WW2 Original Australian Sewing kit

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Australian Army Sewing Kit issued to the Australian troops during WW2, also known as the ‘Housewife’.  Kit includes: assorted needles, bakelite thimble, spare metal (quad hole) buttons and spare cotton/wool thread.  The pouch was made from Australian leather although this was a problem due to the leather getting damp due to moisture and heat.  The buttons and needles also corroded due to this.  Later on they manufactured a Khaki cotton pouch instead of leather.  Stamped ‘Parker's Products Pty Ltd’ 1942.  The leather kits are very fragile, please handle with care.  Leather and Khaki kits available.

AUD$25 each

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