This page is currently in progress.

We are still conducting research for this community’s textile history and are looking forward to updating it soon!

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We currently have limited information on this community from Davison Blue Book textile directories, general research, and Southern Tufts: The Regional Origins and National Craze for Chenille Fashion by Ashley Callahan.

Businesses listed in Davison Blue Books:

  • J.M. Muse Company — 1942 – 1978
  • Tice Yarns, Inc. — 1980 – 1985
    • Division of mill in Dalton, GA
  • Aldon Area Rugs — 1988 – 1990
    • Division of Aldon, Inc.
  • American Rug Craftsmen — 1992 – 2010
    • Division of Mohawk Industries

General Information:

  • J.M. Muse
    • Assigned half of patent for candlewick tufting machine in 1941.

Information from Callahan’s Book:

  • B.J. Bandy Company
    • The Bandy couple started Bandy and Muse in 1920 with J.M. Muse, which produced candlewick spreads in Sugar Valley.