Or are you looking for Search the Archives?

Please complete the form to email this item.

Skein of spun glass

Skein of spun glass

  • Date:

    ca. 1847 (made)

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Captain T.T. Barnard.

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    On short term loan out for exhibition


ca. 1847 (made)


Height: 40 mm, Width: 110 mm

Object history note

RF number is 1950/3083.

The skein was purchased by Edward Horation Long (of Howard's "Longs of Jamaica") in Dover in 1847 and given to his youngest sister Isabella (grandmother of the donor). Edward Long died young in 1851 and the donor's grandmother preserved the skein among her papers.

Descriptive line

1847c, English


Textiles and Fashion Collection

Large image request

Please confirm you are using these images within the following terms and conditions, by acknowledging each of the following key points:

Please let us know how you intend to use the images you will be downloading.