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Object ID 003331

Object Name Potter's Braided Silk Display Case

Object Desc Wooden display case for Potter's Braided embroidery silk

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY003488

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Sewing


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Fashion Exhibit

Object Date

Start Year Range 1906

End Year Range

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords sewing,notions,embroidery,Potter's,Winsted Silk Co.,

Title Potter's Braided Silk Display Case

Description Wooden display case with glass front door. Side says "The Winsted Silk Co. Chicago" in gold letters. Front says "Ask for Potter's Braided Skeins Embroidery Silks". Inside are numerous packages of embroidery silk in a variety of colors, in compartments designated by color. Each package is wrapped in paper with directions and washing instructions, as well as information about other Potter's products. Pat. May 29, 1906.


Approx Collection Date

Height 22.5

Length 0

Width 16.75

Depth 12.5

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Winsted Silk Co.

Maker Details Originated in 1874, incorporated in 1883. Offices in New York, Chicago, and Boston. Known to have highest grade embroidery silk in the business.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY3488



Date MAY 20,2015

Summary Good

Assessor Kayla Sutherland

Notes Minor superficial scratches on wooden case. Silks are faded and paper packaging is faded.