Historical information

Needles are over 100 years old. The donor obtained them from Mrs Patricia Wrench, a granddaughter of Lord Brassey, Governor of Victoria between 1985 – 1900. The needles were manufactured by W.H. Head & Son, a Trimming Manufacture and Wholesale Haberdashers company established in London.

Physical description

A purple leather case containing 39 steel knitting needles of varying widths.

Inscriptions & markings

Above clip of case, gold lettering - W.H. Head & Son, Sloane st, London, S.W. Inside case, gold lettering - 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20