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Sewing Supplies

Object Number: 
2002.1.2438
Date: 
1880-1890
Medium: 
Paper, cloth
Dimensions: 
5/8 x 2 in. diameter
Description: 
This cardboard spool hold a woven ribbon of dark blue cotton trim. It has a beige paper label printed in black with a central symbol of a five-pointed star marked with the initials "B&M S F" encircled by the words "The Best/ Ask For It", and reads "Patented June 25 1878/ Reissued Jan. 1880/ Star Braid". The side reads "Extra Wide" and the other provides a measuring scale in inches.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group