Deadwood History – Artifact of the Day

by | Oct 1, 2018 | Deadwood History Artifact of the Day | 0 comments

Object Name
Kit, Sewing

Date
1930s

Other Name
Girl Scout Sewing Kit

Description Part A:
Tin box, rectangular with upright sides. Exterior is green and interior is silver. Along back side is a groove and holes for the lid hinges to fit into.

Part B:
Lid for A. Rectangular with shallow sides. Exterior is green, interior silver. The top is flat and is printed with text in yellow. Text reads “GIRL SCOUTS / OFFICIAL SEWING KIT / NATIONAL EQUIPMENT SERVICE / 570 LEXINGTON AVENUE / NEW YORK CITY, N.Y.” Yellow border around text.

Part C:
Cylindrical wooden spool with hollow center. Green thread wound around spool. Stamped in red on top is “J. & P. COATS / 7 YDS” and on the bottom with “J & P COATS / MERCERIZED 7 YDS”.

Part D:
Cylindrical wooden spool with hollow center. Brown thread wound around spool. Stamped in red on top is “J. & P. COATS / 7 YDS” and on the bottom with “J & P COATS / MERCERIZED 7 YDS”.

Part E:
Wooden tube, cylindrical with cylindrical cap. Green paper label around sides with tan print reading “‘Boye” / ASSORTED / PINS / REG. US. PAT OFF”. Top of lid has green outline of a trifoil with “GS” in the center. Contains straight pins.

Part F:
Wooden tube, cylindrical with cylindrical cap. Green paper label around sides with tan print reading “‘Boye” / SAFETY / PINS / REG. US. PAT OFF”. Top of lid has green outline of a trifoil with “GS” in the center. Contains straight pins and safety pins.

Part G:
Wooden tube, cylindrical with cylindrical cap. Green paper label around sides with tan print reading “‘Boye” / SEWING / NEEDLES / REG. US. PAT OFF”. Top of lid has green outline of a trifoil with “GS” in the center. Contains sewing needles.

Collection
Adams Museum Collection


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