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Needle work tool

Object Number: 
INV.11718
Date: 
1790-1830
Medium: 
Bone
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 3/8 x 1/2 x 1/4 in. ( 8.6 x 1.3 x 0.6 cm )
Marks: 
written: side: "M. [illegible]"
Description: 
Carved bone bodkin with a flat top carved in a bead and reel design, with a round pointed end.
Gallery Label: 
This bodkin was used in the family of William Oredo Rogers, the grandfather of the donor, Marie Rogers (Mrs. Robert W. G. Vail). The Rogers family was from Niagara County, New York.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. R. W. G. Vail
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group