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Needlebook

Description

Rectangular red leather needlebook with cardboard case inside containing paper packets of needles. Foliate gilding on binding. Flaps cover case inside. One flap with narrow piece which inserts into loop on other flap. Printed image of beehive inside flap with loop.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1840-1870
Inscriptions
"NEEDLES" (Gilt foil)
"ROYAL / IMPROV'D / SILVER EYD / CAST STEEL / SHARPS / [?]" (printed)
Material
leather
paper (fiber product)
Object type
Textileworking T&E
Descriptive terms
beehives (apiaries)
Case, Needle
leather
needle cases
paper (fiber product)
Dimensions
1 3/4 x 1 x 5/8 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1993.737
Credit Line
Bequest of Eleanor Fayerweather
GUSN
175759

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