Sewing Supplies

Object Number: 
2002.1.2428
Date: 
1864-1890
Medium: 
Paper
Dimensions: 
4 1/2 x 2 5/8 x 1 in.
Description: 
This cardboard box is covered in dark red textured paper on the sides and has a black top label with a gold border that reads in gold "Clark's Pure Dye/ Silk Twist/ For Hand Or Machine Use/ Patented April 5th 1864./ The adulteration of Sewing Silk in the Process of Coloring/ increases the [illegible] of thread but adds nothing to its strength".
Credit Line: 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group