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Antique Carved Bone Tape Measure / Pincushion Combo * English * Circa 1830

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Seller: Top-Rated Plus Seller elegant.arts (20,653) 100%, Location: Midlothian, Virginia, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 332423135541 Antique Carved Bone Tape Measure / Pincushion Combo English * Circa 1830 This lovely antique tape measure is hand carved of bone* with pierced filigree designs and features a purple velvet pincushion at the top and a tape measure in the body. The purple silk ribbon tape is marked in inches and is complete. The knob on the side turns to rewind the tape and it works well. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks or other damage and the patina is lovely. Both the cushion and silk tape are original. It measures 2 1/4" high and about 1 1/4" in diameter. One just like this is shown on p. 86 of Nerylla Taunton's book Antique Needlework Tools and Embroideries *This item is made of bone from a domestic cow (bovine) and not from an endangered species. I stand behind everything that I offer and guarantee that it is exactly as presented. ** Full Insurance is included in the low shipping price for all of my auctions. ** I accept payment through PayPal, eBay or check. Join with others who love thimbles & needlework tools Join Thimble Collectors International Despite the name, this organization is for people who collect needlework tools And thimbles. It's the largest collectors group in the world focusing on these wonderful little pieces of history. The membership benefits are outstanding. They have a convention every two years where you'll have a chance to attend great programs and meet others sharing your interests. You will receive an excellent quarterly magazine, the "Bulletin". The member's sections of the website have dozens of research articles, hundreds of fake and repro items to beware of and a specialist auction site. There is also a chat room where you can ask questions and get expert feedback about your collection. Check them out today at thimblecollectors dot com. Condition: Excellent condition. *** Please click on "SEE FULL ITEM DESCRIPTION" box below! ***

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