A Wooden Spools Proudly Made in Willimantic, Maine

Wooden Spools Proudly Made in Willimantic A Wooden Spools Proudly Made in Willimantic, Maine
by Judy Buswick

At the turn of the twentieth century, lives in Willimantic, Maine, were tightly wound around wooden spools made to hold sewing thread-the little town in Piscataquis County was the spool-manufacturing hub of a major industry in the United States. Today, spools made of wood are rare, encountered primarily in collections and flea markets.