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my granddad on his mule around 1907


« on: November 06, 2005, 10:51:32 pm »


Wondered about this the last time I poked myself with a needle

when did thimbles make an appearance, or did they just evolve for hollow bones sllipped over your finger.
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« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2005, 11:29:09 am »

They go way back before our period, 1000 AD or so.  They were a common trade item with the indians, most were brass till nickel plating became common around the time of the civil War.
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« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2005, 08:35:29 am »

And if ya want one of them purdy brass ones, jes' go to the fabric dept. at yer fav'rite Wal Mart.

That'd be the 1860s Wal Mart, of course! Wink Roll Eyes Cheesy
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