In 1894 when the American Silk Association- John C.L. Morgan
commissioned scientific tests to compare the quality of foreign and domestic
silks, the American silks emerged triumphant, shown to have the least
adulteration. Published nationally, the results revealed that the American silks
used in the tests were from the Haskell Silk Company. This put the Westbrook
silk company on the map, associated the name Haskell with quality, and gave the
company a permanent marketing edge.
P.S. Tip of the 'ol cap to Suzan Roberts Norton.