Wood, metal, leather
overall a: 1/4 x 2 3/4 x 1 in. ( 0.6 x 7 x 2.5 cm ) overall b: 3/4 x 3 1/2 x 1 in. ( 1.9 x 8.9 x 2.5 cm ) overall
stamped: on metal spike of INV.6580d awl: "TITUS"
Set of four textile implements: (a) wooden comb used for attending unprocessed textile fibers; (b) wooden fid used for openwork, with a leather strap around the middle to adhere the fid to the finger; (c, d) are wooden awls with metal spikes for puncturing.
These textile implements were originally owned by the Orton family of Pekin, Niagara County, New York. They were discovered by the donor when she was settling the estate of the late Jesse F. Orton of Jackson Heights.
Gift of Mrs. R. W. G. Vail
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.