Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Vintage Thingy Thursday: Army Sewing Kit (?)

Happy Vintage Thingy Thursday, hosted by ColoradoLady!



This is a leather sewing kit picked up in an antique store and labeled by the seller as an army sewing/repair kit. The item itself is not labeled, but given the color of the thread included, I would agree. The first photo shows the closed kit, and second, when opened.


On the inside the label says "Belding-Corticelli genuine leather". Belding Corticelli was (is?) a thread maker, and spools of this thread and advertising cards are sold on ebay.

The little aqua box contains button and a plastic thimble, but no safety pins.

The thread is old: I used some to hem my husband's pants (same olive color) and the thread quickly broke. Which war is is from? Sigh. It seems as if there is always a war, doesn't it?

viridian

20 comments:

Postcardy said...

That's a cute little sewing kit.

Marina said...

Great find!

LV said...

That is indeed an interesting sewing kit. I am sure it was put to good use many times in the past.

Maureen said...

Cool find!

P. said...

That is a great little piece of sewing history!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Oh wow, I love your little sewing box. Corticelli was a wonderful line of thread. I used to use it all the time. I've not seen it in years.

Jocelyn
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CC said...

I love the little sewing kit..what a wonderful find,and like you,I wonder what war it was from. Happy VTT,have a lovely weekend.

Debbie said...

Fun sewing box, I wouldn't think thread would get too old to use!

Amanda said...

What a neat find! I've never seen an Army sewing kit before, and I was an Army wife!

Kathie said...

what a great find, I have never seen this before.
what a great piece of history for you to own.
Kathie

Charlotte said...

Great find! Looks like this was from WWII.

Ulla said...

Great sewing kit, looks like it was not used much. Yes, thread can get old and break easily.

Coloradolady said...

What a great sewing kit, it does really look like it could be military gear...but who would need a sewing kit in the line of fire?? (haha)...that is what I thought of however....what a great thing to find. Love it!!! Have a great VTT!

Vonlipi said...

That is a lovely find!

Thanks for sharing :)

quiltfool said...

Love that sewing kit. That's exactly the kind of kit I was looking for when I made mine. Maybe I should keep looking. Maybe I'll find something similar. This was an air force town, after all. Lane

Stephanie said...

Very interesting, makes me wonder where that kit has been all these years. Peace, Stephanie

SueWis said...

This is a very interesting find. Thanks for sharing!

The Happy Homemaker said...

What a great find...it would be great if all our little finds came with a history, but wondering is fun, too:)

Elizabeth said...

That's definitely an army sewing kit; my dad has the same one!

SueLovesCherries said...

Now, that I like! It definitely has character!

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