Pillsbury Horse Feed Sack Half Apron / Grain Sack Apron / Upcycled Apron From Vintage Feed Sack Size XS-L

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Horses must have delighted in the grains contained in this feed sack from The Pillsbury Company of Minneapolis, Minnesota. The sack features a picture of a horse face and mane done in yellow and black and surrounded by an arc design. Above are these words in black print:
For Export
50 Lbs. Net

Underneath the horse, also in black print, the words state:
The Pillsbury Company
General Offices
Minneapolis, Minn., U.S.A.

There is other lettering in yellow on the sack but it is so faded only part of the words are readable in bright sunlight. These words go around the horse design and underneath the bottom lettering (picture nine). At first I thought there were stains in these areas. Perhaps you will be able to read the words better when you receive this apron. One side of the horse is the "Kapala" -- which means head or skull -- and another word that I could not make out. On the other side of the horse is the word "Brand" and yet another undetermined word. Underneath the bottom black lettering are these words:
Milled in U.S.A.
PA 34737
El Vencedor (which means the winner, or the victor)

The apron waist is gathered. The waistband and ties are made from another feed sack. The ties are extra long so they can be brought back around front if you want. There were two small holes in the sack near the horse's head that I have repaired (see last photo). A mending patch was applied to the back, then a piece of feed sack was sewn over it. Stitching on the outside covers the hole. Some fraying may still occur, but not much.

This feed sack is very authentic -- some grain seeds are still stuck to the fabric even though it has been washed twice. Most have been removed but you may still find a few to remove yourself.

This information about the Pillsbury feed division was found on the website Funding Universe:
"The agriproducts group had long been run by Fred C. Pillsbury, Charles S. Pillsbury's brother, who developed cattle feeds from mill byproducts before the turn of the century. The division grew to become responsible for the collection, milling, storage, trading, and distribution of grain and feed ingredients. Pillsbury continued to provide about 10 percent of U.S. flour into the 1980s, and the division became one of the largest U.S. purchasers of grains and dry beans." Pillsbury was acquired by Grand Metropolitan in 1989, then by General Mills in 2001.

The apron waist is 18 inches.
The length is 24 inches.
The ties are 39 inches.
This apron best fits sizes extra small to large.
Cold water wash and line dry are recommended to prevent further fading.

* Please keep in mind this apron was created from an authentic vintage cloth sack. While the apron is described as accurately as possible, there may be age marks that are not described due to the vintage quality. Also, finding some or many seeds caught in the fabric is quite common. The bags have been washed at least once and many seeds have already been removed, but a few or several may remain.

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