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
The box measures about 7.75" long, 3" tall and 3.75" wide
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.
Please see the pictures for detail
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
Rare 1892 Antique Leather Sewing Box - A Lady's Work Box by Thomas Harper of Redditch England