A STITCH IN TIME…..!

The mooching is still going on….just as I think I’m ploughing through it all…a whole load more appears …….!!!!

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It is so easy to get distracted. For example…

I have come across these sewing needles and a few packets of old hook & eyes. Yet, as I hold each one to have a look, I can’t help but get caught up in the….’if you could only talk, what stories could you tell!’ syndrome.

 

VLUU L200  / Samsung L2001 PACKET
CONTAINS 14 NEEDLES
WORDING..’PRINZESS VICTORIA
3/7(SIZE)
ELLIPTIC GOLD EYED SHARPS

PACKET FOLDS OVER ITSELF

ON THIS PACKET THERE IS NO COUNTRY OF ORIGIN AND OUT OF INTEREST I HAVE COME ACROSS THIS ARTICLE WHICH REFERENCES SUCH A BRAND OF NEEDLE…..

“…The following passage is from the November 18, 1899, issue of The Economist, and lends credence to this theory:

“A deputation of cravat manufacturers was received this week by the Minister of Commerce of make representations on the use of false trade-marks on importations of the articles they sell from Germany, Austria, Belgium and Italy. These goods, the deputation declared, are marked with the words ‘Made in London’ or other words imply that they are of English origin, which appears to be a recommendation with buyers … It is, however, a common practice to import German goods marked as English, and recently the attention of the British Chamber of Commerce was called to the sale, in France, of packets of needles bearing a portrait of the Queen, with the words ‘Prinzess Victoria Needles’ and the name of a fictitious manufacturer at Redditch. The spelling of the word princess betrayed the origin of the article, but would escape the attention of the buyer.”

 

 

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3x cards. ‘NEWEYS ART L100’

2 of the cards have 12 pairs of hook & eyes (safety loops).
1 card has an eye missing!

‘ Registered in England No. 383343
Made in England.
Warranted rustless

Directions:- sew round the loop as shewn above.’

It has the doublehead swan trademark.

All 3 cards have a red line through the last ‘0’ (no.00)

These are adorable and perfect for any collector.

 

 

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THE FLORA MACDONALD NEEDLE PACKET
SIZE 6
SHARPS
‘ABEL MORRALLS CELEBRATED NEEDLES
CLIVE WORKS REDDITCH
OVER A CENTURYS REPUTATION’

There are 10 needles in the packet,held in place on a piece of felt cloth.

Approx late 1800’s to early 1900’s.

 

 

Old romantic eh?!!!

 

VLUU L200  / Samsung L2002 Packets of ‘EMBASSY’ SEWING NEEDLES

1X SHARPS 7, FINEST QUALITY NICKEL PLATED NEEDLES
34 – ON BACK OF PACKET
MADE IN ENGLAND BY THE BRITISH NEEDLE COMPANY LTD REDDITCH
11 NEEDLES IN PACKET.

1X SHARPS 3-7 ,NICKEL PLATED NEEDLES,
27 – ON BACK OF PACKET.
MADE IN ENGLAND BY THE BRITISH NEEDLE COMPANY LTD REDDITCH
ON INSIDE OF CARD ‘EMBASSY NEEDLES ARE OBTAINABLE IN MANY DIFFERENT KINDS AND SIZES. THEIR LARGE EASILY THREADED EYES AND LONG TAPERED POINTS MAKE THEM A PLEASURE TO SEW WITH.’
7 NEEDLES IN PACKET

 

SO, IF ANYONE KNOWS ANYTHING ABOUT ABEL MORRALL,THE CLIVE WORKS FACTORY IN REDDITCH,THE MYSTERY GIRL AS PRINZESS VICTORIA AND WHO IS FLORA MACDONALD…..I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR ABOUT IT.

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One thought on “A STITCH IN TIME…..!

  1. Samantha Jane Cox says:

    Same thing has happened to me – I’ve been handed some materials with which we intend to make cushions but also some little gems – I’ve got a packet of Flora Macdonald Needles also size 18/22 (does that tell you anything about the age of them) and a Clark & Co Ltd Mercerised Cotton booklet, a Double century case that won’t open (and it’s new so I’m not trying too hard) so I don’t know what it is and some Coats and Clark and Co Ltd cotton reels…any help much appreciated 🙂 Flora MacDonald was something to do with Bonnie Prince Charlie btw
    Samantha.

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