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Object ID 003606

Object Name Wilson Dress Hooks

Object Desc Cardboard box with cards inside that have dress hooks on them. Box top says "Wilson Dress-hooks (Instead of Hooks & Eyes or Snaps) Flat, Invisible, Rust-Proof Can't unhook Accidentially"

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY003226

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Sewing


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Fashion Exhibit

Object Date 1908

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords Wilson Dress-hook Company,dress hooks,sewing,clothing,

Title Wilson Dress Hooks

Description Cardboard box with 11 cards inside that each have 12 metal hooks on them. The box cover says "Wilson Dress-hooks" and has a picture of the hook being used. each card has dirsctions for use on the back and on the front has a picture of it being used and a list of ideas for what the hooks can be used on. On the bottom of each card reads "Wilson Dress-Hook Co Cleveland, O. U.S.A. Pat. U.S.A. Mar. 17, 1908" On the bottom of the box is a mark in pencil that looks like "l/10".


Approx Collection Date

Height 2.25

Length 5

Width 1.25

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details Dimensions are for the box

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Wilson Dress-hook Company

Maker Details Based in Cleveland, Ohio

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY3226



Date SEP 12,2015

Summary Good

Assessor Julia Kunas

Notes Box has a few rips, but all of the cards and dress hooks are in very good condition


Date SEP 12,2015

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Fashion Exhibit from Hardware Store - automatic entry by admin