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Victorian era POLISHED SATIN RIBBON – original unopened spool!

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Some considerable time ago we were fortunate enough to acquire a small number of original pasteboard spools containing the most wonderful early polished satin ribbon. This offering from that grouping is an all original un-used 10 yard spool of 1 3/8 inch wide ribbon. (If you would prefer more narrow 7/8 inch wide ribbon enter 3160 in our search feature.) An exceptional find for the textile collector or conservator who would appreciate such a rarity either for display or use in a restoration. The spool is complete and as it was sold with a full complement of 10 yards of 1 3/8 inch wide polished satin ribbon wound with a paper liner as was the custom in the time and secured at the end by a small straight pin. The ribbon is that rich chocolate brown that Civil War era collectors will appreciate. The spool measures approximately 3 3/16 inches in diameter and will make a wonderful companion piece as is for any period sewing or textile grouping. A classic process of the Victorian era ribbon maker was to stiffen the finely loomed satin with such as starch, shellac or bee wax. The ribbon was then passed through pressurized and polished hot rollers. This process was called calendaring and produced a durable high metallic gloss on the ribbon. (Likely more than you needed to know.) A wonderful find for the Civil War era textile enthusiast ! please note: ALL ITEMS ARE CURRENT & AVAILABLE UNLESS MARKED SOLD!! Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques!

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