Tatting Shuttle, 'Boye' Improved; The Boye Needle Co.; 1930-1940; WY.2004.55.1

Name/Title

Tatting Shuttle, 'Boye' Improved

About this object

This is one of several tatting shuttles which belonged to May Hall of Edendale. The 'Boye" Improved model, first patented in the 1920s incorporated a removable bobbin case. This meant that it could be pre-loaded with additional thread and was less likely to form knots.

Maker

The Boye Needle Co.

Maker Role

Manufacturer

Date Made

1930-1940

Period

1930s

Place Made

North and Central America, United States, Chicago

Medium and Materials

Inorganic, processed material, metal, alloy, steel

Inscription and Marks

Inscribed on face: ' "BOYE" IMPROVED'
'MADE IN U.S.A.'
'THE BOYE NEEDLE CO. CHICAGO'

On reverse: 'MORE THREAD-LESS KNOTS'

Measurements

h 75 mm x w 20 mm x d 10 mm

Subject and Association Keywords

Textiles (not clothes)

Subject and Association Keywords

Art and Design

Object Type

equipment

Object number

WY.2004.55.1

Copyright Licence  

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