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Object ID 004171

Object Name De Long Handy Kit

Object Desc De Long Hook & Eye Company "Handy Kit" with paper packaging. Kit contains: hooks & eyes, snaps, klix, toilet pins, and safey pins.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY004157a-f

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Sewing


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 10,1991


Location Room 5

Object Date

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords sewing,hooks,eyes,De Long,safety pins,Klix,hair pins,buttons,snaps,

Title De Long Handy Kit

Description Folded paper "handy kit" by De Long Hook & Eye company. Labeling on front of kit reads "De Long / Handy Kit" with a red circle with "See that Hump?" printed inside. Front label also has a list of what the kit includes. Kit includes small samples of hooks and eyes, hair pins, snaps, klix, toilet pins, and safety pins. (Hair pins are missing). Paper package has staples on folds. When package is unfolded it is around 13.5 inches long, the paper is folded up from the bottom and down from the top to create small pockets for the items. The top flap reads "De Long Notions of Quality" along with a list of items the list includes. The bottom flap has small descriptions for each of the items included.


Approx Collection Date

Height 3.5

Length 0

Width 4

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

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Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker De Long Hook & Eye Company

Maker Details De Long Hook & Eye Company of Philadelphia, USA and St. Mary's Canada. Founded some time in mid to late nineteenth century.

Maker Mark De Long


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Image Caption CMY4157a-f



Date APR 27,2016

Summary Good Condition

Assessor Nicole Burdick

Notes Paper is worn and somewhat discolored but not torn. All sample items included in the kit are present except for the hair pins.