I did treat myself to a vintage machine yesterday! Lots of old (old!) notions and I am a bit at a loss as to what to do with them. Mostly I am puzzled by the thread. All of it is on wooden spools, and the few spools I 'tested' broke with a decent tug. I would be afraid to try to actually use the thread, but I can't just chunk them!
Some coats and clark, some JP coats. Lily, American Eagle. Most of them say 'boilfast'. Many are 'mercerized'. I think most are cotton; a few spools do say cotton wrapped polyester, and one is clearly marked 'nylon'.
Are they collectibles at all? If my house were larger and I were 'arty' I would try to display some of them, but . . . That is just not practical for me!
Any ideas? Suggestions?