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Advert For James Chadwick & Brothers, Cotton Manufacturers

Advert For James Chadwick & Brothers, Cotton Manufacturers

Printer: Unknown

Medium: Print on paper

Date: 1880

Shelfmark: Evan.8028

Item number: 8028

Genre: Leaflet

Cotton thread was developed during the Victorian period, it was used extensively to sew clothes. It was smooth enough to be used on expensive silk materials but also strong enough to be used for both hand and machine sewing. The invention of the sewing machine meant that clothes could be made and mended in the home saving money. It is interesting that this advert is targeted at 'Ladies residing in the area', it is clear that it was thought cotton prices would not be of interest to men, implying that sewing was seen as women's work.

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