One important aspect of research is keeping track of the sources of all information that is accumulated. In this way others can review the original documents and see if they come to the same conclusions. Peer review is always welcomed and is critical to scientific research, and it should be a part of historical research as well.
With that in mind, this page has been created to share resources. If you have additional source data that you would like to share or disagree with our interpretation of the any of the data associated with Avery needle cases, please contact us so this page can be updated.
This section includes references to all of the sources used by the author of this website.
This section is for the resources that most Avery needle cases collectors might find of interest.
Clabburn, Pamela. The Evolution of Sewing Tools 2. Needle cases and Boxes. Antique Collecting Magazine, Vol. 17, No. 10, March 1983, pages 62-65.
Horowitz, Estelle and Mann, Ruth - Victorian Brass Needle Cases – 1990
Meinke, Terry - A Guide to Collecting Avery Needle Cases - Second Edition - 2020
Meinke, Terry - My Avery Needle Case Collection - 2012
Morrall, Michael T. - History and Descrption of Needle Making - 1862
Bartleet, Edgar R. S. - History of a Needle - 1890's
Old Redditch Being an Early History of the Town by William Avery - 1887
Rogers, Gay Ann - An Illustrated History of Needlework Tools - 1983
Scott, Jean - Needle Packet Holders: A Chronological Descriptions. 2006, revised 2012.
Zalkin, Estelle - Thimbles & Sewing Implements - 1988