Flowermakers tool

image 1994-174

Object

Flowermakers tool

Title

Flowermakers tool

Production date

1800s

Material

Wood
Metal

Dimensions

Height (Whole): 158mm
Width (Whole): 26mm

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 tapers into a coiled hook.

Associated place

Shoreditch
hoxton

Object number

1994.174

On display?

Yes

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