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Covered needle case with needles

Object Number: 
1943.46a-v
Date: 
1800-1875
Medium: 
Wood, hemp, steel
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 5/8 x 1 1/4 in. ( 14.3 x 3.2 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: on five straight needles (i, n, f, r, t): "X" stamped: on six straight needles (j, g, m, o, p, s): "WI" stamped: on two straight needles (e, q): "J. WARRIN" stamped: on three S-shaped needles (h, k, u): "J NICHOLS"
Description: 
Wooden tubular sailor's needle case with needle-hitched hemp cover; case filled with eighteen hand-wrought steel harness needles and harness stitching awls in various sizes; awls are double-ended and S-shaped.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Rutherford Oakes Ainslie
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group