Curtain Stretcher

Collection Type

  • Household accessories

Date

1940

GUSN

GUSN-189537

Description

Two matching parts made up of two long pieces of wood that are connected at one end with black metal hinge type piece that allows the piece that rest together like scissors to be stretched into a long continuous line. Marked with black stamped numbers an inch apart, going to twelve, then starting over. Numbers repeat three times with eleven extra inches. Small sharp metal hooks are located below the numbers on a ledge ending on the third twelve.

Details

Descriptive Terms

stretchers (conveyances)
metal
wood (plant material)
sawing
molding (forming)
Stretcher, Curtain

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Maintenance T&E

Dimensions

47 7/8 x 3 1/2 x 1 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Rita Feil

Accession Number

2005.15.4

Places

Massachusetts (United States)
Illinois (United States)
Roslindale (Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [neighborhood]
Chicago (Cook county, Illinois)