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Lace Sample Book
Allan, Janet Tait (b.1872, d.1937)
Book of lace samples. Cover is a picture of red bricks with vines climbing up, a window in the middle showing a young woman reading a letter. 7 green bricks around the window are raised. Pages are pink (although some yellowing) and sewn together. On the inside cover is written in pencil "Jessie T Chalmers, Roseneath, Weston, Oct 9th 1895"
Sewing work box. Brought out on the "Lady Nugent".
a; Tunbridge ware box. Lock with no key. Green paper on base. Lid is padded with blue cloth. Base is lined with blue paper.
b; Needle case. Blue satin outside.
c; Needle holder. Blue satin and paper lower.
d; Wooden insert with 19 compartments.
e; Part of a mauchline ware needle/pin holder.
f; Part of a mauchline ware needle/pin holder.
Cotton Reel Holder
Wooden cotton reel holder. Brought out to New Zealand by Mrs Miller.
a; Wooden frame with pincushion on the top. 4 legs.
b; Reel of cotton. "AWARD NYLON THREAD 130/3. 100 Yds. SHADE 443 BLUE.
c; Reel of cotton. "MADE IN GREAT BRITIAN COLOR 577. J&P COATS MACHINE TWIST 80 YARDS. 50."
d; Reel of cotton. "CLARK AND Co's MACHINE COTTON 40. BEST SIX CORD 183 MET. CLARK & Co's ANCHOR COTTON THREAD. MADE IN GREAT BRITIAN."
e; Cotton reel. "AWARD. NYLON THREAD. 130/3. 100 yds.
f; Cotton reel. "CLARK & Co's MACHINE COTTON. 40. BEST SIX CORD. EXTRA QUALITY. ANCHOR TRADE MARK. MADE IN GREAT BRITIAN. COLOR No. 136."
g; Reel holder. Wooden knob with metal spike which fits through the reel.
h; Reel holder. Wooden knob with metal spike which fits through the reel.
i; Reel holder. Wooden knob with metal spike which fits through the reel.
j; Reel holder. Wooden knob with metal spike which fits through the reel.