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1900 Antique Advertising Pacific Mills Cotton Wood Display Case Salesman Sample

  • $ 65000


Antique wooden advertising display box. Manufactured by the Pacific Mills company of Lawrence, Massachusetts this is a salesman sample to display their various types and grades of cotton. Beautiful late 19th C. Pacific Mills dark wooden sample case with a clear glass top displays the 3 stages of production: the raw fiber product, intermediate stage processing & final cloth sample. The beautiful lidded box is separated into 11 sections containing 23 samples. The decals on the side and top of the box are in excellent condition, bright and clear. Dating to around the 1890's this highlighted the mills products which ranged from divers cloth fabrics, calicos, lawns, & shirtings, with over 200,000 spindles in operation.

Marked on wooden lid and front in gold: Pacific Mills decal
Marked Inside Lid : Pacific Mills Plants
Marked 272 on base

A rare late 19th C. surviving artifact documenting the processes of the very important US textile industry.

A great addition to your retro textile decor or a fabulous housewarming gift idea.


Sample box measures 17.25"long by 12.75" wide by 2" tall and weigh 6lbs 4oz.


In good condition considering age and use, there are some scratches and chips to the wooden box (please see all pictures as they form part of the condition description).


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