Red Rose is the brand name from Eshelman feeds that was printed on the vintage feed sack used for this apron.
The bags notes it contained pelleted duck grower and breeder feed, with an outline of a duck below. The full company name, John W. Eshelman and Sons, also appears with a list of the company's sites. Vintage flour sack fabric in a blue and white geometric design is used for the apron sides. The apron is trimmed in blue. To adjust the length, simply place a knot in the single neck tie where desired.
The bag used to make the apron has general marks and spots as are typical of a bag its' age. However, there also is a water stain. The vintage fabric used for the sides has a small hole. Please consider all of these factors before purchase.
The apron bodice is 12 inches.
The waist is 28 inches.
The length is 35 inches from the top center to the hemline.
The ties are each 30 inches
This apron best fits sizes medium, large or extra large.
Cold water wash and line dry are recommended to prevent fading and shrinking.
The history of Eshelman feeds can be traced back to 1842 when John Eshelman started selling grist mil products in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, as stated on the family’s website. The company also made their own feed bags. The Red Rose name was added in 1921. Additional mills were added and the company began selling overseas. Cotton bags were made until the 1960s. The company sold in 1974.
* Please keep in mind this apron was created from an authentic vintage cloth sack. Photos show the design and print darker than in actuality. While the apron is described as accurately as possible, due to the vintage quality there may be age marks not noted specifically. Also, finding some or many seeds or feed pieces caught in the fabric is quite common. The bags have been washed at least once and many seed/feed pieces have already been removed, but some may remain.
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