The Official American Textile Directory 1915 from Brooklyn NY - the real original deal. Almost IMPOSSIBLE to find except in facsimile form.
Full of fabulous period ads for textile mills, looms, yarns, Egyptian cotton, paper tubes, fibre spools, bleaches, dyes, and tons more.
The ads are the bonus, the meat-and-potatoes of this book are the thousands of listings, by city and state, of all the textile firms in the US and Canada. At the end is an alphabetical index of same.
The listings give the name of each firm, its address, revenues, specialty (women's seamless cotton hosiery), its assets (450 latch needle knitting machines, 94 ribbers, 75 loopers, 18 sewing machines and 12 bonnaz machines, steam, bleach, dye and finish). No phone numbers, all communication was by written correspondence.
If you live in Brooklyn or a place with a similar manufacturing history, this little book is your guide to who was where in 1915. You can look at an address in here, stroll over to that place, and see what it is today.
A few pages unbound, at front. Front cover is tattered and bent, probably from being stuffed in suitcases or pockets.
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