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Box of sewing machine needles

Description

Box covered with mirror, silver and gold embossing, and tartan papers; contains four small envelopes of sewing machine needles sizes six, seven, eight, and five to ten.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1870-1890
Inscriptions
“JOHN JAMES & SONS/ NONPAREIL/ NEEDLE WRAPPER/ PATENTED 1868/ IN ENGLAND FRANCE & AMERICA/ TRY/ JOHN JAMES & SONS/ CELEBRATED/ SEWING MACHINE/ NEEDLES/ VICTORIA WORKS/ REDDITCH/ FURNISHED/ WITH THE/ CELEBRATED EGGEYD SHARPS/ No. 5/ 10”
(Printed on needle envelopes)
Material
cardboard
paper (fiber product)
steel (alloy)
Object type
Textileworking T&E
Places
Redditch (Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom)
Descriptive terms
cardboard
Needle, Sewing
paper (fiber product)
sewing boxes
sewing tools and equipment
steel (alloy)
Dimensions
1 1/4 x 2 1/2 x 2 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1949.1199
Credit Line
Bequest of Elizabeth R. Vaughan\n
GUSN
296675

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