Posted 8 months ago
This is a 1950 magazine advertisement for Chatham blankets made by the Chatham Manufacturing Company, Elkin, N. Carolina.
Chatham Manufacturing Company was one of the oldest textile mills in North Carolina. The mill was established in the late 1860s by Alexander Chatham and Thomas L. Gwyn. A second factory would be built in Winston-Salem, North Carolina in 1907. During the first part of the century the primary focus of company sales were blankets but by the 1930s the company started producing automotive upholstery. By the 1980s the company had plants located in Eden, North Carolina and Charlotte, North Carolina along with the Elkin plant.
In 2000 Chatham Manufacturing was purchased by Interface, Inc. of Atlanta, Georgia.