I don't think Jacobs is around anymore, but apparently they made wool blankets in Oregon City "where the wool is grown." This is from a lantern slide shown before features at the Rialto Theater.
Category: [Downtown Hood River]
Jacobs must have been one of Pendleton Woolen Mills main competitors as the blanket offerings were quite similar and Oregon made.
dale nicol on 15th October 2021 @ 7:07am
My Great Grandfather's name was Joseph Brunner and he was a dyer/wool grader at the Oregon City Woolen Mills. He perfected a certain green dye. The joke was that he dyed all day and came home alive everyday. His son Lester Brunner also worked at the woolen mill.
Kalley on 15th October 2021 @ 7:58am
Yes, Jacobs was a Pendleton competitor. Oregon City Woolen Mills was founded by the Jacobs Brothers.
Manufacturers of Indian Trade Blankets
L.E. on 15th October 2021 @ 8:30am
another great lantern slide.....fond memories of the Paris Fair and the transactions being sent up a wire device to the central cashier upstairs and your change/receipt coming back down the same way.
Arlen L Sheldrake on 15th October 2021 @ 9:04am
I believe the “tubes” are still there in the existing store. They were still used in later years when I shopped there. I had friends that worked upstairs in the “change making” dept. & also as book keepers.
Judy on 16th October 2021 @ 8:07pm
thanks Judy.....I need to stop in and take a look....don't remember anything else like it in HR.....
Arlen L Sheldrake on 16th October 2021 @ 8:16pm