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Image of Rug -

Rug -

Moderate size , Malayer area rug. Main colors are dark blue, light blue, pink, cream/white. Evaluated by University of RI students in 1988, #28 in their list. They indicate that the knots per square inch (warp x weft) is 15 x 20.

Image of Machine, Sewing - 1896 ca

Machine, Sewing - 1896 ca

Console sewing machine, dark stain color by Willcox & Gibbs. Cabinet with three small drawers on the right, with built-in-sewing machine. Wrought iron stand and pedal below. Very similar to sewing machine #1976.1.1386.1a. This is one of two identical sewing machines that were used by the servants at Blithewold to sew household linens, to repair and alter the family's clothing, and to make simple summer shifts for young Augustine. The machines were made by Willcox & Gibbs who patented their first sewing machine in 1857, and engaged the Providence firm of Brown and Sharpe to produce the machines. They were very high quality chain-stitch sewing machines that differed from the competition (

Image of Machine, Sewing - 1896 ca

Machine, Sewing - 1896 ca

Console sewing machine by Willcox & Gibbs. Walnut console/cabinet with three small drawers on the right, with built-in-sewing machine. Wrought iron stand and pedal below. Very similar to sewing machine #1976.1.1375.1a. This is one of two identical sewing machines that were used by the servants at Blithewold to sew household linens, to repair and alter the family's clothing, and to make simple summer shifts for young Augustine. The machines were made by Willcox & Gibbs who patented their first sewing machine in 1857, and engaged the Providence firm of Brown and Sharpe to produce the machines. They were very high quality chain-stitch sewing machines that differed from the competition (Si

Image of Machine, Sewing -

Machine, Sewing -

Cover for walnut sewing machine console 1976.1.1386a. All wood, with small metal knobs for secure placement on machine.

Image of Machine, Sewing -

Machine, Sewing -

One of several sewing machine accessories. Oil tin / can /pump for oiling the machinery. Still contains oil. Found in drawer of sewing machine console #1976.1.1386a.

Image of Spool -

Spool -

Cardboard card, in the shape of a sheep, with wool yarn wound around. Card has white background, with grey features, and red print. Yarn color is a pale grey / gray . Buccila brand "WONDERIZED HANDI-WOOL" for mending, embroidery, knitting argyles. 100% virgin wool.

Image of Spool -

Spool -

Cardboard card, in the shape of a sheep, with wool yarn wound around. Card has white background, with grey features, and red print. Yarn color is a pale aqua / blue - green color. Buccila brand " WONDERIZED HANDI-WOOL" for mending, embroidery, knitting argyles. 100% virgin wool.

Image of Sharpener, Needle -

Sharpener, Needle -

Red Top brand Needle Sharpener, in cylindrical container, with fabric on top. Inside is a metal stand with a post. The sharpener slides onto post. "Insures Correct Repointing" Instructions on back side, describe how to insert needle into the collet.....until held firmly....

Image of Basket, Needlework -

Basket, Needlework -

Cover of round wicker basket. Light color reed, with some green tinting.

Image of Fastener, Hook & Eye -

Fastener, Hook & Eye -

Cardboard card containing Hook and Eye fasteners. 10 silver hooks and 12 eyes. Card has blue background, red, white, black print.