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    Posted 11 years ago

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    Any ideas on what this box was used for? It's little prongs to hold items are numbered from 1-20. I am happy to hear your feedback! Thanks.

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    1. ashboh, 11 years ago
      I think this is a sewing implement box like what would have been in a drawer of an old singer sewing machine cabinet.
    2. Savoychina1 Savoychina1, 11 years ago
      You got it, kid !
    3. Fedora Antiques & Collectibles, 11 years ago
      100% positive it is a sewing machine accessories/attatchments box.
    4. Savoychina1 Savoychina1, 11 years ago

      Ditto. Have a look.
    5. Savoychina1 Savoychina1, 11 years ago
      testing, 2, 3, 4...
    6. Savoychina1 Savoychina1, 11 years ago
    7. Savoychina1 Savoychina1, 11 years ago
      WORTHPOINT has it listed as an antique 1889 Singer folding box with parts but the system wont let me cut and paste. google it and you will see...
    8. Queensie, 11 years ago
      Wow! Thank you so much for the information!
    9. Nancy Salisbury, 11 years ago
      It is also called a puzzle box , for sewing machine attachments . I have three of them with all the attachments . Around here the box with all the attachments sells for around $25.00 - $30.00
    10. Charles Lamoureux, 10 years ago
      Hello again, Queensie...of course, I thought I would be the first! assist you with the "mystery" of this item; however, it appears you've had ample suitors responding...yet I'll add just a 'tidbit' anyway! As an addendum to Nancy's comment about value: Without the attachments you most likely would command the same price. They show up alot on eBay. One recently sold for 46 bucks! And, I have no doubt their attraction to buyers is due, moreso, to there unique hinge mechanism (like that of your Masonic pendant) and aged-varnish oak rather than the contents! The enclosures are worthless save to the die-hard users of treadle sewing machines (though I should bite my tongue at this juncture in my comments)...There are many people out here in rural Pennsylvania (where I currently reside) who don't use much of today's technology. In fact, there are people in the county north of where I live who are still employing the use of wringer-type washing machines from the 1930-40's. Go figure! Anyway, I've dragged around with me for the past 40+ years two of these little boxes. One of which I gutted, re-lined with fabric, and use for my foreign coin doodads...See ya, Charles.

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