Needlebook

Collection Type

  • Textiles

Date

1840-1870

GUSN

GUSN-175759

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

Descriptive Terms

needle cases
leather
paper (fiber product)
beehives (apiaries)
Case, Needle

Inscription

"NEEDLES" (Gilt foil)
"ROYAL / IMPROV'D / SILVER EYD / CAST STEEL / SHARPS / [?]" (printed)

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Textileworking T&E

Dimensions

1 3/4 x 1 x 5/8 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Eleanor Fayerweather

Accession Number

1993.737