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Sewing1258 of 1616This a 1908 Hem Finder. Made by Buttrfield MFG Co.Very old pin cushion
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Posted 6 years ago


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As shown 1 is 2 horse's pulling, 2nd is man swinging rope, and the 3rd is a man swing a pick. 1 3/4 " by 2 3/4 " very thin
all the same size, and made from copper. Anyone know what they were used for?

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  1. justin-sanford justin-sanford, 6 years ago
    childrens toys?
  2. filmnet filmnet, 6 years ago
    Thanks i wondered how they used them. everything we have from kids in our family came from kids in 1970s or 1910s or 1880s. My wife was from the 1970s doesn't remember these at all, so the other years then, they were saved in a box. All the women in our house over 145 years saved everything, never bought junk or antiques.
  3. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 6 years ago
    I would suggest doing a search for Redwork in Germany or German Redwork. It might also be found under other sewing related searches but in redwork a design was kind of painted red on material. Let me see about a link to guide you along.

    Have a peek at this link and it will give you a starting point.

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