Monday, 2 September 2013
A Packet of Antique Needles
...that I found in a box at an antiques market last week. The manufacturer is Josef Zimmermann
and they were extremely proud of their gold medal won at Barcelona in 1888 (when my grandparents were aged 14, 4, minus 1 and minus 8).
The little paper packet is still intact and opens out.
On the tab it shows that they were manufactured in Aachen.
Inside there is a fold of paper...
enclosing a dozen only very slightly rusty but still very sharp round shanked needles.
Just the sort of thing that, had I been looking for them, I would never have found. But there they were, so I snapped them up.