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Wood Spools Containing Crochet, Knitting and Tatting Thread

Wood Spools Containing Crochet, Knitting and
Tatting Thread

Note: these threads will not be listed on thread chart which is limited to machine and hand sewing threads. These threads are shown due to interesting shapes of wood spools and as an extension of thread companies’ products. Captions will contain descriptions.

Wood Spools Containing Crochet, Knitting and Tatting Thread
Wood Spools Containing Crochet, Knitting and Tatting Thread
American Thread Co., side, top
and bottom views. Notice unusual purple logo and the
addition of word Manufacturers to name. Sansilk [silk-finish
cotton]crochet and knitting thread. 1-3/8 D x 1-5/8.
Bow tie, convex spool. Est. 1930s.
The familiar white star of American
Thread Co. manufactured Willamantic CN. Side, top and
bottom views. Mercerized cotton crochet silk-finish
thread is pushed back to reveal paper label which lists
various sizes spools came in. This spool is 100-yd.
coarse #70, standard size. 1-3/8" D x 1-5/8".
Bow tie convex spool. Est. 1940s.
Clark’s ONT, top, bottom
and side views. Lustre crochet thread. 1-1/4"D
x 1-5/8"; bow tie, convex spool. Est. 1930s-early
40s.
Wood Spools Containing Crochet, Knitting and Tatting Thread
Wood Spools Containing Crochet, Knitting and Tatting Thread
Wood Spools Containing Crochet, Knitting and Tatting Thread

Clark’s Mile End crochet cotton, made in East
Newark NJ. All views; notice elephant logo and
lovely grain on this and other spools. Same
size as Clark’s ONT; bow tie, convex spool.
Est. 1930s- 40s.
Wood Spools Containing Crochet, Knitting and Tatting Thread
Wood Spools Containing Crochet, Knitting and Tatting Thread

Capitol pure dye, fast-color crochet and knitting silk.
Labels read same at both ends; side view. 1-1/8"
D x 1-1/2". Convex spool. Est 1930s.
Wood Spools Containing Crochet, Knitting and Tatting Thread
Top, bottom and side views of
M. Hemingway and Sons Silk Co. Texto silk crochet
thread, Watertown CN, convex spool, 1-1/4"
D x 1-5/8", est. 1930s; Belding Bros &
Co. warranted silk embroidery twist size EE,
3/4" D x 1-1/4, standard spool size; and
Beldings supreme knitting and crochet wash color
pure silk thread, labels same at both ends,
bow tie convex brown spool, 1-1/4 D x 1-3/4".
All estimated 1930s -early 40s.
Wood Spools Containing Crochet, Knitting and Tatting Thread
Wood Spools Containing Crochet, Knitting and Tatting Thread
Wood Spools Containing Crochet, Knitting and Tatting Thread

Victoria — knitting and crochet silk by Brainerd & Armstrong. Note different labels at either end. Thread wound crosswise on bowtie spool of thick wood. Date unknown but appears to be in WWI-1920s range. – Courtesy Sharon Stark

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