|The view I miss so much. Taken at Memorial Park at the nothern end of State Rt. 83. If you have ever lived here you know exactly where it is.|
And now to some more old stuff. I recently acquired more additions to my thimble collection and I think these are very special.
larger size wooden spool (I have a lot of those) for scale.A metal thimble nestles on mossy green velvet on the left and the opposite side is lined with a red textured fabric rimmed with itsy-bitsy rick-rack. More about the green bullet shape in a moment.
Above is a closeup of the texture.
I love the little chain. So handy for lugging it around!
Here is the bullet. I don't think it is Bakelite. I did that rub test and smelled nothing. The gold trim is just pressed in and painted. No metal there.
The innards are composed of a nice shiny metal thimble which appears silver but not REAL silver.
My favorite part is the spooly thing which the thimble sits over when inside. Would it have been used to wrap some thread around? These shaped items are usually needle cases. I guess you could toss in one or two.
If you know anything about these items such as age or what that bullet case is made from please leave a comment.