Willimantic Thread Company advertising card, ca. 1885

Contributed by Maine Historical Society

Description

This advertising card describes the products of the Willimantic Thread Company and is stamped with the name of one of the distributors, Mrs. Warren J. Conlan of Biddeford.

The Willimantic Thread Co. of Willimantic, Conn., opened a spool mill on Wilson's Stream in Township 8 Range 8 to produce wooden spools for its thread.

The mill featured the first electric light in Piscataquis County and a modern facility. In 1881 the town was incorporated as Howard, but the name was changed to Willimantic in 1883.

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About This Item

  • Title: Willimantic Thread Company advertising card, ca. 1885
  • Creator: Willimantic Thread Co.
  • Creation Date: circa 1885
  • Subject Date: circa 1885
  • Town: Biddeford
  • County: York
  • State: ME
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Dimensions: 11 cm x 8 cm
  • Local Code: Ephemera--Trade cards
  • Object Type: Text and Image

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Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x219
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