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1930 American Thread Company



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Stock Code ATC1930

  Certificate dated 23rd April 1930 for 100 shares of preferred capital stock of $5 each.

Issued to Jack B Wickham ,with his actual handwritten signature on the reverse of the certificate. The printed signatures of J G Wylie, treasurer and Robert C Kerr company secretary are also shown. Vignette of reel of cotton eagle at top of the certificate. Ornate blue border.

Certificate size is 27.5 cm high x 21 cm wide (11.5" x 8.5").

We have several certificates of this company between 1930 and 1954; should you require information on any of the others, or are interested in a specific named individual on a certificate please click here. We will then scan in an image of the actual certificate for you.

About This Company

Framed Certificate Price : 75.00

Certificate Only Price : 30.00



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About This Company

In 1898, the British-owned English Sewing Company purchased and merged 13 independent thread and yarn companies, including The Merrick Thread Company of Holyoke, forming the American Thread Company.  As the years progressed, American Thread employed various immigrant groups in mills scattered from Connecticut to Maine.  Working conditions in the mills were hard: cold in the winter and hot in the summer, with long work days of 12 to 14 hours in a dusty and loud environment.  Children were often employed because they could be paid less for their labor, and child-labor laws were often ignored.

At the time of its formation, the American Thread Company was the largest thread company in the world, and it remained a successful business throughout the 20th century, finally leaving New England and relocating to North Carolina in 1985.


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