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#16312 - Original Red Corduoy Housewife sewing kit
This is a neat Civil War era "Housewife" or travel sewing kit. Generally rectangular in shape, they were of cloth or leather that could be folded and tied with cloth tape, the "housewife" contained needles, yarn, and sometimes a thimble for mending clothing. Soldiers were often sent off to service by their mothers, sisters, or sweethearts equipped with such an item, as it was general practice for enlisted men to attend to their own uniforms. This is about 4" tall and 3" wide folded. Has a few needles stuck in its material. Tie cloth cords still present. An attractive quilted dark red corduroy material.

Type:  |  Condition: Fine  |  Price: $72.00
Shipping & Handling: $9.75
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