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MINERVA LEVER quadruple pop-up NEEDLE CASE, 1869MINERVA LEVER quadruple NEEDLE CASE, an unusual 4-level pop-up sewing needle case or casket made of brass, circa 1869.
There are four buttons that make the four different levered layers of needles pop up, one at a time.
It is marked "Quadruple Minerva Lever Casket, patented, Copestake, Moore, Crampton & Co., London" and the mechanical patent number for this is stated as in one place and in another.
It is decorated with an embossed head and helmet of Minerva, goddess of war, knowledge and trade, on both front and back.
It is 1-1/4" by 2-3/4" in size and it functions stiffly but well. You can see a similar version in Taunton's book "Antique Needlework Tools" on page 165. Inside the case are some antique needles, amazingly still there.
At this web site you can see a bit more information about this case: http://www.coulthart.com/avery/needlecase-pages/quad-minerva.html It a great sewing collectable and an unusual one. View View View View
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