Sep 24, 2020 - Sale 2546

Sale 2546 - Lot 203

Price Realized: $ 2,125
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 400 - $ 600
(SCIENCE & ENGINEERING.) Industrial weaver's pattern book. [123] manuscript pages, with hundreds of hand-colored weaving patterns laid down, and numerous other manuscript leaves and textile swatches laid in. Folio, original 1/2 calf, minor wear; minimal wear to contents. Franklin, MA, 1900 and undated

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This substantial volume was apparently compiled to train weavers at the American Woolen Company's Ray Mills in Franklin, MA. Manuscript essays on weaving practice are interspersed with numerous colorful pattern samples, demonstrating the variety made possible by the weaving craft.