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Sewing thingy?

 
Posts: 503 | Location: Cape Cod  | Registered: Oct 24, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Is that a spring at the hinge part? Interesting.
 
Posts: 7282 | Location: North MN & Northern AR | Registered: Oct 01, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I don't know what it is. I have several things I don't know what they are but afraid to throw them.
 
Posts: 2318 | Location: Arkansas Zone 7 | Registered: Aug 18, 2005Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I have no idea. Go post it on the Quilting/Sewing board.
 
Posts: 17371 | Location: Daingerfield, TX | Registered: Feb 07, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I'm pretty sure it is a sewing thing and that I used to know what it was, but can't think now.
 
Posts: 13080 | Registered: Jun 27, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I saw some long ago, but don't remember what it is or what it was used for.
I agree, post it on the quilting board.


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Posts: 5116 | Location: SW Ga. 8b | Registered: Apr 21, 2011Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Will do- the connector part lookslikea small circle of wood
 
Posts: 503 | Location: Cape Cod  | Registered: Oct 24, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Seems to me it is some sort of rag rug tool...but will be interesting to find out.


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Posts: 1569 | Location: omaha, ne U.S.A. | Registered: Sep 18, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I am thinking it could work really well to insert and pull "inside out" fingers right side out from some dressy gloves. Wink
 
Posts: 9678 | Location: Plains & Mountains | Registered: Jun 08, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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That looks like bone or ivory to me, With that hinge I think it's very old. Try taking it to an antique store to see if anyone knows...it could be worth something!


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Posts: 9036 | Location: California | Registered: Sep 02, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Since the quilting board identified it as a glove stretcher, I looked them up. Seems that kid gloves were in style and you were not considered properly dressed without a pair of gloves. But particularly after washing the kid, which was tight to begin with, was almost impossible to put on. So the tool above was inserted into each finger and stretched open first.

Phew.....another thing I am glad we no longer need.

P.S. : Sandlance, so what will you do with it?

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Posts: 7282 | Location: North MN & Northern AR | Registered: Oct 01, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Originally posted by metwo:
Since the quilting board identified it as a glove stretcher, I looked them up. Seems that kid gloves were in style and you were not considered properly dressed without a pair of gloves. But particularly after washing the kid, which was tight to begin with, was almost impossible to put on. So the tool above was inserted into each finger and stretched open first.

Phew.....another thing I am glad we no longer need.

P.S. : Sandlance, so what will you do with it?

Thanks for adding the answer to this thread. I never, ever would have figured it out.
 
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Great, now that I know what it is- for some reason,it makes it harder to part with!! BTW it is madeof wood and it makes sense because I did donate a LOT of gloves to the Church thrift store. P.S. You can see why I posted one time my mother thought my vacuuming was a snowplow going by. Oh well- other priorities
 
Posts: 503 | Location: Cape Cod  | Registered: Oct 24, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Those would be neat to frame in a shadow box with a pair of vintage gloves. Wink
 
Posts: 17371 | Location: Daingerfield, TX | Registered: Feb 07, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Those would be neat to frame in a shadow box with a pair of vintage gloves


That would be charming! I once saw a display of button hooks (for buttoning up shoes) like that and it was so interesting!!!


"It's bad to supress laughter. It goes back down and spreads to your hips."
 
Posts: 9036 | Location: California | Registered: Sep 02, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Well, at least it had "something" to do with gloves? Wink
 
Posts: 9678 | Location: Plains & Mountains | Registered: Jun 08, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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