“Ladies, do you own one of these?”
I found this vintage pin box, amongst rolls of thin thread and patterns for delicate crotchet doyleys, in a needlework suitcase left to me by my aunt who passed away recently. The inscription on the inside of the lid speaks of a different time and place.
‘Containing a Quarter of a Pound of Best Pins. (Made in England)
Is an indispensable companion to Ladies at home, abroad, in the boudoir, touring, visiting or the hotel. Being made of the finest brass wire and carefully silvered, these pins may be used without risk in the finest materials.’
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