Needlework Kit

Needlework Kit

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Description (Brief)
This set consists of five tools, all enclosed in a cream celluloid case shaped like a key. "Hamburg" is printed on the key's shaft, so this was probably a German souvenir. The tools are also made of celluloid except for one needle, which is wood. No other markings are on the set.
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Object Name
knitting set
place made
Physical Description
cellulose nitrate (overall material)
wood (knitting needle material)
overall: 18 cm x 1.8 cm x 4.8 cm; 7 1/16 in x 11/16 in x 1 7/8 in
overall; case: 1 in x 7 3/8 in x 2 3/4 in; 2.54 cm x 18.7325 cm x 6.985 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Sewing and Knitting
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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