Crochet Hook with Case

Crochet Hook with Case

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Crochet hook with a celluloid handle and 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).
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Object Name
crochet hook
date made
Physical Description
cellulose nitrate (handle and case material)
ferrous metal (hook material)
felt (lining of case material)
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
accession number
catalog number
Sewing and Knitting
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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"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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