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Quill Bobbins

Since the White Oak plant by Cone Denim is closed you can still buy some pieces from the legendary mill. In the past, you could buy their original wooden shuttles for example, but these were sold out very quickly.

Another must-have is the authentic quill bobbin from the mill. They were part of the loom when the legendary mill was still operating.

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What’s A Bobbin

A bobbin is a spindle on which yarn/thread is wound. Bobbins were used to weave the fabric on the original shuttle looms at the plant.

Each of the vintage White Oak keepsake quill bobbins is unique. Some are marked with various paint colors signifying the different beautiful shades of indigo yarn.

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The White Oak quill bobbins are coming in a special denim holder with a natural leather button closure. They sew a White Oak label on top. And the dimensions are 7 ½” H x 3” W x 1 ½ “ D.

They also offer it as a 3 piece set in a muslin drawstring bag.

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Piece Of Denim History

With the White Oak quill bobbins, you can add a piece of important American denim history to your collection.

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Written by Wouter Munnichs
I'm the founder of Long John. Next to running this daily magazine, I'm working as a freelance denim specialist for the industry. Titled as 'Denim Influencer 2020' by Rivet 50. Celebrated my 10th anniversary with Long John in 2021.