Sewing Needles

Object Number: 
2002.1.2445
Date: 
1890-1930
Medium: 
Paper, metal
Dimensions: 
9 1/2 x 13 x 1/8 in.
Description: 
An orange display card mounted with fifteen envelopes containing different size needles. Ten needle packets are 2 x 1 1/2 in. and black with a white label printed gold or silver with a red border and a black portrait of a crowned woman in the center surrounded by green leaves and red flowers. The six gold envelopes are marked "Queen Marie/ Gold Ey'd/ Sharps", each with a different gauge size including two 1/5 and 3/9; 4/8, 5/10. The four silver envelopes are marked "Queen Marie/ Silver Ey'd/ Sharps", each with a different gauge size including 2, 3, 4 and 5. Two 2 x 1 1/4 in. envelopes are printed with a different portraits and one reads "Queen Royal Gold Ey'd Sharps 1/5" and the other "Queen Victoria Silver Ey'd Sharps 1/5". Three 2 1/4 x 2 envelopes are included. One reads "Queen Marie Gold Ey'd Sharps 5/10", one reads "Queen Victoria Gold Ey'd Sharps 4/8", and one reads "Queen Victoria Silver Ey'd Sharps 1/5". The display card is printed in black with Queen Marie and the words "Queen Marie Sewing Needles/ Finest Quality/ Assorted Sizes". Has a folding cardboard easel back for standing card up for display.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group