by [EMBROIDERY YARN]. H. E. Verran Company. Royal Society
S. L.: [The Company], 1915-1930. . Tall 8vo, 9 x 5 inches; pp.  and  text; pp. 2/3 samples. Together with 6 skeins of "Embroidery Floss".Royal Society was a brand name of the company H. E. Verran owned by Henry Verran (1869-1930), which manufactured embroidery from 1915 to 1928. Harry Verran moved to New York around 1900 and went to work for Charles E. Bentley at BentleyÕs lace and embroidery factory on lower Broadway. Around 1912 he bought the company, which then became ÒH. E. Verran Co., Art Needle Work.Ó In the late 1920s Verran built a new factory in Stamford, Conn. and moved the company there. He changed the name to Royal Society which made mostly knitting and crocheting books but some quilt and pillow kits were produced in the late 20Õs and 30Õs. Also a series of kits for decorative laundry bags which looked like dolls were made. All their kits were packaged in tan envelopes with a colored picture of the finished product on the front. The kit included the prestamped fabric, floss and even a needle. (Inventory #: 2660)
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