Rock River Cotton Co. Patterns - Jewel Box
 



Ephemera Record: 5B-AA-28

Ephemera Object Description

title
Rock River Cotton Co. Patterns - Jewel Box
creator
  • Mary A. McElwain
dateOriginal
1934
timePeriod
1930-1949
description
Rock River Cotton Co. (Janesville, WI) manufactured cotton quilt batting with a length of tissue paper quilt patterns rolled inside. The patterns are credited to Mary A. McElwain whose quilt shop in Walworth, WI was close by. Each pattern cost 35 cents in McElwain's shop, but they were free when one bought a roll of batting. Notice the 1934 patent pending notice on each Rock River Co. pattern sheet. In the 1940s, Lockport Batting Co. in Lockport, NY acquired the pattern line.
source
Jewel Box Pattern, Mary A. McElwain, Rock River Cotton Co., Janesville, WI, 1934.
city
Janesville
state
Wisconsin (WI)
country
United States
type
Text
physicalobjectType
  • Pattern
textType
  • Other
otherType
Pattern description
language
English
InstNameF003
  • Waldvogel Archival Collection
rights
public domain
subjectlist
  • Applique

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