Collection of Auckland Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, 1995x2.90
military sewing kit or housewife [hussif], WW1
sewing kit of brown suede with three reels of cotton, buttons, thread and needles
This is a holder for needles, pins, safety pins, buttons and thread - used as a swing kit by men in the field to alter or mend their own clothing. They were rolled up and tied with the tapes for easy transport and storage.
28 July 1914 – 11 November 1918
(open: 120mm x 415mm (h x w)
closed: 65mm (diam))
17 June 2004
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