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Bobbins in container

Object Number: 
INV.7924a-e
Date: 
1840-1880
Medium: 
Wood, wool
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 1/8 x 2 in. ( 7.9 x 5.1 cm )
Marks: 
handwritten: inside base, in pencil: "2 25"
Description: 
Hollow wooden darning egg with threaded lid; inside is a wooden double bobbin, wound with silk and cotton thread. Inserted throught the center of the bobbin is a wooden two part cylindrical needle case, now missing its base.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group