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Material
FABRIC-COTTON; PAPER-CARDBOARD;
Description
One cardboard spool with light blue cotton thread. Writing and designs on both top and bottom of spool. Damaged picture of elephant on bottom design. See inscriptions.
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Manufacturer
The Canadian Spool Cotton Co.
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
TEXTILEWORKING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
One cardboard spool with light blue cotton thread. Writing and designs on both top and bottom of spool. Damaged picture of elephant on bottom design. See inscriptions.
Material
FABRIC-COTTON; PAPER-CARDBOARD;
Inscriptions
Top: The Canadian / Spool Cotton Co Succrs // Mile End / Color 4 // Brilliant Bottom: Clark's Brilliant Crochet / 75 Yards
Number Of Parts
1
Accession No.
1990.163.1
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
METAL / ALLOY - UNKNOWN
PAPER-CARDBOARD;
Description
A set of sewing eyes and hooks attached to a white and green piece of paper. They are labelled as Alexandra No.3 invisible eyes and hooks. Written on both sides of the paper are the words "Warranted not to rust". There are 20 sets of hooks and eyes and some are coming loose.
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Manufacturer
Alexandra
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
TEXTILEWORKING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
A set of sewing eyes and hooks attached to a white and green piece of paper. They are labelled as Alexandra No.3 invisible eyes and hooks. Written on both sides of the paper are the words "Warranted not to rust". There are 20 sets of hooks and eyes and some are coming loose.
Material
METAL / ALLOY - UNKNOWN
PAPER-CARDBOARD;
Inscriptions
Alexandra Invisible Eyes and Hooks
Width
12
Length
6.5
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Number Of Parts
1
Accession No.
2016.5.1
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
METAL/ALLOY-BRASS;
Description
Thimble, gold dotted/intented top portion with verticle strip design wrapping around the base.
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Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
TEXTILEWORKING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
Thimble, gold dotted/intented top portion with verticle strip design wrapping around the base.
Material
METAL/ALLOY-BRASS;
Number Of Parts
1
Accession No.
2004.3.19
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
FABRIC-COTTON; PLASTIC;
Description
a): One packet of Orange Nainsook Doublefold Bias Binding. Off Centre Fold. 1/4" width - 6 yds. 5.5 metric. b): One packet of gold colored seam binding. c): One packet of green bias tape. All in their original packaging.
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Manufacturer
Multiple
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
MERCHANDISING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
TEXTILEWORKING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Place Of Manufacture
Multiple
Description
a): One packet of Orange Nainsook Doublefold Bias Binding. Off Centre Fold. 1/4" width - 6 yds. 5.5 metric. b): One packet of gold colored seam binding. c): One packet of green bias tape. All in their original packaging.
Material
FABRIC-COTTON; PLASTIC;
Number Of Parts
3
Accession No.
1986.5.2 a-c
Photograph or Negative No.
None
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Description
A metal contraption attached to a wooden handle. Looks similar to a gun one might see in early Star Wars films. At the 'barrel' end of the contraption is a sharp point. If a tab is pulled forward in the middle of the item, this end is extended by a flat pointed end that is slid underneath the sharp…
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Artist or Maker
John E. Garrett
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
TEXTILEWORKING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Place Of Manufacture
Canada: Nova Scotia
Start Date
1926
Description
A metal contraption attached to a wooden handle. Looks similar to a gun one might see in early Star Wars films. At the 'barrel' end of the contraption is a sharp point. If a tab is pulled forward in the middle of the item, this end is extended by a flat pointed end that is slid underneath the sharp pointed end. On the handle end, the item is polished wood.
Narrative
Invented and patented in 1926, this Bluenose Rug Hooking Machine has a lot of information found on the website: http://www.historymuseum.ca/cmc/exhibitions/cpm/catalog/cat2102e.shtml#1224156. An excerpt appears below: "Commercial activities of the Garrett business included the sale of wool yarn, hooks, binding, frames, and other materials, as well as several versions of a rug-hooking machine. Garrett began experimenting with various models and refinements of the machine, one called "Garrett's Rug Hooker" (advertised in 1920) and another named "Little Wonder." Finally, in 1926, he patented the Bluenose Rug Hooking Machine in Canada, the United States, and Great Britain. It was popular immediately, with about 12 000 selling in the first year. The machine was meant to be used with yarn, but could be used with finely cut rags."
Inscriptions
PAT Grt Brit Mar 30 1926
Height
9
Length
20
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Number Of Parts
1
Accession No.
1990.180.1
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
GLASS; PLASTIC;
Description
Blue glass bottle with a plastic red screw-on cap. Label is off-white with red and black text. The front reads: "Mrs. Stewart's / Whiter Washing Easier Too! / Ten Fl. Oz. / Liquid Bluing / Manufactured by Luther Ford & Company, Winnipeg, Man." and features an illustration of a woman in an oval fram…
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Title
Mrs. Stewart's Liquid Bluing
Manufacturer Notes
Luther Ford & Company
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
TEXTILEWORKING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Place Of Manufacture
Canada: Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Description
Blue glass bottle with a plastic red screw-on cap. Label is off-white with red and black text. The front reads: "Mrs. Stewart's / Whiter Washing Easier Too! / Ten Fl. Oz. / Liquid Bluing / Manufactured by Luther Ford & Company, Winnipeg, Man." and features an illustration of a woman in an oval frame. The side label includes further information and instructions for use. Embossed into the glass above the label: "This contains Mrs. Stewart's Bluing". The bottle contains a small amount of the original blue substance.
History Of Use
White fabric turns yellow or gray with age and repeated washings. Bluing counteracts these ugly shades by adding a blue-whiteness to make them snow-white. (Information from the label)
Material
GLASS; PLASTIC;
Accession No.
2012.34.1
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Description
Brass thimble with numerous holes punched into it (but not through it) for texture.
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Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
TEXTILEWORKING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
Brass thimble with numerous holes punched into it (but not through it) for texture.
Accession No.
1989.39.6
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Description
Light pink silks encased in paper package. Paper packaging covered in information about the package. For full details see artifact, too much for efficient inscription notes.
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Manufacturer
Corticelli Silk Co., Ltd.
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
TEXTILEWORKING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Place Of Manufacture
Canada: Toronto, Ontario
Description
Light pink silks encased in paper package. Paper packaging covered in information about the package. For full details see artifact, too much for efficient inscription notes.
Inscriptions
Color No. 2067
Number Of Parts
1
Accession No.
2001.11.8
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Description
Yellow card with three inch measurement along top edge, and three inch (numbered 4 to 6) measurement along bottom edge. Card has six vertical square shaped holes, each numbered (1/4, 3/8, 1/2, 5/8, 3/4, 7/8). "Button Hole Gauge" is printed in black block letters above the holes. There is a small di…
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Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
TEXTILEWORKING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
Yellow card with three inch measurement along top edge, and three inch (numbered 4 to 6) measurement along bottom edge. Card has six vertical square shaped holes, each numbered (1/4, 3/8, 1/2, 5/8, 3/4, 7/8). "Button Hole Gauge" is printed in black block letters above the holes. There is a small diagram titled "Makes Button Holes"
Accession No.
1990.160.2
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
METAL / ALLOY - UNKNOWN
Description
A silver buttonhook with a decorative handle of embossed flowers and leaves. The handle is grooved till about 7cm down where it becomes smooth and continues to the hooked end.
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Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
TEXTILEWORKING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
A silver buttonhook with a decorative handle of embossed flowers and leaves. The handle is grooved till about 7cm down where it becomes smooth and continues to the hooked end.
Material
METAL / ALLOY - UNKNOWN
Inscriptions
Sterling
Length
15
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Number Of Parts
1
Accession No.
1987.57.38
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
CARDBOARD; UNKNOWN
Description
A card with 30 different sized buttons with markings for 20, 22, 24, 30 lines.Buttons are an off white colour.
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Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
TEXTILEWORKING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
A card with 30 different sized buttons with markings for 20, 22, 24, 30 lines.Buttons are an off white colour.
Material
CARDBOARD; UNKNOWN
Accession No.
1989.39.7
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
PLASTIC;
Description
A small plastic bottle of white buttons. The bottle is a clear plastic with a white plastic top. The 51 buttons are an assortment of designs, averaging 1/1cm in diameter. All the buttons appear to be plastic
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Original Owner
T.M. Johnson
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
TEXTILEWORKING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
A small plastic bottle of white buttons. The bottle is a clear plastic with a white plastic top. The 51 buttons are an assortment of designs, averaging 1/1cm in diameter. All the buttons appear to be plastic
Material
PLASTIC;
Height
Bottle - 5.5cm
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1981.57.13
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Description
Silver thimble with no top.
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Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
TEXTILEWORKING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
Silver thimble with no top.
Height
1.75
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Number Of Parts
1
Accession No.
1982.19.1
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
FABRIC-COTTON;
Description
One spool of white cotton crocheting string. Never used and still has paper label. Label has ,'Clark's, Anchor, Cronita, 200 yds.
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
TEXTILEWORKING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
One spool of white cotton crocheting string. Never used and still has paper label. Label has ,'Clark's, Anchor, Cronita, 200 yds.
History Of Use
This item was found in storage without a catalogue number or donor name. It has been assigned a 1997 accession No.
Material
FABRIC-COTTON;
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1997.0040.0001
Photograph or Negative No.
None
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Material
FABRIC-COTTON;
Description
Beige colored crocheted trim.
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Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
TEXTILEWORKING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
Beige colored crocheted trim.
Material
FABRIC-COTTON;
Width
6
Length
142
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Number Of Parts
1
Accession No.
1993.11.15
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
FABRIC-COTTON;
Description
Beige colored crocheted trim with primarily a wave design.
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Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
TEXTILEWORKING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
Beige colored crocheted trim with primarily a wave design.
Material
FABRIC-COTTON;
Width
9
Length
81
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Dimension Notes
approximate measurements
Accession No.
1993.11.16
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
FABRIC-COTTON;
Description
Beige crocheted trim. Held together in a roll by several white tied strings.
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Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
TEXTILEWORKING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
Beige crocheted trim. Held together in a roll by several white tied strings.
Material
FABRIC-COTTON;
Height
5.5
Diameter
8.5
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Number Of Parts
1
Accession No.
1990.134.1
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
ANIMAL-BONE/ANTLER
METAL/ALLOY-UNKNOWN;
Description
A very fine crochet hook with a bone handle. Posslibly used to crochet lace.
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Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
TEXTILEWORKING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
A very fine crochet hook with a bone handle. Posslibly used to crochet lace.
Narrative
Number on shaft of hook is so tiny it is hard to read
Material
ANIMAL-BONE/ANTLER
METAL/ALLOY-UNKNOWN;
Length
11.5cm
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Dimension Notes
Length of handle 7.5cm; hook 4cm long
Accession No.
1992.24.1
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Description
A crochet hook consisting of a circular wood handle with a small bar of steel protruding from one end. The bar of steel is hooked and pointed. The wood handle is rounded at both ends.
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Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
TEXTILEWORKING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
A crochet hook consisting of a circular wood handle with a small bar of steel protruding from one end. The bar of steel is hooked and pointed. The wood handle is rounded at both ends.
Length
10.4
Diameter
1.6
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Number Of Parts
1
Accession No.
1990.213.6
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
METAL / ALLOY - UNKNOWN
Description
A crochet hook consisting of a long piece of wire bent into a ring and extending to where it is connected with a tiny bent nail. On this nail are the two hooks with bent and pointed ends. A flat piece of metal has been folded into a case that the hooks slide into.
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Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
TEXTILEWORKING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
A crochet hook consisting of a long piece of wire bent into a ring and extending to where it is connected with a tiny bent nail. On this nail are the two hooks with bent and pointed ends. A flat piece of metal has been folded into a case that the hooks slide into.
Material
METAL / ALLOY - UNKNOWN
Length
9.5
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Number Of Parts
2
Accession No.
1990.213.7 a-b
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images

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