Crochet Hook

Crochet Hook

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Description
This crochet hook has a celluloid handle. The "M.E.F. / 14 / Pat. Aug. 17, 1915 / DIADEM" 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).
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
crochet hook
date made
1915-1925
Physical Description
cellulose nitrate (handle material)
ferrous metal (hook material)
Measurements
overall: 10.8 cm x 1.3 cm x.3 cm; 4 1/4 in x 1/2 in x 1/8 in
overall: 4 5/16 in x 9/16 in x 3/16 in; 10.95375 cm x 1.42875 cm x.47625 cm
ID Number
2006.0098.1745
accession number
2006.0098
catalog number
2006.0098.1745
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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