Box of sewing machine needles

Collection Type

  • Tools and equipment

Date

1870-1890

GUSN

GUSN-296675

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

Descriptive Terms

sewing boxes
sewing tools and equipment
cardboard
paper (fiber product)
steel (alloy)
Needle, Sewing

Inscription

“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)

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Textileworking T&E

Dimensions

1 1/4 x 2 1/2 x 2 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Elizabeth R. Vaughan

Accession Number

1949.1199

Places

Redditch (Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom)