1900. WINSTED SILK COMPANY. Potter's Embroidery. Wash Colors. 8 panels containing 144 colour silk thread samples in a spectrum of vibrant colours, flanked by colour names and numbers. Oblong 16mo., 225 x 75 mm, folded accordion-style in publisher's embossed dark green cloth. West Winsted, CT: Winsted Silk Co., [ca. 1900]. Catalogue of coloured "wash silks" exemplifying the Victorian colour palate, in salesman's sample book. Winsted Silk Company was founded in 1874 by Eugene and Oscar F. Potter with J.J. Lawler. The company name quickly became synonymous with the best grades of spool and embroidery silks manufactured in the U.S.
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