Thursday, March 26, 2015

Vintage Sewing Kit

What a great find! This is vintage sewing kit that has engravings on surface. Gold color is a bit faded but still there and it has a tassel that looks worn. This sewing kit is small enough to put into purse or hang on chatelaine. Inside there is a thread holder for three different threads and it's  also a needle-case at the same time. I've search the internet for references and many similar kits were made in Austria or Germany between 1900-1940's, some were claimed to be Victorian. Older ones had wooden thread holders, newer ones from plastic. The kit should also contain a thimble. I was wondering if I should look for a brass thimble to complete the set?

Old sewing kit with brass engraved bullet-shaped box and a tassel

These sewing kits should contain thread and needle holder and a thimble

This sewing kit is really small, measuring under 5cm long.

Üks huvitav leid! Selle vintage õmbluskomplekti karbike on messingust ja graveeritud. Kullavärv on pisut kulunud ja tekstiilist tutike aja jooksul rabedaks muutunud. Karbike on piisavalt väike, et mahtuda ka väiksesse käekotti või riputada chatelaine'i külge. Sees on niidihoidja kolmele, mis on samaaegselt ka nõelakarp. Vaatasin neid komplekte netist ja samasugused komplektid tehti väidetavalt Austrias või Saksamaal aastatel 1900-1940ndatel, mõnikord nimetati lausa viktooria ajastust. Vanemad on puust niidihoidjaga uuemad plastikust. Komplektist on puudu sõrmkübar. Võibolla peaks otsima siia juurde ühe messingust sõrmkübara, et komplekt oleks täielik?

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