brass collet with bone handle


These hooks were sometimes sold as boxed  sets with different sized needles.  See G. Chambers & Co. 1848.


Material: steel wire needle, brass collet that may be nickel plated giving it a silver color, bone handle

Use a magnet to test if the fitting is brass or steel. Remove the needle first. Brass is not magnetic whereas steel is. There may be a very slight attraction of the nickel plating to the magnet.


Length: handle 3″


Length: handle 3 1/2″

nickel plated brass fitting


Length: handle 3″

nickel plated steel fitting


Length: 3″ and 4″

Sold to me as new old stock from a 1930s store. Handles only, no needles.