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    Posted 11 years ago

    terryVDR
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    Hi, does anyone know what this is? I found it in my mother's 50's sewing machine. It is dated April and August 1888.
    Thanks,
    Terry

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    Comments

    1. Phylos, 11 years ago
      I believe this is a carpet needle. If the end tube is open it is for the yarn to pass through it. I hope I am right!
    2. jtAdams, 11 years ago
      I think it is an older needle puch device. It would of been used in punch needle rug making.
    3. Vestaswind Vestaswind, 11 years ago
      Really happy to see this. I have one of these, and now I know!
    4. SewingToolsOfYesteryear SewingToolsOfYesteryear, 7 years ago
      Though this is a 4 year old query, the item you have posted is known as a Rug Hooker, patented by John E. Garrett, New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, Canada on December 26, 1933. U.S. Patent No. 1,941,346. Apparently this was an upgraded invention from one patented on November 2,1926. It works like a punch needle on fabric, only larger.

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