Sewing Supplies

Object Number: 
2002.1.2459
Date: 
1880-1890
Medium: 
Wood, cloth, metal
Dimensions: 
4 1/8 x 2 3/4 x 1 1/2 in.
Description: 
This plain wood thread holder has 8 prongs for holding spools separated by a central faded red cloth covered bar-shaped pincushion and a large tapering post for holding a thimble. 7 spools of thread fill the holder: green, blue and taupe spools unmarked; peach colored marked "Star Twist/ will boil"; silver marked "Rice's Sewing Silk"; dark red marked "Sew-Well"; and tomato red marked "Star Twist". The bottom of the holder is stamped in black "C. Tollner, Pat'd June 1st, 1880."
Credit Line: 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group