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Sailors would wear these specialised gloves to stitch heavy canvas used for sails and covering cargo on board ship. The gloves incorporate a thimble for forcing needles through heavy weight material. Manufactured by Shrimpton & Sons, needle manufacturers, Reddich. On display at Trinity House, Leith.
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20th Century
35 x 55 x 30mm
125 x 50 x 30mm
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