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  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Card, linen, plush, flannel, brass, steel, glass

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs N. A. Turner

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Rectangular book of pins with card covers bound on the outside with linen and on the inside with dark green plush. The edges are piped with green cord. On the front are embroidered the initials 'G.M.I.' with green silk in stem and satin stitches. Inside are three leaves of white flannel bearing approximately 136 pins of brass and steel, some with glass, imitation pearl or metal heads, and include two safety pins with one inscribed 'PRIMA LONDON'.

Place of Origin

England (made)


19th century (made)



Materials and Techniques

Card, linen, plush, flannel, brass, steel, glass

Marks and inscriptions

Embroidered on the front with green silk

Inscribed on one safety pin


Length: 6.25 in, Width: 9.375 in

Descriptive line

Rectangular book of metal pins, England, 19th century


Textiles; Needlework accessories


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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