Marjory C. Woodbury, Nashua Woolnap Blankets, 1919, originally uploaded by Gatochy.
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"Nashua Woolnap Blankets
of Pure Cotton
Keep You Warm
Sleep is the great tonic. It restores energy and renews strength. Fresh air and warm blankets are needed to make your sleep restful.
When pussy goes to sleep she curls herself into a fuzzy ball. The little birds tuck their heads under their wings and fluff their feathers to almost twice their normal size. That is Nature's way of covering her children with a warm blanket. Blankets of fur and feathers have no warmth in themselves, it is the tiny improsoned air cells between the fibres which hold bodily heat in and keep cold out. By fluffing their fur or feathers, which multiplies the number of these air spaces, birds and animals get increased warmth.
Nashua Woolnap blankets are woven on Nature's principles. By a special process the long, straight fibre of cotton is crinckled to give them a deep, cushiony nap. This soft nap is filled with countless air cells necessary to hold in the bodily heat and keep you warm the night long.
There is a Nashua Woolnap for every size and kind of bed - including regular plain blankets, decorative plaids, and durable tans and grays for the boys or for camping. For double beds we recommend 73 by 84 inch size; for three-quarter and twin beds we suggest 66 x 80 inches. The crib blankets are 36x 50 inches.
Nashua Woolnap Blankets are thoroughly inspected throughout every process of manufacture. Individually wrapped, they reach you in perfect condition. Moth won't touch them. They may be washed at home with perfect satisfaction. However, we recommend that you save time, labor and coal by sending them to a well-equipped, up-to-date laundry."