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Postcard: The Belding mill women were said to have drawn many West Michigan men to town looking for a date.

The original spin city: Silk mill-turned-apartments is a reminder of Belding's glory

Postcard: The Belding mill women were said to have drawn many West Michigan men to town looking for a date.

This vintage ad was scanned from an original Ladies Home Journal from 1906. It's an ad for Belding's Silk. Among the permanent industries of the United States were the silk manufacturing plants of the Belding Brothers & Company. They had mills located in four states and Canada - Rockville, Ct, Northampton, MA, Belding, MI, Montreal, Canada, and Petaluma, CA. All these mills ranked with the very best from the point of view of modern factory construction, mechanical equipment and liberal…

Vintage Belding's Silk Ad from 1906 Poster

This vintage ad was scanned from an original Ladies Home Journal from 1906. It's an ad for Belding's Silk. Among the permanent industries of the United States were the silk manufacturing plants of the Belding Brothers & Company. They had mills located in four states and Canada - Rockville, Ct, Northampton, MA, Belding, MI, Montreal, Canada, and Petaluma, CA. All these mills ranked with the very best from the point of view of modern factory construction, mechanical equipment and liberal…

Belding Silk Mills Once Known Worldwide

Belding Silk Mills Once Known Worldwide

This silk mill was one of four mills in Belding built by the Belding Brothers. It was built in 1901 and the clock tower was added in 1903. The silk mill closed in 1932. After the mill closed it was converted into a factory that produced air-conditioners. The air-conditioning plant closed in February 1988. Due to its deteriorating condition it was condemned in 2008.

This silk mill was one of four mills in Belding built by the Belding Brothers. It was built in 1901 and the clock tower was added in 1903. The silk mill closed in 1932. After the mill closed it was converted into a factory that produced air-conditioners. The air-conditioning plant closed in February 1988. Due to its deteriorating condition it was condemned in 2008.

Unusual oak spool cabinet-6 drawers-1 door--Belding's Silk----14290

Unusual oak spool cabinet-6 drawers-1 door--Belding's Silk----14290

Fantasy Advertising Trade Card Belding Bro Silk Thread Silk Worm Bees Cherub

Fantasy Advertising Trade Card Belding Bro Silk Thread Silk Worm Bees Cherub

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