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Textile industry

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 58 Collections and/or Records:

Quaker Lace Company records

 Collection
Accession: 2050
Abstract:

The Quaker Lace Company manufactured Nottingham lace and was one of the textile firms founded by John Bromley (1800-1883) and his seven sons. The records represent a fraction of the total Quaker Lace archive which was salvaged from the 4th and Lehigh mill during the liquidation of the company. The collection is arranged into seven series: General administrative files and correspondence; Sale literature; Advertising and promotional materials; Production records; Legal records; Financial records; and Tax records.

Dates: 1897-1972

Textile Machine Works records

 Collection
Accession: 1904
Abstract:

The Textile Machine Works began as a braiding machines repair and replacement company for German imported equipment, but they began building their own braiding machines in late 1892. The Textile Machine Works was founded by Henry Janssen (1866-1948) and Ferdinand Thun (1866-1949) on July 5, 1892, in Reading, Pennsylvania. This collection includes administrative and financial records of the parent company and major subsidiaries from 1900 to 1968. There is additional material relating to employee relations and the establishment and operation of the Wyomissing Polytechnic Institute.

Dates: 1896-1969

Thomas Lamb papers

 Collection
Accession: 2181
Abstract:

Thomas Lamb (1896-1988) was a industrial designer most noted for his design of physiologically efficient handles. His papers contain drawings, sketches, and artifacts pertaining to Lamb's career, which trace the development of his unique handle design, as well as his pursuits in the fields of textiles, cartoons, and writing, particularly for children.

Dates: 1916-1988

USDA materials on cotton standards and specifications

 Collection
Accession: 2733
Abstract:

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) fully adopted federal grading standards for food and other agricultural products during the Second World War. In 1939, the Agricultural Marketing Service, a USDA agency, began administering commodity standardization, grading, and inspections of several programs, including cotton and tobacco. This small collection mostly includes USDA issued publications and reports regarding developments in cotton standards, specifications, and classification in the mid-twentieth century.

Dates: 1938-1966

Uxbridge Worsted Co., Inc. appraisal

 Collection
Accession: 2816
Abstract:

Uxbridge Worsted Co., Inc. was a cotton, woolen, and worsted fabrics manufacturer. This item is an appraisal report made by the National Appraisal Company.

Dates: 1928 September 26

Victor Marie du Pont papers

 Collection
Accession: LMSS-II
Abstract:

Victor Marie du Pont (1767-1827) was a French diplomat who later immigrated to the United States and established various trading companies before moving to Delaware. He was the eldest son of Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours (1739-1817). The collection consists of correspondence, business and personal papers, and writings of Victor Marie du Pont and his wife, Gabrielle Joséphine (de la Fite de Pelleport) du Pont.

Dates: 1778-1827

View of Independence Hall, 1776, textile souvenir

 Collection
Accession: 1975-325-1
Abstract:

William H. Horstmann & Sons was a manufacturer and retailer of silk products for civilian and military clothing between 1815 and 1940. This item is a woven textile souvenir from 1876 Centennial Exhibition, Philadelphia, showing Independence Hall, Philadelphia.

Dates: 1876

William H. Horstmann & Sons, manufactory and sales rooms, engraving

 Collection
Accession: 1975-325-2
Abstract:

William H. Horstmann & Sons was a manufacturer and retailer of silk products for civilian and military clothing between 1815 and 1940. This item is a steel engraving by Samuel Sartain of the William H. Horstmann & Sons manufactory and sales room building in Philadelphia.

Dates: circa 1863