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katmom
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Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
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Posted - Jul 25 2021 :  12:56:18 PM  Show Profile
Wowzers!
These were some expensive sewing needles...
Boye needle company... These are size 11 needles in little glass tubes...
Back in the days... When Sewing wasn't a Hobby but rather a necessity... A package like this cost $1.50... yikes!
Back in the turn of the century up until the late 1940's... Wages were nothing like they are today...




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Edited by - katmom on Jul 25 2021 12:58:01 PM

katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

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Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
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Posted - Jul 25 2021 :  1:07:53 PM  Show Profile
What I don't know is if the price was per needle or for all of them in the wooden holder.
I'll have to do some research.
But it makes sense that a shop would have these wooden containers filled, and each containers would have different sized needles and noted on the top of the lid. Size 11,
size 12, etc .

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churunga
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Marie
Minneapolis MN
USA
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Posted - Jul 25 2021 :  2:11:37 PM  Show Profile
My mother had a similar Boye needle package. I remember using the needles inside it. I wonder if she still has it.

Marie
Sister #5142
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Try everything once and the fun things twice.
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quiltee
True Blue Farmgirl

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Linda
Terrell TX
USA
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Posted - Jul 25 2021 :  3:30:55 PM  Show Profile  Send quiltee a Yahoo! Message
I have a needle sales container that was at the store to hold the containers of needles and bobbins. I bought it at an antique shop and it is about 1/3 full of bobbins, shuttles and needles - many of these little cases - some empty but most have some in them. There is a dial on top where you dial in the machine you have and it tells you what needles and bobbins to use. The bobbins are the long spindle ones. I wish I had a place to display it. It does not hand on the wall - it has to sit flat.

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Terrell, TX

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JeanP
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Jean
Deary ID
USA
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Posted - Jul 25 2021 :  4:39:33 PM  Show Profile
Oh Grace and Linda -- what treasures!!!

"However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at."
. . . .Stephen Hawking
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

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Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
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Posted - Jul 25 2021 :  11:50:40 PM  Show Profile
Oh Linda,, that is Koolieo!

I have several little wooden needle holders,, that we probably 'Freebies" They have the store name and address' on them,,

Which brings to mind,,, who remembers getting free shoe horns, pocket rain caps, little sewing kits, thimbles etc from shops and Banks...

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JeanP
True Blue Farmgirl

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Jean
Deary ID
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Posted - Jul 26 2021 :  10:26:15 AM  Show Profile
. . . and juice glasses in boxes of washing powder . . . and S&H Green Stamps . . . . and secret decoder rings in boxes of cereal . . . Well, I remember Mama telling me all about them. I'm much too young to remember such things . . . LOL


"However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at."
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quiltee
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Linda
Terrell TX
USA
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Posted - Jul 26 2021 :  10:31:28 AM  Show Profile  Send quiltee a Yahoo! Message
Lol I still have some S&H stamps - somewhere. I've gotten card table w/chairs and lots of other stuff with the stamps

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Linda
Terrell, TX

Farm girl #1919
Farm Girl of the Month August 2015 and April 2017


"Women are Angels, and when someone breaks our wings, we simply continue to fly . . . on a broomstick - we're flexible, like that."
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

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Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
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Posted - Jul 26 2021 :  9:02:32 PM  Show Profile
I was the "Blue Chip" stamp queen... It cost me 54 books of Blue Chips to buy my 1st upright vacuum, a Hoover and I still have it... But now compared to the modern ones, it weighs a ton and noisy as all get out!! Lol!

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