Many thanks to Florence Feathersone for donating these wonderful pictures of the past!

The Theme Hosiery Compnay was located in the Glassell Park area of Los Angeles. The address was 2911 San Fernando Road
at the Glendale border. The company made ladies silk stockings in the 1920s through the 1940s. The concrete and still building
would thunder to the sound of high knotting machines. Each machine knit 24 stockings at one time and was tended by one worker.
Men would work back to back so they could help each other when the foot was turned. Women sewed the stockings together, then
they were sent to another room where they were checked for runs or mistakes. Each stocking was placed on warm metal legs
where they were pressed and sent to be placed in boxes. The making of cheaper nylon stockings after the Second World War
put the company out of business.

My parents and gradparents worked there and I can remember visiting them when I was a little girl and the sound of those
big machines would shake the floors and make talking impossible.

Group of Workers
Front of Building
Two Men and a Machine
A machine and 2 men
Spin this yarn!

The building became a Catholic Boys High School in the 1960s.

©2004 Ray Ensing