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A steal for $42, but what was this used for?

Old 03-26-2011, 04:34 AM
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Default A steal for $42, but what was this used for?

Went to the Habitat for Humanity Re-Store and found this beauty for $50. Then there was this 20% off discount because it was furniture. Needless to say I left a nice donation check as well.

My question is about this container I found in the top drawer of the cabinet. There is a place specifically for it, so I believe it is part of the original sewing package. The top is a double layer with a hole in the bottom layer that a ball bearing fits into. The machine is a 1945 Singer 15-90.

Anybody have a clue?

She needs a little work!
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Little Mystery Jar in Drawer
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Mystery Jar
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Old 03-26-2011, 04:36 AM
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I haven't a clue, but it's a cute little jar. Maybe for used/broken needles?
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Very interesting cabinet. I've never seen one of those jars. My grandmother had a sewing box like yours, though.
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My first instinct is it is for pins, but......
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It was probably used for broke or used needles.Thats just a guess tho.
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My first thought was also for used needles. Reminds me of the doc's office where they have that special jar for "sharpies" so no one accidentally gets stuck with one.
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Beautiful machine!
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Old 03-26-2011, 04:47 AM
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it looks like an old inkwell, we used o have in our scool desks. maybe the cabinet was a combo sewing and desk? Also the recessed part on the left would be for pens or quills. It maybe an add on because the woods seem different. Just grabbing at ideas.lol
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A hidden ink well? Maybe for disappearing ink? :lol: :lol:
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Aunt Jacqui and I were thinking and typing at the same time.
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