The DAR Museum always shares something fun and interesting. This time, for National Sewing month, they posted this amazing little item.
The museum writes,
This brass fish-shaped sewing case dates from 1865-1875 and contains a thimble, small scissors, a bodkin, a needle case, and a stiletto. The bodkin is used for drawing cords or tapes though narrow casings or for lacing up garments. The stiletto, or awl, is a multi-use tool common for centuries in sewing kits and can be used to make holes, pick out stitches, and many other tasks. At 4” long this case could easily fit in a pocket or a larger sewing box.
(photos: DAR Museum)