Beautifully engraved SPECIMEN certificate from the New Jersey Worsted Spinning Company. This historic document was printed by the American Banknote Company in 1919 and has an ornate border around it. The company was located in Garfield, New Jersey and had over 1,500 employees. The production of Worsted was a massive undertaking. Worsted products became very popular with the general public beginning in the 1890's. The product was not as heavy as wool and was soft. These benefits made Worsted products extremely popular and demand grew. The manufacturing of Worsted utilized manual labor and machinery. This made these mills more efficient production wise than woolen mills of the period. In the City of Garfield, there were approximately 4,000 employed at the Garfield Worsted Mills. The laborers who came to these mills were of various heritages.