Flowermakers tool

image 1994-175

Object

Flowermakers tool

Title

Flowermakers tool

Production date

1800s

Material

Wood
Metal

Dimensions

Height (Whole): 232mm
Width (Whole): 22mm

Description

These tools were used by women working from home to make artificial flowers in the late 1800s. This specialist trade was mostly based in Hoxton. The flowers were used to decorate hats. This tool consists of a wooden handle with a base and a long solid metal tip which curves and tapers into a point.

Associated place

Shoreditch

Object number

1994.175

On display?

Yes

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