Antique suture thread was found sealed in their Glassine packaging in their original boxes as shown in the pictures. Each wooden spool has 100 yards of tightly twisted 4 ply cotton cord/suture thread. I have shown the tassels made with this thread standing on their own. Their is some desirable patina on the spools as shown. The tassels were soaked in hot water and the patina disappeared. Fabulous strong thread for lace, sewing, fiber arts, knitting, etc. Made by the famous Gudebrod Bros. Silk Company. Available by the spool, or if 12 are purchased by the box.