Sewing kit

Description (Brief)
A pocket sewing kit in an oval imitation-ivory celluloid case. A tray inside the case, also made of celluloid, has pockets for the seven implements, plus a small pincushion covered in blue felt. Some of the implements are also made of celluloid. The kit is unmarked. The scissors were made in Germany, as were the sharps.
Currently not on view
Object Name
sewing kit
Physical Description
cellulose nitrate (overall material)
metal (scissors material)
overall: 2.3 cm x 16 cm x 9 cm; 7/8 in x 6 5/16 in x 3 9/16 in
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Sewing and Knitting
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Medicine and Science: Chemistry
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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