A. H. Rice Company: Maker of Silk Thread

Goodman, Deborah Lerme
January 1986
Fiberarts;Jan/Feb86, Vol. 13 Issue 1, p54
The article provides information on A. H. Rice Co., maker of silk thread in the U.S. The company was established in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, in 1878. It was known as a supplier of silk sewing thread and costume braid in the country. Some of the firm's silk thread was purchased by paper manufacturer Crane & Co. The silk thread bought by Crane & Co. were mixed into the pulp for the U.S. currency. At the present time, the company distributes more braid than sewing thread. In addition, it continues to manufacture costume braid from British mohair.


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