While antiquing in Snohomish, WA a few weeks ago, this lovely little package of sewing needles was the only item I bought in the whole town. I was totally satisfied with this little trinket as it
is quite special. First of all it's dated 1889....just gotta love it for its age!
Then...it's RED!!! You know how I love red.
As you can see, it has a place for four different sized needle packets, and the needle holder flips
over to reveal a piece of white felt, a place to "park" a needle.
While the needle package is a treasure just the way it is, it also contains a bit
of company venom, aimed at its unscrupulous competitors. The paragraph on the bottom
left side of the package is quite something. I'm amused and have to share it with all of you.....
It says.... "Numerous dishonest manufacturers have closely copied our labels. They put up in purple envelopes like ours, and reading matter thereon, similarly arranged, worthless, rotten, brass-headed needles, and many deceived customers buying the ineffable trash,
have supposed they had"PARABOLA."
Thus the high repute of the PARABOLA Needle has oft-times suffered.
See that the label reads "R.J. Roberts' Patent Parabola"
You will thus save yourselves from imposition.
Okay, then....do tell us how you really feel!
Can you imagine seeing this on a package of needles now?
I think this is hilarious...I hope you got a smile from it, too!
Well....tomorrow morning, dear hubby and I are packing the car and taking a road trip.
Our first stop is Cleveland, to visit the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
Our son remarked, quite impressed, that we'll know every singer and band in the place...
after all, he said, you've been around since the beginning.
Sigh...thanks, Ryan. Glad you're impressed!
Then...on to New York where we'll cross the border into Canada to
see Niagara Falls. Along the way, we'll be stopping to explore, antique,
enjoy the fall colors, and perhaps fit in a few quilt shops, too!
I'll try to blog from the road, Wi-Fi permitting, and will post on Facebook too.
Enjoy your day, and thanks so much for visiting with me.....