An early 20th century cased set of 6 Venetian glass buttons - circa 1905-1920. Buttons have brass loop to rear, and separate rings. Toffee-coloured glass, with a central strip of metallic gold. Buttons measure 12mm diameter (1/2 inch). Excellent condition.
Keen Kutter Simmons Sewing Needlework Scissors Germany. Vintage handwork scissors with ornate decorative impressed designs on both sides of handles. One side is marked: Simmons Hardware Co. Germany. The opposite side is marked: Keen Kutter inside Logo. They appear to be steel, are attracted to magnet. Color looks pewter or nickel. The Blades are slightly bent, but they still cut nicely. They show a little usage wear. Measure approx 4.5 inches long. Very pretty little Collectilbe Sewing or Crafting Scissors.
Darning Mushroom English Antique Painted Pale Pink
This is a fun antique English darning mushroom or darner made of painted wood. The turned wood handle has 2 incised rings and the handle has white paint while the top has the remnants of pale pink paint. The darmer was made in England 1900-1920 and measures 4.5 inches long by 2.5 in diameter. I would call the condition good ++ because of the paint loss. But it has a lot of character and is very collectible. Neat!
Florenza Nodding Turtle With Wagging Tail Pin Cushion
Cute Florenza pin cushion turtle with a nodding head and wagging tail. The turtle is an gold tone. Crystal rhinestone eyes. The pin cushion part is light blue velveteen. Measures 3 1/4 inches long, 2 inches wide. Marked underneath with the Florenza mark, and it's as cute as can be!
Florenza Nodding Turtle With Wagging Tail Pin Cushion
Cute Florenza pin cushion turtle with a nodding head and wagging tail. The turtle is an off white with gold tone highlights. Red rhinestone eyes. The pin cushion part is red velvet, but some of the oomph is out of it. Measures 3 1/4 inches long, 2 inches wide. Marked underneath with the Florenza mark, and it's as cute as can be!
Vintage Montgomery Ward Rotary Buttonhole Attachment in original box. Comes with plate and 4 guides. No instructions. Appears to be functional. I will be happy to combine shipping and handling for multiple item orders.
A serpentine shaped sterling silver pin cushion, on which the lid lifts to reveal a silk-lined trinket box. English. Maker's mark: A.C. Co. Hallmarks for Birmingham 1912. Measures 11cm wide (4.3/8 inches) and 7.75cm deep (just over 3 inches). Height is approx. 5cm (2 inches). The pin cushion has been recovered. Condition of the silver is very good. The inside of the trinket box shows a little patch of wood where the fabric of the hinge is joined. Bottom of whole item is loose, but this is fairly normal and can easily be strengthened with a little glue. Trinket box/pin cushion can be lifted out of the silver surround, and is velvet on the outside. A pretty little item.
A late 19th century, or possibly early 20th century pillow lace bobbin - made in turned wood. It has a hold drilled through the end if you wanted to put weights on it (these were usually coloured glass beads strung on a loop of fine wire). Measures 88mm long (3.1/2 inches) and 6mm diameter (1/4 inch) at its widest point. Excellent condition.
A very decorative group of 5 large spindles containing coarse thread (or wool?) possibly for blanket weaving or carpet. Early industrial items. Each spindle measures 21cm long (just over 8 inches). One has Durah reg Bal... stamped on it, but I can't read the rest.
A large vintage home made pin cushion, made in red satin with a crochet outer cover - gives an effect of a small pillow. Frilled crochet around the edges. Measures approx. 14cm square (5.1/2 inches). Excellent condition.
Antique Oak Box w/sewing machine attachments, 6-3/8 inches long, 3-1/2 inches tall, 3-3/89 inches deep, 12-1/4 inches when laid open. One attachment has a patent date of 1888. The box is in good condition. The top of the box shows a patent date of 'February 19, 1889'. I don't guarantee that all the original pieces are here. What you see is what you get.
A little 19th century ivory case that would have contained a tape measure - it has a small spindle in the top which unscrews. The top of this spindle is broken. Case measures 4cm (just over 1.1/2 inches) high and 2.5cm (1 inch) diameter.
Tired of searching for that needle threader when you need it? Here's a wonderful solution for your frustration. This little case, 2 ¼ by 1 ¼, is much easier to find. It is a souvenier of Missouri finished in goldtones with a white plastic top. The decoration on the top is somewhat worn but does not detract from this piece. The case opens to hold a needle threader, pins, bobbins or perhaps even small scissors. This little case, made in China, will be a welcome addition to your sewing collection.
This is a pair of 13 ¾ inch long number 8 Bucilla knitting needles. These needles are made of an early plastic possibly celluloid. The ends are made of a black plastic. These needles are slightly curved and in excellent condition.
This is an early advertsing tape measure of considerable interest. The tape measure is made of painted metal ends with a celluloid spacer. The tape measure has a spring type retraction mechanism which was probably the subject of the 1917 and 1919 patents that are referenced on the piece. The piece is also marked P. N. Chgo. Co. The advertising is most interesting. The tape measure is marked John Clay & Company Live Stock Commission. In the western cattle industry, John Clay is a well-known name. He is called by some the deam of American stockmen. The John Clay Livestock Commission was perhaps the larget livestock commission firm in the country during the early part of the 1900's. This tape measure is in wonderful condition for a vintage piece. The tape still retracts to about the 8 inch mark. From that point on, it has to be manually rewound. The first few inches are frayed along the edges from years of use. This collectible is a wonderful addition to your vintage sewing collection or for the collector of the western history.
This is a pair of Boye knitting needles marked Fashion Master. They are the 10 length size 8 US needles in a gray plastic with cream colored ends. The size is clearly delineated on the end caps. These needles are still in their original packaging.
A Treen sewing clamp from the Victorian era, made of pale turned wood with a pin cushion top and a bracket attched to its side. The pin cushion has lost its stuffing, but otherwise this item is in very good condition. Measures about 7 inches high and 2 inches diameter. (18cm x 5cm.) Airmail Post to North America: US$7.50.