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Description
Blue metal tin with a paper label adhered to the top, reading 'D.F. Taylor & Co London, Solid Headed Pins, Mixed Pins'. Inside the lid is a printed note 'To the consumers of ..High-Grade Tobaccos'. The tin contains numerous pins, two needles with thread attached, four safety pins, one piece of red chalk, one red 'Sew & Sew' envelope containing four needles attached to fabric stapled inside the envelope, four needles loosely held within a black piece of folded paper with 'Brabants' written on it and four needles contained within a white envelope with '"Astoria"' written on the front. Found inside Sister Catherine Ovens wicker sewing basket.
Media/materials description
Metal tin containing metal pins and needles, one pice of chalk, paper and cardboard enevlopes containing needles.
Measurements
.1 - Metal tin = Length (mm) = 81mm
.1 - Metal tin = Width (mm) = 55mm
.1 - Metal tin = Depth (mm) = 20mm
.5 - Chalk = Length (mm) = 48mm
.5 - Chalk = Width (mm) = 30mm
.6 - Red 'Sew & Sew' enevlope containing four needles = Length (mm) = 70mm
.6 - Red 'Sew & Sew' enevlope containing four needles = Width (mm) = 45mm
.7 - Black paper containing four needles = Length (mm) = 125mm
.7 - Black paper containing four needles = Width (mm) = 95mm
.8 - White envelope containing four needles = Length (mm) = 145mm
.8 - White envelope containing four needles = Width (mm) = 31mm
Collection
Accession number
NPM993.18.93.5
Credit line
Tin, needles and pins. Nelson Provincial Museum, Ovens Collection: NPM993.18.93.5

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