painted with red band; lion face logo; 100 yds; bottom engraved Gudebrod Bros.; vat dyed, twist  standard  Wood     Sea Island Cotton  50  Mercerized     
Cutter’s
Sewing Silk
 
John D.
Cutter Co.
 
Name carved
on spool end; machine twist
 
¾"
D x 1-1/8"
 
Wood     Silk     Hand, 
machine
 
Parallel  Est. 1870
 

 

Misc Threads: Dandy

Brand   Company   Label Information  Spool Length, Diameter
&
 
Spool Shape, Type
of Wood or Substance
 
Scrollwork/
Decoration Est. Age
 
Fiber  Size or Count  Type of Thread  How Wound  Comments & History 
Dandy     Name on
paper label
 
   Wood     Cotton  100          

 

Dexter/Collingbourne/Virginia Snow:
Label and Catalog Pictures in Photo Gallery
All brands listed separately
Grandma Dexter is a familiar name to sewers, needleworkers and quilters with its sewing products inclduing bias tape.
Thanks to Shirley McElderry who provided this chronology:

1798 – Dexter Yarn Co. established in Pawtucket RI; mill built in 1813; by 1820 producing knitting
cotton, later cotton threads and yarns.
1907 – Western Thread Co. founded in Elgin IL, a yarn and thread dyer for general mills.
1912 – A. B. Collingbourne joined company. Artzilk artificial embroider and crochet thread
introduced.
1915 – Western Thread published Encyclopedia of Art Needlwork by Virginia Snow.
1918 – Name changed to Collingbourne Mills. Began manufacturing cotton thread. Logo was ABC in a diamond for Americ’as Best Cottons and A.B. Collingbourne.
1924 – Collingbourne Mills purchased Berkshire & Becket [1885]of Becket MA, silk product
manufacturers. This line plus stamped embroidery patterns offered.
1926 – Modern needlework plant built and operated as Virginia Snow Studios. Collingbourne reputed to be largest independent manufacturer of spool, embroidery and chrochet threads in USA.
1927 – Collingbourne purchase Dexter Yarn Co.
1937 – Collingbourne sold to rudy Petzeit and name changed to Dexter Thread Mills.
1938 – Dexter Mills went bankrupt and into receiversip.
1946 – Dexter acquired by Fink and Fried, resellersr of nylon parachute thread; Lustra Nylon thread and Dexter’s remaining sewing lines now offered.
1949 – With introduction of catalog to sell thread and needlwork supplies, a more consumer oriented name was needed. Looking at a world map, one of the owner’s eyes happen to fall on Leeward Islands, thus business was called Leewards.
1969 – General Mills purchased Leeward as part of its leisure-time division.
1985 – Unprofitable catalog division closed in 1984. Company sold to Munford Inc of Atlanta.
1987 August – Dillard Munford, the founder and chief executive officer of Munford, Inc., suggested to Munford, Inc.’s board of directors that it sell Munford, Inc. At that time, Munford, Inc., a public company, operated Lee Ward’s Creative Crafts, which had evolved to an arts and crafts chain; and two other specialty retailer stores: Majik Market, a chain of convenience stores; World Bazaar, a chain of stores specializing in imported goods. Munford, Inc. also owned a majority interest in United Refrigerator Services, Inc. (URS). Munford board retained fiancial advisors, Shearson Lehman Brothers (Shearson). Shearson researched and then opined that a sale of all of Munford’s common stock would afford Munford, Inc. the most desirable means of maximizing shareholder value while preserving its financial viability.
1988 May 2 – Munford, Inc. sold its Lee Ward’s stores to Prudential Bache because it had failed to secure a single purchaser for Lee Ward’s stock. sprinbrook emporium . For additional information see: http://www.law.emory.edu/11circuit/oct96/94-9046.opa.htm


Brand   Company   Label Information  Spool Length, Diameter
&
 
Spool Shape, Type
of Wood or Substance
 
Scrollwork/
Decoration Est. Age
 
Fiber  Size or Count  Type of Thread  How Wound  Comments & History 
Byssine  Collingbourne Mills  Engraved  ¾” D x 1″  Wood     Cotton  50         
Collingbourne Gold Medal  Collingbourne/ Dexter Mills Elgin IL  Stamped, Collingbourne’s superior silk thread  Standard  Wood     Pure Silk   A, B  Hand & Sewing       
Collingbourne Gold Medal  Collingbourne/ Dexter Mills Elgin IL  Stamped, Collingbourne’s buttonhole twist  Small  Wood     Silk twist  D  Buttonhole       
Collingbourne Gold Medal  Collingbourne/ Dexter Mills Elgin IL  Stamped; pure dye machine twist,standard quality  Large  Wood     Silk  A, B, O  General purpose       
Collingbourne  Collingbourne/ Dexter Mills Elgin IL  Stamped; linen finish  Large  Wood     Cotton      Carpet & button       
Collingbourne  Collingbourne/ Dexter Mills Elgin IL  Stamped  Standard  Wood     Cotton      Silk finish       
Dexter  Collingbourne/ Dexter Mills Elgin IL  Stamped; spool cotton  Standard  Wood     Cotton  50  Mercerized       
Dexter  Collingbourne/ Dexter Mills Elgin IL  Stamped; genuine 6 cord  Standard  Wood     Cotton   8-100  High grade       
Dexter  Collingbourne/ Dexter Mills Elgin IL  Stamped; twist cord  Large  Wood     Cotton   40-60  Glacé finish       
Dexter  Collingbourne/ Dexter Mills Elgin IL  Stamped; turkey red and indigo blue marking cotton  Small, balled  Wood     Cotton   6-24  embroidery       

 

Misc Threads: Dragon, Dyno,
Erin’s Pride, Excelsior, Forest, Fruit of the Loom, Geneva, Glasgo, Glasgow

Brand   Company   Label Information  Spool Length, Diameter
&
 
Spool Shape, Type
of Wood or Substance
 
Scrollwork/
Decoration Est. Age
 
Fiber  Size or Count  Type of Thread  How Wound  Comments & History 
Dragon     Name on
paper label; same label both ends; 3 cord
 
7/8"
D x 1-1/8"
 
Wood     Cotton  40          
Dyno    Orange
paper label; Made in Italy; 3-cord washable
 
7/8 D x
1-1/8
 
Wood    Cotton
 
50  Mercerized     
Erin’s
Pride
 
Lindsay
Thompson Ltd., Linen thread Mills, Belfast Ireland
 
Name on
paper label
 
1-3/4"
D x 2"
 
Wood dyed
orange
 
   Linen  70     Parallel    
Excelsior           Wood     Linen  25 – 90        1871 or
earlier
 
Forest           Wood     Cotton           1871 or
earlier
 
Fruit of
the Loom
 
Fruit of
the Loom
 
Name on
paper label; fast color
7/8"
D x 1-1/8"
 
Wood     Cotton  50  Mercerized  Parallel    
Geneva    Paper label;  1-1/2″ x 2″  Wood    Cotton  16F  Glace finish       
Glasgo  Glasgo
Thread Co. Worcester MA
 
Name on
paper label;
 
1-5/8"
D x 1-58
 
Wood  red dyed,
bow tie
 
              
Glasgow           Wood     Cotton           1871 or
earlier
 

 

Great Lakes Thread Co. – all brands listed separately


Brand   Company   Label Information  Spool Length, Diameter &   Spool Shape, Type of Wood or Substance  Scrollwork/
Decoration Est. Age
 
Fiber  Size or Count  Type of Thread  How Wound  Comments & History 
Great Lakes Thread  Great Lakes Thread, Detroit MI       Cardboard hollow cylinder     Cotton  00  Mercerized  Parallel  Est. 1910 
Emerson  Great Lakes Thread  Name on paper label; 3 cord     Wood, bow tie     Cotton     Mercerized  Parallel    

 

Misc Threads: Globe, Gloria, Green & Daniels,
Hadley, Hall & Manning, Hall’s Reya, Handi-End Spool, Harmon,
Hi Test, Holland, Holyoke, Hope, Iruha, Ivory Brand, Johnson & Johnson,
Keystone, King’s, Marshall, Melrose, Merrick’s, Meyer, National

Brand   Company   Label Information  Spool Length, Diameter
&
 
Spool Shape, Type
of Wood or Substance
 
Scrollwork/
Decoration Est. Age
 
Fiber  Size or Count  Type of Thread  How Wound  Comments & History 
Globe  Globe Silkworks
New Haven, Ct
 
Name on
paper label
 
1-3/8"
D x 2"
 
Wood     Silk  A  Pure dye
 
   1871 or
earlier
 
Gloria  The Thread Mills Monticello, IN  Name stamped one end; brandname other end  1″ D x 1-1/4″  Wood     Cotton  50 
 
    
Green &
Daniels
 
   3 and 6
cord
 
      Wood     Cotton        1871 or
earlier
 
Hadley           Wood     Cotton           1871 or
earlier
 
Hall &
Manning
 
         Wood     Cotton           1871 or
earlier
 
Hall’s
Reya
 
   Name on
paper label; boilfast
 
½"
D x 1"
 
Wood     Cotton  50  Mercerized  Parallel    
Harmon  Paramount
Thread Co. NYC NY
 
Name on
paper label; 3 cord
 
1-3/8"
D x 2
 
Wood     Cotton  00  Mercerized  Parallel    
Hi Test  I. Fleischer
& Sons Cincinnati OH
 
Name on
paper label; 3 cord
 
1-3/8"
D x 2
 
Wood     Cotton  00  Mercerized  Parallel    
Holland  Holland
Mfg. Co.
 
Name on
paper label; engraved bottom " Property of the Block Co.
 
1-1/8"  Wood     Silk  A  Pure dye       
Holyoke           Wood     Cotton           1871 or
earlier
 
Hope           Wood     Cotton           1871 or
earlier
 
Iruha  Made in
Occupied Japan
 
Paper label;
top red; bottom white; best Cotton
 
5/8 D x
1
 
Wood   Dyed black
 
Cotton
 
50  Mercerized     
Ivory Brand     Name on
paper label; sewing for machine & hand Stamped on spool;
 
7/8"
D x 1"
 
Foam, sewing
kit
 
   Cotton  50  Mercerized  Parallel    
      sewing
for machine & hand
 
1"
D x 1-1/4"
 
Wood     Cotton  50          
Johnson
& Johnson
 
Johnson
& Johnson New Brunswick NJ
 
   1"
D
 
Wood     Nylon  1  Braided
nylon
 
Parallel
 
  
            Wood     Cotton           1871 or
earlier
 
Keswick     engraved; Made in USA; 100 yds.  standard  Wood    Silk  A  Pure dye       
Keystone     Name engraved
on spool; 4 cord
 
1-3/4"
D x 2-3/8"
 
Wood  bow tie  Sea Island
cotton
 
20  Combed       
King’s     3 and 6
cord
 
   Wood     Cotton           1871 or
earlier
 
Marshall  Marshall
& Co.
 
      Spool,
skein and balls
 
   Linen  12 – 60        1871 or
earlier
 
Melrose     Name engraved
on label; 3 cord
 
1"
D x 1-1/4"
 
Wood     Cotton  A          
Merrick’s           Wood     Cotton           1871 or
earlier
 
Meyer  John C.
Meyer Thread Co. Lowell MA
 
Name engraved
on label;
 
1-1/2 D
x 1-1/2"
 
Wood     Cotton     Carpet
Thread
 
   1876 
      name on
paper label;
 
1-1/2"
D x 2"
 
Wood     Silk substitute    pure dye  Gretna
superfine twist
 
[rayon] 
National           Wood     Cotton           1871 or
earlier
 
National
(not known if same brand)
 
Canada The National Ltd., Le Fil National  Name on red & white paper; Fr/English Bottom: maple leaf in circle is trademark/ marque deposée  1-1/4″ x 1-1/4  Wood  Bottom end has beveled rim  Cotton  3 cord  Mercerized Mercerisé       

 

Necchi/Elna – all brands listed separately

Brand   Company   Label Information  Spool Length, Diameter &   Spool Shape, Type of Wood or Substance  Scrollwork/
Decoration Est. Age
 
Fiber  Size or Count  Type of Thread  How Wound  Comments & History 
Necchi  Necchi/Elna Italy  Name on paper label; fast colors 1-1/8" D x 1-5/8"  Wood  beveled rims  Sewing & embroidery thread  50          
Sewing Circle  Necchi/Elna  Made in Switzerland  1-1/4" D  Wood        50  Variegated  Parallel    

 

Misc Threads:Nelco, NON X.L, Onata, Orchard, Orrs & Macnaught, Paisley, Palisade, Paragon, Penimaid

Brand   Company   Label Information  Spool Length, Diameter &   Spool Shape, Type of Wood or Substance  Scrollwork/
Decoration Est. Age
 
Fiber  Size or Count  Type of Thread  How Wound  Comments & History 
Nelco     Name on paper label; fast colors  1-1/8" D x 1-5/8"  Wood, bow tie  beleveled rims  Special emb. thread  50  Variegated       
NON X.L     Paper label gold & black, 3 cord   1-1/4″ x 2″  Wood    Cotton  O  Mercerized       
Onata     Paper label, burgundy & grey twist  1-1/4″x 1-1/2″  Wood               
Orchard     Name on paper label; highest quality     Wood     Cotton  50, 60  Mercerized  Parallel    
Orrs & Macnaught           Wood     Cotton           1871 or earlier 
Paisley           Wood     Silk           1871 or earlier 
Palisade  Palisade Flax Mills        Hanks     Linen  25 – 60        1871 or earlier 
Paragon     Name engraved on label; machine twist;
warranted
 
7/8" D x 1-1/4  Wood     Silk  A  Pure dye       
Penimaid  J.C. Penny?   Name engraved on label; spool silk  7/8" D x 1-1/4"  Wood     Silk  A          

 

Max Pollack – all brands listed separately

Brand   Company   Label Information  Spool Length, Diameter &   Spool Shape, Type of Wood or Substance  Scrollwork/
Decoration Est. Age
 
Fiber  Size or Count  Type of Thread  How Wound  Comments & History 
EMPECO  Max Pollack & Co. Inc. Mills Groton CN  Top: black paper label with gold name; bottom: illegible engraved & stamped  1-1/4″ x 2  Wood, polished maple     Cotton  50  Mercerized       
Knight Brand  Max Pollack XYW Mills Groton CN   Name on paper label; extra quality  7/8" D x 1-1/4"  Wood, bow tie     Cotton  50  Parallel       
Max Pollack  Max Pollack  Name stamped on rim of spool  1" D x 2-1/2"  Hollow cardboard cylinder     Cotton  50  Heavy duty   Crosswise    
      Name stamped on both sides of spool;
Manilla
 
1-1/4" D x 1-3/4"  Wood     Nylon  50  Parallel       
MP  Max Pollack Co. Inc., New York  Name stamped one end; other, MP and None Better  1-1/4″ D x 2″  Wood, bow tie     Cotton  2 cord          
                                

 

Misc Threads: Putnam, Primrose

Brand   Company   Label Information  Spool Length, Diameter &   Spool Shape, Type of Wood or Substance  Scrollwork/
Decoration Est. Age
 
Fiber  Size or Count  Type of Thread  How Wound  Comments & History 
Putnam Mills  Hammond, Hamilton & Co.  Name on paper label; machine silk, warranted, pure dye, tsatlee [??]  1-1/4" D x 2"  Wood  bow tie  Silk  O  Pure dye        
Primrose  Primrose Trimming Co., 105 W. 49th St. NYC  Name stamped one end; other end, name on gold & black paper label  1-3/8 D” x 2  Wood  bow tie  Cotton  003 cord   Mercerized      Mfg. bias tape 

 

A.H. Rice Co. – all brands listed separately

Brand   Company   Label Information  Spool Length, Diameter
&
 
Spool Shape, Type
of Wood or Substance
 
Scrollwork/
Decoration Est. Age
 
Fiber  Size or Count  Type of Thread  How Wound  Comments & History 
Rice’s
Sewing Silk
 
A. H. Rice
Co. Pittsfield MA
 
Name engraved
on spool
 
1"
D x 1-1/4" L
 
Wood     Silk, pure 
dye silk
 
A     Parallel    
Rice’s
Mercerized Thread
 
A.H. Rice
Co.
 
Name engraved
on spool; smoothest & strongest; fast color
 
1"
D x 1-1/4"
 
Wood     Cotton  50  Mercerized  Parallel    
Handi-End
Spool
 
A.H. Rice  Name engraved
on spool
 
1"
D x 1-1/8"
 
Wood     Silk     Darning  Crosswise    
Rices  A.H. Rice
Co.
 
Paper label
on packet; Highest quality; Keep in Cool Place; 250 yds precut into
1 yd lengths
 
3"
W x 14-1/2" L
 
Heavy manilla
 
Packet
with pullout feature
 
Silk  F   Pure dye;
waxed for hand sewing
 
   

 

Misc Threads:
Rival, Roxy, Subsilk, Samoset

Brand   Company   Label Information  Spool Length, Diameter
&
 
Spool Shape, Type
of Wood or Substance
 
Scrollwork/
Decoration Est. Age
 
Fiber  Size or Count  Type of Thread  How Wound  Comments & History 
Rival     Engraved
label; top: None Better; bottom: Sea Island Sewing Thread
 
  Wood    Cotton  A  Mercerized
twist
 
  estab.
1898
 
Roxy     printed, 3-Cord   Spindle  Cardboard cylinder    Cotton            
Subsilk Henry Myer
Thread Co., Chicago IL
Paper label
inside cone spool:
2"
bottom D, ¾" top D x 5-1/2"
Thick,
polished waffle-weave textured cone
  Cotton A Mercerized Crosswound  
Samoset           Wood     Cotton           1871 or
earlier
 

 

Sears, Roebuck & Co. – all brands listed
separately

Brand   Company   Label Information  Spool Length, Diameter &   Spool Shape, Type of Wood or Substance  Scrollwork/
Decoration Est. Age
 
Fiber  Size or Count  Type of Thread  How Wound  Comments & History 
Ace  Sears Roebuck & Co.  Name on paper label; best 6 cord  1" D x 1-3/8"  Polished maple     Cotton  40     Parallel    
Fairfax  Sears  Name engraved on label; sold only by
Sears, Roebuck & Co.
 
1-1/4" D x 1-3/4"  Wood     Cotton  50  Mercerized       
Sears  Sears  Name engraved on label; boilproof  7/8" D x 1-3/8"  Wood     Cotton  50  Mercerized       

 

Misc Threads: Sparta, Stafford, Stiles Waxt Thread, Stuart’s Standard

Brand   Company   Label Information  Spool Length, Diameter &   Spool Shape, Type of Wood or Substance  Scrollwork/
Decoration Est. Age
 
Fiber  Size or Count  Type of Thread  How Wound  Comments & History 
Sparta     Name on paper label; washable  7/8" D x 1"  Wood     Cotton  50  Mercerized  Parallel    
Stafford  Stafford & Bros.        Wood     Cotton           1871 or earlier 
Stiles Waxt Thread  Stiles Sycamore IL  Name on Paper label; does not knot;
6 cord
 
¾" D x 1/8"  Wood     Cotton  80  Waxed  Parallel    
Stuart’s Standard           Pound     Linen  25 – 60        1871 or earlier 

 

Talon Corp – brands listed individually

Brand   Company   Label Information  Spool Length, Diameter &   Spool Shape, Type of Wood or Substance  Scrollwork/
Decoration Est. Age
 
Fiber  Size or Count  Type of Thread  How Wound  Comments & History 
Heirloom  Talon American  Name on paper label  1-3/8"D x 1-3/4"  Plastic, early     Cotton     Quilting  Parallel    
Talon  Talon American  Name on paper label; dressmaker  1-1/2" D x 2-1/8"  Black plastic, early     Cottonu>  40  Mercerized       
Talon  Talon Corp.   Name on paper label; colorfast  1" Dx 1-1/8"  Foam     Cotton  50  Mercerized  Parallel    
         1-1/2"D x 1-3/4"  Wood     Cotton  50  Mercerized  Parallel    
         1"D x 1-1/8"  Wood     Cotton     Heavy duty  Parallel    
         1-1/4"D x 1-3/4"  Plastic, early     Cotton     Quilting  Parallel    
         1-3/8" D x 1-3/4  Foam     Cotton  50  Mercerized       
Talon  Talon Corp  Name on paper label; dressmaker  1-1/2" D x 2-1/8"  Plastic, early     Cotton  50  Mercerized       
Talon  Talon  Named stamped on spool; Packaged by
Talon
 
1" D x 5/8"  Foam bobbin     Silk  D  Buttonhole twist       

 

Misc Threads: Trusew Twist, Unknown Open
book logo, W.,
Wamesit, Warren Thread Wks, Wood, Woolco, Stanton
& Co., Williston’s C.S.I., Wil-Sew, Wyoming, York Street Threads

Brand   Company   Label Information  Spool Length, Diameter
&
 
Spool Shape, Type
of Wood or Substance
 
Scrollwork/
Decoration Est. Age
 
Fiber  Size or Count  Type of Thread  How Wound  Comments & History 
Trusew
Twist
 
   Name engraved
on spool
 
1"
D x 1-1/4"
 
Wood     Cotton  50  Mercerized  Parallel    
Unknown
Open book logo
 
Made in
Great Britain
 
Paper label
 
1-1/8"
x 1-1/8"
 
Wood  milled
& beveled at ends
 
Cotton  40  Parallel       
Unknown
wlton Knowlton
 
New York possibly  Paper label, green & blk machine twist  1-1/4″ D x 1-3/4″  Wood    Silk    Pure dye       
W. "Could
be Warren brand"
 
  Engraved;
red one end; blue other end
 
5/8 D x
1
 
Wood    Cotton    Mercerized     
Wamesit  Lowell Thread Mills  paper label; best quality hard twist  3- 7/8″D x 6.75″  Wood     Cotton  20  Silk finish     
Warren
Thread Wks
 
  Engraved;
red on one end; blue other end
 
5/8 D x
1
 
Wood     Cotton    Mercerized     
Woolco    Engraved, machinetwist  1″ D x 1-1/4″  Wood       A         
Wood, Stanton
& Co.
 
Stafford
& Bros.
 
Spool silk           Silk           1871 or
earlier
 
Williston’s
C.S.I.
 
Williston
Mills
 
Best 6-cord;
hand and machine sewing
 
         Combed
Sea Island cotton
 
         1871 or
earlier
 
Wil-Sew  Segal-Wilson Co. 3418 Reading Rd Cincinnati OH  Name on gold & black paper labels; WIL-SEW one end; Segal-Wilson other end  1-2/8″ D x 2  Wood  Bow tie  Cotton  2 cord  Mercerized    Resembles Hi Test in appearance and city of origin 
Wyoming           Wood     Cotton           1871 or
earlier
 
York Street Threads  York Street Threads Ltd., Belfast, N. Ireland  Paper label: made in Ireland     Wood     18 Linen   3 cord  Carpet thread       

7 Responses to “Vintage Thread Chart”

  1. Mary says:

    This was very informative, thank you!

  2. [...] cotton so lovely. A little light digging led me to a fantastically informative site containing an online vintage Thread Chart  revealing the company begun in 1812 still trades today as Coats & Clark. A quick visit to [...]

  3. Mary Ewen says:

    This an amazing find. i have an assortment of silk threads, approx 15 let over from my tailor grandfather in the 40′s and 50′s. They are mostly heminway pure silk, a range of colours mostly grey tan and lavender . can anyone suggets where I can send them, I want them to go to a good home

  4. Cookie Baker says:

    I will love them….contact me for address.

  5. Kathy says:

    Recently cleared out a house for elderly person. Found sewing box filled with scissors, patterns, needles, thread. Found 1 spool marked Belding & Bros-silk, 1 Belding Hemingway-silk, 3 Belding Corticelli, 1 Hemingway & Bartlett, 1 Rice’s Sewing Silk, and a lot of Coats & Clark. Any idea what to do with these?

  6. Judith says:

    Kathy, there are folks who would love to have these items but finding these folks isn’t easy. You could try eBay to see who has listed items like these. Good luck!

    Judith

  7. Kathy says:

    Thank you!