Sewing Supplies

Object Number: 
2002.1.2433
Date: 
1880-1890
Medium: 
Wood, celluloid
Dimensions: 
2 1/8 x 4 in. diameter
Description: 
This round wood cansiter is a thread holder and dispenser with 6 prongs for holding spools. The lid has a print of the ruins of a stone house marked "Alloway Kirk" and the canister base a print of a cottage marked "Burn's Cottage". The box reads "Clark's/ O.N.T./ Spool Cotton/ George A. Clark/ Sole Agent/ Made of Wood/ Grown/ On The Banks/ Of The Doon." Six holes fitted with white celluloid grommets are evenly arranged around the base for neatly dispensing the six different colored threads that would be held inside.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group