Astro Dye Works was established in 1957 and went out of business in 2006. This particular yarn is vintage. I have Three (3) spools for sale individually. I weighed all of them individually: 28.9 oz, 27.3 oz, and 25.4 oz. All say 1500 yards but weight wise it seems to be missing a few. In the pictures you can not see the sheen that it has and the color is a bit dull in the picture but I did try to get it as close as my camera could. If you have any questions please send a message and we will respond as soon as we can.