The Belding brothers were apparently both publishers and textile manufacturers. They had silk manufacturing facilities in Rockville, Connecticut, Belding, Michigan, Northampton, Massachusetts, Petaluma, California, and Montreal, Canada. They also apparently had a variety of other business interests as well, ranging from real estate and loans to hotels to electricity.
Crochet, Embroidery and Needlework Pattern Books Published by Belding Bros.:
Vintage Belding Brothers Silk Threads, Ephemera, Advertising, Books and Related Items Currently For Sale on Ebay:
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To learn more about the history of this silk mill and other American silk mills, you can check out my silk history & timeline page (Coming soon.)