Last year someone commented on a post about "Angola Yarn"
However there is no such thing as ANGOLA YARN
If it didn't exist then what were they selling "Angola Yarn" in America in the 19th century...
Burlington Free Press, (Vermont) November 21, 1856
India-rubber Skirt Bones,
English Tread Lace,
Fancy Canton Flannels,
nov18 HOTCKISS & JELLISON.
Burlington free press, (Vermont) September 11, 1857
Hotchkiss & Jellison,
Wholesale and Retail dealers in foreign and Domestic Dry Goods,
152 Church Street.
Blue Canton Flannel,
Bone Knitting Needles,
Red Working Cotton.
Arrangements have been made so that we can obtain for the Ladies this ensuing season (Winter) all shades of single and double Zephyr Worsted that they will require.
Daily Missouri Republican (MO) September 30, 1841
Women’s Hosiery—We have received a large assortment, comprising in part merino, lamb’s wool, Segovia, Angola , worsted yarn and cotton. [?] Kimball & Allen , 108 Main St.
North American and United States Gazette, (PA) October 10, 1850
50 PACKAGES ANGOLA YARN—25 do white knitting Cotton do, will be sold low, by
M. EGOLF, 42 Market street.
Bangor Daily Whig & Courier, (Maine) August 23, 1853
NEW GOODS !
No. 48 Main Street,
Millinery and Fancy Goods,
Has just received…Angola Yarn.
Bangor Daily Whig & Courier (Maine) October 11, 1859
Crochet Needles, Perforated Paper…Worsted, Angola Yarn,…
All colors, sizes and styles, at 56 Main st.
oct 8 F. MEINECKE.