Object ID 003278
Object Name Purple "Flutte" Trim
Object Desc Three yards purple and white "Flutte" trim.
Collection General Collection
Accession # CMY003450a-c
General Category History
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location Fashion Exhibit
Start Year Range 1908
End Year Range
Status On Exhibit
Object Keywords sewing,notions,trim,Flutte,Sanford,
Title Purple Flutte Trim
Description White and purple "Flutte" style trim: "The daintiest new trimming for ladies, juniors and childrens wash dresses. Warranted 3 yds. Fast colors." Drawing of a young girl on the front. Back says "Flutte makes a very effective trimming for Ladies, Missies and Kiddies Wash Dresses and Suits. Also Curtains, Scarfs, Aprons, Underwear, etc." Washing Instructions on back, recommend Ivory Soap. "The flutting is woven in the goods and is permanent." Made in the U.S.A. Trim is wrapped around a piece of cardboard with a paper wrapper/label.
Approx Collection Date
Unit of Measure Inches/ounces
Place of Origin
Maker The Sanford Narrow Fabric Company
Maker Details The Sanford Narrow Fabric Company was started in Germany and later moved to 351 Fourth Avenue, New York. It produced a variety of lace edgings and trims out of mills in Germany, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts. Although some of their trim was registered with the patent office in 1908, they did not begin consumer advertising until 1918, previously advertising only to dealers.
Maker Mark Four crossed axes in a circle
Date MAY 15,2015
Assessor Kayla Sutherland
Notes Trim is slightly faded and discolored, paper wrappers are torn in places, minor edgewear