Crochet Hook

Crochet Hook

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Crochet hook with a celluloid handle. The "M.E.F. / 11 / PAT. AUG. 17, 1915" inscription refers to Mary E. Fitch, the crochet enthusiast of Brookline, Mass., who obtained a design patent on the form.
Ref: Mary E. Fitch, “Crochet Needle,” U.S. Design Patent 47,718 (Aug. 17, 1915).
Mary E. Fitch, Filet Crochet with Instructions (Brookline, 1915).
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Object Name
crocheting hook
crochet hook
date made
after 1915
Associated Place
United States: New Jersey
Physical Description
cellulose nitrate (handle and case material)
ferrous metal (needle material)
overall: 1 cm x 11.4 cm x 1.9 cm; 3/8 in x 4 1/2 in x 3/4 in
overall; in case: 1/2 in x 4 9/16 in x 3/4 in; 1.27 cm x 11.58875 cm x 1.905 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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