What they all have in common is that their reels have embossed, dyed ends rather than gummed paper labels. It would make sense that the same or very similar technology would have been used for other wooden items such as pencils, rulers etc too.
If you can help at all with the questions below, please do leave a comment. Were embossed labels a particularly North American phenomenon? When and where was factory-embossing of wood introduced? Did thread companies ever employ other companies to emboss reels for them?
Spool cabinets were made for the thread companies to store spools of thread.
They could be found in the dry goods section of the local general store, each drawer labeled as to the type of thread inside.
Another great advantage of the river was the presence of granitic-gneiss outcroppings along its banks, a source of stone for building the early mills.According to folklore, the name Willimantic is derived from an Indian word meaning Place of the Swift Running Waters, an apt designation for this locality.The waters of the Willimantic River drop some 90 feet in a little over a mile, making the place an ideal location for water-powered enterprises.The mill and the houses that were built for the millworkers created a village at the site that became known as Richmond Town.When the ownership of the mill changed, the villages name changed, too, to Wellesville.I’m wondering how expensive the process was, particularly in comparison with gummed labels?