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kit, sewing

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  • Other titles
    • hussif sewing kit as issued to 1NZEF Infantry, WW1 (descriptive name)
    • housewife (alternative)
  • Description
    military sewing kit or housewife [hussif], 1NZEF, WW1
    sewing kit of brown suede with three reels of cotton, buttons, thread and needles
    comprises
    .1 holder
    .2-.4 cotton reels
    .5 seven metal buttons
    .6 three plastic buttons
    .7 wad of thread and needles
  • Place
    not known
  • Other Number
    1995x2.90
  • Collection area
  • Item count
    1
  • Display location
    36806
  • Record richness
WW1 hussif sewing kit, 1995x2.90
WW1 hussif sewing kit, 1995x2.90

Artefact

  • Credit
    Collection of Auckland Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, 1995x2.90
  • Notes
    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.
  • Event
    1914-1918
    WW1
    28 July 1914 – 11 November 1918
  • Subject category
  • Production
    not known (maker)
    not known
    [1914-1918]
    World War 1, 1914-18, Wars
  • Consists of
  • Dimensions
    (open: 120mm x 415mm (h x w) closed: 65mm (diam))
  • Classification
  • Record created
    17 June 2004

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