Title: The silk goods of America: a brief account of the recent improvements and advances of silk manufacture in the United States
Year: 1880 (1880s)
Authors: Wyckoff, William Cornelius, 1832-1888. [from old catalog]
Subjects: Silk industry
Publisher: New York [E. O’Keefe, printer]
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
Digitizing Sponsor: The Library of Congress
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y all the designs for American rib-bons originate in our factories, frequently months in advance of theintroduction of the goods into the market. These designs have excitedadmiration abroad as well as at home ; they are works of the artist ratherthan of the mere artisan. The novelties of pattern and design compelchanges and improvements in machinery; and better goods result. The statements which have been made elsewhere in this volume, ofthe comparative purity of American silk goods in respect to freedomfrom heavy dye, and as to superiority of the raw silk used, are applicablewith special force to the ribbon manufacture. The loss of trade inforeign ribbons must be in large measure attributed to their being over-weighted, and of inferior silk. This is, of course, most noticeable inblack ribbons, and our manufacturers have taken the opposite coursewith great success, their gros grains being remarkable for purity of dyeand strength of stock. THE SILK GOODS OF AMERICA, 47 <s&i&
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X. Trimmings and Passementerie. HERE are several minor divisions of the trade in fringes,trimmings and passementerie. Of these the mostprominent are— Ladies dress and cloak trimmings, Millinery trimmings, Hatters and furriers trimmings, Upholstery and military passementerie, Coach trimmings. We shall not, however, adhere very closely to these distinctions. Inregard to the most important class of fringes, it should be mentionedthat their manufacture begins in the mills where sewing-silk and machine-twist are made. What is called two-thread fringe silk, is sewing-silk, and three-thread fringe silk is machine-twist. The fringe silkis put up in large skeins and sold to the makers of fringes, who areclassed as manufacturers of trimmings. The marked success that hasbeen attained in this country in making sewings and twist, applies alsoto fringes, and for the same reasons. The raw material is much betterthan that used for such purposes in Europe, and there is far less adulter-ation practis
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