4 1/8 x 2 3/4 x 1 1/2 in.
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."
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
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