Not my brother…*
I say I’m on a buying of all things, especially old things, hiatus… perhaps even a lifetime ban.
But I couldn’t resist a gourd.
I could plant some gourds, I could probably get one free from a neighbor, but I actually paid $4.00 for this one.
Because it was used as a darning egg!
And came with a basket filled with other useful things.
Needles are always handy and I love that they used to be promotional items (not to mention I love the graphic design and re-use of other little packages)…
And things that were once made in Europe but are now made in China…
(the notions, not the dust wads.)
And evidence that the original owner was perhaps a Nervous Nellie as well as a photographer…
And another mysterious notion – what is it?
It’s got “Waldes Perfex” stamped on it as a registered trademark. I couldn’t find the trademark, but several patents on “Perfex” exist for textile, cleaning, and photography products. I find anecdotal evidence of others finding these with old knitting supplies, so perhaps they’re stitch markers? They seem a bit pokey and impractical though… I can’t think of an application for them with photography unless these were poked through the sprockets in film for some reason or another…?
Anyone know what they are?
I’ve never seen the movie, but I just might have to check it out…