Skip to content

Search Collections

Darning egg

1998.4968 (RS24128)

Description

Wooden darning egg w/ thread and needle inside; egg separates at middle by screwing mechanism to reveal small compartment in center for needles and space around small compartment for thread.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1880-1920
Associated Building
Original to Castle Tucker (Wiscasset, Me.).
Material
wood (plant material)
Object type
Textileworking T&E
Descriptive terms
darning eggs
EGG, DARNING
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
2.625 (H), 1.375 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1998.4968
Credit Line
Gift of Miss Jane S. Tucker
GUSN
24053

Comments