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We have for sale a 10 vintage wooden STAR quilting spools from The American Thread Company.
There are two extra vintage STAR spools in the box with different labels. The dozen spools are in a classic vintage black and white STAR box with a red logo. The spools are in good vintage condition. There are minor marks, scratches, tears and discoloration consistent with use and age. These are part of its character and history. Please see all photographs as they are part of the description.
These spools and box are now great as a display or a gift for your favorite quilter, tailor or seamstress. They have a great country/farmhouse appeal.
The English Sewing Company purchased the Willimantic Linen Company and other New England mills in 1898 and formed the American Thread Company locally known as ATCO. The company reached its height in the early 20th century, and became the largest factory in Connecticut and the largest thread mill in North America.
The American Thread Building is a historic building located at 260 West Broadway on the corner of Beach Street in the TriBeCa neighborhood of lower Manhattan, New York City. The eleven story building was designed in the Renaissance Revival style by architect William B. Tubby, and built in 1896. It was originally known as the Wool Exchange Building, and owned by the Wool Warehouse Company. The wool company did not succeed and the building was acquired by the American Thread Company in 1907
Era: unknown but consistent with mid-century
Marked: labels and logos as seen in photos
Measures: Spools are 1 ¾” tall; box is 8 ¾”x4”x1 3/8”
Condition: This set is in very good vintage condition
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