Posted 12 months ago
The Army and Navy Needle Book. There are more than 20 different versions made and exported from Germany, Czechoslovakia, Japan, and sometimes just marked 'Foreign'. These needle books were never sent to soldiers, but were marketed to the home crowd, never during a war but afterwards. They were usually produced by our former enemies. The front covers usually depicted ships most notably the Iowa, Maryland, Massachusetts but were mostly un-named. This one depicts the un-named ships and was made in Czechoslovakia (marked in the lower right corner on the back). It contained different sized packs of needles inside and the packs are marked also with the country of manufacture. These are silver -eyed Superior sharps from Czechoslovakia. This is mostly complete except for the needles in the far right have all been used.