Antiques, Fine Art & Collectibles. 1900 Antique Advertising Pacific Mills Cotton Wood Display Case Salesman Sample. DESCRIPTION Antique wooden advertising display box.
Manufactured by the Pacific Mills company of Lawrence, Massachusetts this is a salesman sample to display their various types and grades of cotton. Pacific Mills dark wooden sample case with a clear glass top displays the 3 stages of production: the raw fiber product, intermediate stage processing & final cloth sample. The beautiful lidded box is separated into 11 sections containing 23 samples. The decals on the side and top of the box are in excellent condition, bright and clear.Dating to around the 1890's this highlighted the mills products which ranged from divers cloth fabrics, calicos, lawns, & shirtings, with over 200,000 spindles in operation. Marked on wooden lid and front in gold: Pacific Mills decal Marked Inside Lid : Pacific Mills Plants Marked 272 on base A rare late 19th C. Surviving artifact documenting the processes of the very important US textile industry. A great addition to your retro textile decor or a fabulous housewarming gift idea. MEASUREMENTS Sample box measures 17.25"long by 12.75" wide by 2 tall and weigh 6lbs 4oz. CONDITION In good condition considering age and use, there are some scratches and chips to the wooden box (please see all pictures as they form part of the condition description). Yesteryear Essentials is a local, independent family run antiques store in Los Angeles, CA. It was established in 2011 by me (Pearse) and my wife (Sinead).
Whether you are looking to enhance your home decor or are an avid collector, we try to have something wonderful in stock for everyone. The item "1900 Antique Advertising Pacific Mills Cotton Wood Display Case Salesman Sample" is in sale since Thursday, February 21, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Advertising\Merchandise & Memorabilia\Store Displays". The seller is "pearsefee" and is located in Los Angeles, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.