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Object Name: Needle case with needles and awls
Date: 1800-1875
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Medium: Wood, hemp, steel
Dimensions: Overall: 5 5/8 x 1 1/4 in. ( 14.3 x 3.2 cm )
Place made: North America, United States
Description: Wooden tubular sailor's needle case with needle-hitched hemp cover; case filled with eighteen hand-wrought steel harness needles and harness stitching awls in various sizes; awls are double-ended and S-shaped.
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Rutherford Oakes Ainslie
Object Number: 1943.46a-v
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Marks: stamped: on five straight needles (i, n, f, r, t): "X" stamped: on six straight needles (j, g, m, o, p, s): "WI" stamped: on two straight needles (e, q): "J. WARRIN" stamped: on three S-shaped needles (h, k, u): "J NICHOLS"