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Object Name Needle, Sewing
Catalog Number 0985.03.00050
Description Nine steel sewing needles in a brown paper envelope. Three labels with the needles read as follows: (1) "Manufactured / and Warranted by / R. HEMMING / & SONS / Forge Needle Mills / REDDITCH"; (2) "R. H. HEMMING / & SONS / ROYAL / DRILL'D / SHARPS / 0 / Warranted / not to cut in the eye."; and (3) "JOHN LLOYD JONES / Originial / TELEGRAPH / Dulled EY'd/ SHARPS / 00 / Warranted."
Material metal (steel); paper
Dimensions H-5 W-5.25 inches
Made R. H. Hemming & Sons, Redditch, England, Great Britain
Provenance Needles used as currency during the war in Habersham County, Georgia.
People unidentified citizens of Habersham County, Georgia
Search Terms ersatz
Great Britain
Subjects Sewing
Needlework
Money
Currency
Shortages