Here is a rare find for the collector of vintage sewing items It is a 'Lady's Work Box' patented in the US in 1892 by Thomas Harper of Redditch England It is about 7.75" long, 3" tall and 3.75" wide
Here is the patent information: Lady's Work Box.— Thomas Harper,
Redditch, England. This is a portable sewing cabi- net composed of a series of folding panels inclosing a central chamber or box-like compartment, and being in the form when closed of a satchel or reticule. It may be made of leather, plush, silk, o rsimilar suitable material, to form a neat and ornamental work box of great convenience for ladies m doing fancy and do- mestic needle work.
Publication number US469138 A
Publication type Grant
Publication date Feb 16, 1892
Filing date Oct 7, 1891
Inventors Thomas Harper
*** The box is leather covered and does show age to the leather and sides It is missing the bottom part of the clasp, the box part has become unglued(easy to reglue) and there is tape on one end of the box part. Please see the pictures for detail
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