- This is a reed hook with a turned wooden handle and a ferrous metal blade with a brass plated ferrous metal cap on the top end of the wooden handle.
- Girls built America. Girls’ work gave other women leisure time, they made industries more profitable, their cheap labor sparked a consumer revolution, and their activism reshaped labor laws. Through their labor and activism, they made workplaces safer for everyone.
- Not all girls had a childhood because they had to work.
- Young girls often worked as spinners or bobbin girls. Spinners ran machines that twisted fiber into yarn. Bobbin girls replaced full bobbins of yarn with empty ones. Often they used tools such as these to perform such tasks.
- Currently on loan
- Object Name
- reed hook
- Physical Description
- wood (overall material)
- metal (overall material)
- ID Number
- catalog number
- accession number
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- Work and Industry: Production and Manufacturing
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
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