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The Original Reversible Collar Company

In 1862 George K. Snow invented machinery to improve the manufacturing of paper collars. Detachable collars were at this time the height of fashion. Soon to follow was the founding of the Reversible Collar Company as a byproduct of Snow's invention. The old cardboard collars went out of style around the Civil War so Snow invented a new machine to laminate cardboard and cloth in continuous rolls a process previously done by hand. This was the birth of the "linene" collar line. The Reversible Collar Company created this industry.

Our Company is in a third generation of continuous production. It began in 1862 as the Reversible Collar Company of Cambridge Massachusetts, then, while still in Massachusetts, becoming the Gibson Lee Collar Company. The company is now located in Davenport, Iowa as Amazon Drygoods Collars and Cuffs. We own the original Reversible Collar Company's cast iron presses and continue to manufacture most of our collars on those very same presses as they did in the 1860's. Each collar is crafted one at a time to the historically original standards and 100% cotton laminated linene material. If you are in our town please stop in to see our unique piece of history punching out your collars in our work shop. The only other collar press we know still to exist is on display in the Smithsonian Institute in Washington D.C. We are sure you will find exactly what you are looking for in our selection of both formal and traditional collars. We also stock a wide selection of collar buttons and accessories to complete the look you are searching for.

We thank you for visiting our site and look forward to providing you with the only historically correct detachable collars produced in the world today.
 
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