Beacon blankets were introduced in the early 1900's. The Indian Trade camp blankets, as they are often called, were sold at stores like Sears Roebuck & Co., Montgomery Ward, W.T. Grant, J.C. Penny, dry good stores. Beacon blankets were introduced in the early 1900's. Beacon blanket has become the generic name for many cotton blankets, because not all blankets were made by the Beacon Manufacturing Company and the term Beacon blanket is used loosely. Beacon blankets rarely have a label because they were actually made with paper labels that came off in the wash. Another company producing these camp blankets was the Esmond Mills Company of Esmond, R.I.
There may be the occasional age spot, these blankets aren't "new". One of the great features of these camp blankets is they have good texture and are not scratchy.They are easy to care for and are generally very washable, they can be washed at home or dry cleaned.