The brilliant red and blue print of the Wayne Feeds sack is familiar to collectors of vintage farm, grain and advertising sacks, and a great choice for this apron.
The first thing you notice about the design is either a starburst pattern in red around the edges, or a horse and rider in blue on the front upper center. At the top are the words Reg U.S. Pat. Off. 100 LBS Net. Above the horse to the right is a smaller ribbon-shaped design with the letters "I.Q." and the words "Ingredient Quality." Around this area are the words "Tested for Quality" and "Allied Mills Research Division."
Below the horse are the words:
26% Mash Supplement
Guaranteed by Allied Mills, Inc.
Peoria, Ft. Wayne, Portsmouth,
Omaha, Buffalo Memphis,
Cozad, E. St. Louis, Taylorville
26% Mash Supplement
The apron is trimmed in red. To adjust the length, simply place a knot in the neck ties where desired.
The sack is in very good condition for its' age, but keep in mind it is vintage and has some issues. Overall, it is fairly clean, but there is one larger spot on the side plus smaller, lighter stains. There are some smaller spots on the bottom center section, plus other spots here and there. It looks like this bag was wet at one time. Please consider all of these factors before purchase.
The apron bodice is 12 1/2 inches.
The waist is 37 1/2 inches.
The length is 37 inches from the top center to the hemline.
The ties are each 30 inches
This apron best fits sizes large or extra large.
Cold water wash and line dry are recommended to prevent fading and shrinking.
As indicated on the sack, Wayne Feeds is part of Allied Mills, organized in 1895 by Marsden Company of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Marsden later became American Milling Company. The eventual company name, Wayne Farms, stems from D.W. McMillen’s 1916 purchase of a small elevator in Fort Wayne, Indiana, U.S., which began manufacturing a feed called Wayne. In 1929, Allied Mills acquired the business, which had been operated by D.W. McMillen and the American Milling Company. In 1965, Continental Grain Co. acquired 51% of the common capital stock of Allied Mills. The decision was made to spin off the poultry division and focus on the manufacturing and sale of fresh poultry under the Wayne Farms name.
* 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.
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.