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
General Category History
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location Fashion Exhibit
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
Unit of Measure Inches/ounces
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.
Date MAY 20,2015
Assessor Kayla Sutherland
Notes Minor superficial scratches on wooden case. Silks are faded and paper packaging is faded.