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Other Name
SACK NEEDLES
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CARDBOARD, STEEL
Catalogue Number
P20030016003
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SACK NEEDLES
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1970
Materials
CARDBOARD, STEEL
No. Pieces
6
Height
1.4
Length
16.2
Width
4.5
Description
1. BOX. ABOVE DIMENSIONS. 2 PIECE. BROWN CARDBOARD. ONE PIECE HAS BOTTOM AND SIDES THAT ARE REINFORCED WITH PAPER TAPE, AND FITS INSIDE OUTER PIECE. OUTER PIECE HAS BOTH ENDS OPEN. ON TOP IS A YELLOW LABEL THAT READS "ART NO. C 5009 SPRING EYED SACK NEEDLES WITH CUTTING EYES & POINTS . . . JOHN JAMES & SONS, REDDITCH. MADE IN ENGLAND.". THERE IS ALSO A YELLOW PRICE TAG ON TOP THAT READS "CONSUMERS HARDWARE". EDGES OF OUTER PIECE ARE WORN. 2. NEEDLE. 0.6(H) X 16.0(L) X 0.7(W). LARGE STEEL NEEDLE. ONE END HAS A LARGE EYE THAT IS BROKEN IN ONE SPOT, AND HAS BEEN REINFORCED WITH SOLDER (BRASS COLOURED). OTHER END OF NEEDLE IS FLATTED, CURVES SLIGHTLY DOWNWARD AND COMES TO A SHARP POINT. 3. NEEDLE. 0.3(H) X 12.5(L) X 0.5(W). NEEDLE IS ROUND EXCEPT FOR A SPOT NEAR ONE END THAT IS FLATTENED. EMBOSSED ON ONE SIDE OF FLATTENED AREA IS "12 BOYE 12"; ON OPPOSITE SIDE IS "MADE IN U.S.A.". ONE END OF NEEDLE TAPERS TO A POINT. 4. NEEDLE. 0.2(H) X 11.7(L) X 0.4(W). NEEDLE IS ROUND EXCEPT FOR AN AREA NEAR ONE END THAT IS FLATTENED. EMBOSSED ON ONE SIDE OF FLATTENED AREA IS "MILWARD"; ON OPPOSITE SIDE IS "13 MADE IN ENGLAND 13". ONE END OF NEEDLE TAPERS TO A DULL POINT. 5. NEEDLE. 0.4(H) X 12.8(L) X 0.6(W). LARGE STEEL NEEDLE. ONE END HAS A LARGE EYE THAT IS BROKEN IN ONE PLACE. OPPOSITE END OF NEEDLE IS FLATTENED AND COMES TO A SHARP POINT. IMPRESSED INTO SIDE OF NEEDLE IS "BARR BROS.".
Subjects
TEXTILEWORKING T&E
Historical Association
AGRICULTURE
History
USED TO HAND SEW UP THE TOPS OF POTATO SACKS. ARTIFACTS CAME FROM FARM OWNED AND OPERATED BY DONOR AND HER HUSBAND, JAKE. JAKE DOGTEROM'S FATHER, JACOB, CAME TO LETHBRIDGE FROM HOLLAND IN 1912. IT WAS JACOB'S AMBITION TO BECOME A FARMER AND HE GAINED EXPERIENCE WORKING AT THE EXPERIMENTAL STATION AS WELL AS OTHER FARMS IN THE AREA. IN 1918 HE BOUGHT HIS FIRST QUARTER SECTION OF LAND, THE SE 1/4-25-8-21. JACOB MET HIS WIFE EMILY WHILE THEY WERE BOTH WORKING AT THE EXPERIMENTAL FARM AND THEY MARRIED IN 1929. TOGETHER THEY FARMED THE ORIGINAL QUARTER OF LAND UNTIL 1929, WHEN THEY PURCHASED A SECOND QUARTER SECTION ADJOINING THE FIRST. THEY GREW VARIOUS CROPS INCLUDING POTATOES, CORN, ONIONS AND WHEAT. JACOB AND EMILY CONTINUED TO LIVE ON THE FARM AFTER RETIRING. JACOB PASSED AWAY IN 1975, AT THE AGE OF 80, AND EMILY IN 1986 AT THE AGE OF 86. JACOB AND EMILY HAD 7 CHILDREN, ONE OF WHOM IS DONOR'S HUSBAND JAKE. JAKE GREW UP ON THE FARM AND AFTER ATTENDING WHITE SCHOOL FOR ONE YEAR HE TOOK UP FARMING WITH HIS FATHER. THEIR MAIN CROP WAS POTATOES, WITH CATTLE, HAY AND GRAIN. JAKE MARRIED IRMA ELLIS (DONOR) OF LETHBRIDGE IN 1950 AND TOGETHER THEY HAD 4 CHILDREN. IN 1967 JAKE'S YOUNGEST BROTHER RAYMOND AND HIMSELF FORMED A PARTNERSHIP, AND THEY CONTINUED TO FARM TOGETHER UNTIL 1994 WHEN JAKE SOLD HIS QUARTER OF THE LAND. JAKE AND IRMA MOVED OFF THE FARM INTO LETHBRIDGE IN 1988 BUT STILL RETAINED QUARTER SECTION AND CONTINUED TO WORK IT UNTIL 1994. JAKE'S BROTHER HAS RECENTLY SOLD THE FARM OUT OF THE DOGTEROM FAMILY, HENCE THE DONATION OF ARTIFACTS FROM THE FARM.
Catalogue Number
P20030016003
Acquisition Date
2003-07
Collection
Museum
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