History of a Needle by Edgar R. S. Bartleet
The following slides are the individual pages from Mr. Bartleet's book which was written sometime in 1890's. Click on each slide to see a larger version of it
or click on the PDF link below to download the entire booklet. A special thank you goes to Raymond McLaren for provding this original document to the authors of this wesite.
History of the Neelde – PDF
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To date 227 Avery style needle cases have been discovered. Visit these pages to see photographs of each design as
well as the original design registration or patent and gain knowledge about variations within each design.
In 2013 an Avery Survey was created in order to gather as much information as possible about Avery style needle cases from
collectors and interested parties around the world. The Avery Survey is easy to complete and gives you a chance to
contribute to this important research. Be sure and stop here to see the survey results.
Learn how the author turned a hobby cross stitching antique sampler reproductions into a passion for collecting Avery
needle cases resulting in a published book, a Wikipedia article, a TCI Bulletin article and conference presentation and