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Crochet Hook with Case

Crochet Hook with Case

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Description (Brief)
A metal crochet hook with an ivory grain celluloid handle. The No. 10 hook is contained in a felt-lined celluloid case.
Description
This crochet hook has a celluloid case. The “MEF / 10 / Pat. Aug. 17, 1915 DIADEM” inscription refers to Mary E. Fitch, a 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 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
overall; in case: 1/2 in x 4 1/2 in x 7/8 in; 1.27 cm x 11.43 cm x 2.2225 cm
ID Number
2006.0098.1754
accession number
2006.0098
catalog number
2006.0098.1754
subject
Sewing and Knitting
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Celluloid
Textiles
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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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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