An antique cherrywood, glass topped specimen box from the Corticelli Silk Mills. It is fitted with bottles of preserved silk worms in their various life stages and examples of both raw and finished silk threads. Used for educational purposes by teachers.
Silk: Its Origin, Culture, and Manufacture, (The Corticelli Silk Mills, Florence, Massachusetts, 1911), page 44, illustrated
PLACE OF ORIGIN
Nonotuck Silk Company (Haydenville, Massachusetts, 1855-1930) | Corticelli Silk Mills (Florence, Massachusetts) | Founder: Samuel Whitmarsh
Labeled: Corticelli Silk Culture Cabinet / Showing the different steps in the culture of silk and its manufacture. Made by Nonotuck Silk Company, Florence, Mass.
Early 20th century
Width 12 Depth 5 Height 2 inches