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American Thread Company Records

Identifier: 1998-0302

Scope and Content

The collection consists of one print and twenty-four (25) annual reports which provide information on officers, earnings, and information of interest to stockholders.


  • 1953-1978


The collection is open and available for research.

Restrictions on Use

Permission to publish from these Papers must be obtained in writing from both the University of Connecticut Libraries and the owner(s) of the copyright.


In 1898, the English Sewing Company of England purchased the Willimantic Linen Company England mills and formed the American Thread Company locally known as “ATCO” or “the THREAD”. The Willimantic mill was closed when the company moved to North Carolina in 1985.

(Source: Matthew Roth. Connecticut: An Inventory of Historic Engineering and Industrial Sites. Society for Industrial Archeology, 1981. Information provided by Windham Textile and History Museum, 157 Union/Main Street, Willimantic, CT 06226)


1.5 Linear Feet

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In 1898, the English Sewing Company of England purchases the Willimantic Linen Company and other New England mills and form the American Thread Company. The Willimantic mill was closed when the company moved to North Carolina in 1985.

Acquisition Information

Unknown for every item except for the 1978 annual report, which was donated in February 2013 by W.J. Bartus of Long Valley, New Jersey.

Related Material

Archives & Special Collections has a substantial collection of materials pertaining to textile manufacturing in Connecticut. For detailed information on these collections please contact the curator or ask at the Reading Room desk.

American Thread Company Records
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1998 January
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Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Special Collections, University of Connecticut Library Repository

University of Connecticut Library
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