This section is from the "A Complete Dictionary of Dry Goods" book, by George S. Cole. Also available from Amazon: A complete dictionary of dry goods and history of silk, cotton, linen, wool and other fibrous substances,: Including a full explanation of the modern processes ... together with various useful tables.
The design on the opposite page represents a bell and cupola formed of white linen handkerchiefs. It makes a very effective show window, and is well adapted for the display of a large variety of goods. The bell is made of heavy pasteboard; the frame of light boards and heavy pasteboard, covered with kerchiefs, buttons and notions.