August 04, 2013

Zippers Fresh From The Can

We gather a lot of vintage sewing items at Vintage Vixen.  Everything from buttons and snaps to trim and zippers is fair game.  There's a perpetual need here for vintage notions like these, as we repair many of the vintage clothes we sell.

When our buyer Pat came across these zippers, though, we had to take a second look.  Pat's had a great nose for interesting little things for decades, and I'd never seen zippers in "cans" before.

Apparently Coats & Clark's decided little clear plastic containers were an eye-catching way to sell their zippers in the 1960s.  Not only do the vintage graphics and plastic styling tell us the age, but also the colors.  There are lots of sherbet hues and colorful brights, primarily in oranges, greens, blues and purples.

The color names are singularly vintage, too.  There are classics like hunter and lilac, along with quaint hues like ciel (pale powder blue) and parakeet (bold turquoise).

If you go to a sewing shop today, you might find equivalent colors but not identical containers like these.  Coats & Clark's must have decided these fun little jars weren't the best solution for packaging zippers after all, but they certainly are fun!


  1. Thanks for sharing an amazing information. It is more creative and informative. Fauquier Traffic Lawyer

  2. This article was amazing and explained a lot on vintage clothing wordle unlimited.

  3. First time seeing zippers in a tiny can. Thanks for sharing this with pictures. Keep posting more informative blogs. Government Contract Fraud Lawyer

  4. I really enjoyed your post. It was informative and engaging. Looking forward to more!
    bankruptcy chapter 7 attorneys near me

  5. reckless driving virginia code
    Reckless driving in Virginia, under Code § 46.2-852, involves operating a vehicle with a willful disregard for safety. Actions like excessive speed or aggressive driving can lead to legal consequences.

  6. When is Divorce Final in New York , The length of time it takes to finalize a divorce in New York varies from months to years, depending on the nature of the divorce and any contested issues.