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Gloria in South IL
Posted 2009-12-09 11:52 AM (#59982)
Subject: Something old


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My friend gave me a very fragile instruction book dated 1892. The front says National Garment Cutter Instruction Book. Inside is says the set is composed of a book, a set of scales, a folding square, curved pieces or scroll, tape measure and tracing wheel. Most of these things are with the book. I would say the book has about 50 pages with instructions for using these tools for making a Ladies Plain Costume to making a boy's overcoat. The instructions are very complicated. Any thoughts on what to do with this sewing treasure? Is it of any value?
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rosemary
Posted 2009-12-09 1:44 PM (#59983 - in reply to #59982)
Subject: RE: Something old



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I'm sure it's worth quite a lot to somebody. You could contact places like museums (I can think of the Victoria & Albert in London or the fashion museum in Bath, UK) (I'm sure there are US examples). If they don't want it they may direct you to somewhere else. Ebay?
I would love something like that but not sure how much I would be prepared to pay.
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PCMomwad
Posted 2009-12-10 9:53 PM (#60010 - in reply to #59982)
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I think the fashion design colleges might be interested in this set, too.

Phyllis

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