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The Jantzen Knitting Mills Collection, 1925-1977

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Author:
Jantzen, Carl C
Subject:
Zehntbauer, John C
Portland Knitting Company
Jantzen Knitting Mills
Costumes, Division of
Physical description:
7 cubic feet: 7 boxes
Type:
Business records
Collection descriptions
Catalogs
Photograph albums
Date:
1925
1925-1977
20th century
Notes:
Carl C. Jantzen and John C. Zehntbauer founded the Portland Knitting Company in 1910 as a retail store selling knitted products (i.e. sweaters, hosiery, jackets). Carl Jantzen later invented an automated circular knitting machine that allowed the company to make light-weight materials for swimsuits. In 1916, the company first used the name Jantzen as their trademark and went on to specialize in swimsuits.
Summary:
Sample catalogs, 1974-1976; issues of "Jantzen Yarns", 1925-1945, 1946-1955, and 1956-1973; "Intraviews" (the company newspaper); a company history; an annual report for 1973; and a photo album.
Cite as:
The Jantzen Knitting Mills Collection,1925-1977, 233AC NMAH
Topic:
Textile industry
Clothing manufacturers
Textile fabrics
Knitting companies (Mills)
Bathing suits
Data Source:
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