MEF Diadem

Description (Brief)
A metal crochet hook with an ivory grain celluloid handle. The No. 10 hook is contained in a felt-lined celluloid case.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
crochet hook
date made
1915-1925
Physical Description
cellulose nitrate (handle and case material)
ferrous metal (hook material)
felt (lining of case material)
Measurements
overall: 11.5 cm x 2 cm x 1.2 cm; 4 1/2 in x 13/16 in x 1/2 in
ID Number
2006.0098.1754
accession number
2006.0098
catalog number
2006.0098.1754
subject
Sewing and Knitting
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Medicine and Science: Chemistry
Celluloid
Textiles
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

Comments

"I have a crochet hock that was my grandmothers that looks just like this one. I was very pleased to see one like here, when I googled the name on the handle. Which reads: MEF Pat. Aug. 17 1915 DIADEM #8 She use it to crochet lace."

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