We are offering this rare antique textile Tabby kitten pattern that would have originally been cut and stitched to create a stuffed cat for a child or to accompany a doll.
Pattern is marked with the logo seal of Arnold Print Works, Incorporated 1876, North Adams, Mass. It also has patent dates of July 5, 1892 and October 4, 1892 on the fabric background and the base of the cat. Sewing directions are also printed on the background.
Condition: Perfect, with only slight aging of the background color. Fabric remains strong and sound. Cat colors still look to be as original, with a crisp design.
These uncut patterns, especially the kitten, are difficult to find, and this one has been in my personal collection for 36 years.
Total measurement of cat, including the cutting line dashes, is 7 inches high and 5 1/4 inches wide.