Own a piece of history with this apron made from a Bemis Seamless feed bag.
The bag used for this apron simply had the company logo with the words Bemis Extra Heavy Seamless in a circle shape around the letter A. Underneath the logo is the number 93. However, one might also look at it and see it says 83!
This Bemis apron fabric has general staining as is typical of a vintage bag its' age. There also are some dark brown spots on the bodice area, and a very large stain on one side. (It is not as dark as it looks in the photos, but is quite large.) Two original repairs remain as shown in photos five and six. Another hole is starting, but it is small. There is a general over-all brown tone on the fabric. Heavy cotton webbing is used for the neck loop and the waist ties. Please let me know if you need additional photos.
The apron chest is 15 inches across.
The apron waist is 34 inches.
The length is 39 inches from the top center to the hemline.
The ties are each 52 inches.
Please use measurements to determine sizing.
The Bemis Historical Society offers this information about the company:
"The community of Bemis, Tennesee, and the Jackson Fiber Company which was later to be called "Bemis Cotton Mill", were born of the efforts of Judson Moss Bemis and the company he had founded in 1858, now known as Bemis Bro. Bag Company. Realizing that his company's bag factories must have a dependable supply of high-quality cotton bag goods, Mr. Bemis decided to build a cotton mill near the cotton fields, source of the raw material; near a good railroad center assuring excellent transportation service; and among people who would make dependable and efficient employees. The site that became Bemis offered all three of these fundamental requisites. Built on the original 300-acre site donated by the forward-thinking citizens of Jackson and Madison County through county appropriation, the first mill of 21,000 spindle capacity was erected in 1900, actual production starting the year following."
* 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.