15 Beautiful Objects We Don’t Use Anymore
Some of these beauties were left behind by improved technology or changing fashions. All are exquisite samples of the culture they existed in.
Tiffany antique sewing egg sterling silver
Victorian Sterling Silver Sewing Egg by Tiffany & Co c1880. A hand chased sterling silver egg shaped thimble, needle and spool holder. The egg unscrews and the spool holder pulls off a central support which also serves a needle container. Alt pics on source.
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VICTORIAN 1850 cut steel sewing chatelaine with 7 implements - $1,098.00 - Morning Glory Jewelry & Antiques
VICTORIAN 1850 cut steel sewing chatelaine with 7 implements, 16-1/2" total length. The implements include a key, scissors with case, tiny corkscrew, aide memoire, sewing awl and round pin holder. This is in as nearly perfect condition as I have ever seen for it's kind and age, Victorian circa 1850. For years, ladies wore necessary and useful implements clasped to the waist of their dresses because clothing was not made with pockets for carrying such items. They were usually worn suspended…
Notes From a Thimble Psycho
elbowknuckle grease Dailypress.com They have found this copper-alloy Nuremberg thimble at the Jamestown dig. Of course it was corroded with that green stuff that builds up on copper. A lot builds up in 400 years. But they removed that with some acid and little. . . well. . . not grease. . . ?"It's definitely the best thimble we've found at Jamestown." YAY! Check out the cool video (partly thimble-related) at .