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Needle case

From the Collection of Warrnambool and District Historical Society Inc. 2 Gilles Street (south of Merri St) Warrnambool Victoria

Description
This is a cylindrical metal case with a gold-coloured marbled pattern around the case and closed metal ends. One metal end swivels around to reveal four compartments that once contained metal knitting needles. One of these needles remains. The case has printing on both metal ends and on the case body but much of this is now indecipherable.
Size
Case: L 18.5 cm. W 1.5 cm. Needle: L 17 cm. W .2 cm.
Object Registration
002416
Keywords
antiquarian household objects, history of warrnambool
Historical information
This needle case, probably dating from early in the 20th century, contained knitting needles of various sizes and those needles were probably used in sets of four to knit such items as socks. In the early to mid 20th century many items of clothing and furnishings were hand knitted with the yarn mostly favoured being wool. Today knitting is a hobby taken up by a few and clothes that were once knitted are now bought ready-made.
When Made
Early 20th century
Made By
The Crescent Manufacturing Company (Maker)
Significance
This needle case is of antiquarian interest and is retained for display purposes.
Inscriptions & Markings
The Crescent Case Best English Knitting
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Last updated
19 Feb 2019 at 11:07AM