Carey's Salt in south central Kansas mined the salt that once was held in the vintage cloth bag used for this apron.
A sketch of a pig with the words "The Carey Salt Co. Hutchinson, Kansas" appears on the apron front. Below are the words "Carey's Medium Salt 100 Lbs." The logo and words are in red and blue. The apron is trimmed in red. To adjust the length, simply place a knot in the single neck tie where desired.
Overall the bag is a darker color and the colors and words faded. There is one paint spot on this apron, as well as general spots and marks typical of a vintage cloth bag its' age. A few darker spots show near the bottom of the apron. Two larger dark spots are very apparent around the words "Medium Salt." One spot is black and the other is brown, and shown in the photos. Please consider all of these factors before purchase.
The apron bodice is 10 1/2 inches.
The waist is 23 inches.
The length is 37 inches from the top center to the hemline.
The ties are each 30 inches
This apron best fits sizes extra small, small or medium.
Cold water wash and line dry are recommended to prevent fading and shrinking.
Carey Salt gives this historical information about the company: “In 1901, Emerson Carey installed two grainer pans at his ice and cold storage plant at Avenue C and Main Street in Hutchinson. He obtained a charter for his new corporation, the Carey Salt company, for the ‘manufacture of ice and salt.’ His was the last salt company to be established in Hutchinson, 26 years after salt was discovered in Kansas. It was also one of the most enduring. The rock salt mine, the last of the Carey Salt Company, was finally sold and become the Hutchinson Salt Company in 1991, 90 years after its formation.”
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