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This brass thimble was recovered by Kansas Historical Society archeologists at the Hollenberg Pony Express Station, in Washington County, the location of a pony express station, a post office, a blacksmith shop, and a farm with barns and other out buildings. The site, also a stop on the Oregon-California trail, was purchased by the Kansas Legislature in 1941 and is in the National Register of Historic Places. Thimbles were worn to protect the finger while pushing through a needle during sewing. The thimble has the lettering "SEW INDUSTRY" around the base.

Date: 1857-1941

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Thimble from the Hollenberg Pony Express Station, 14WH316 - 1

Item Number: 448985
Call Number: 14WH316
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 448985

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