Collection of cotton bolt ends

Made:
1880-1940

2 paper wraps containing 21 fabric bolt ends from various companies, including Spruce & Co. and Jacobs.

These bolts of cotton cloth have been stamped with printing blocks that provide information about the type of cloth and its manufacturer or importer. Manchester cotton merchants attached trademarks with colourful, detailed designs onto the cloth they sold. Textile companies employed artists to design their trademarks using pictures or words they thought would appeal to their customers.

Details

Category:
Archive
Object Number:
YMS0449
Materials:
cotton (textile) and ink
type:
cotton bolt ends
credit:
Unknown provenance

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