A rare 19th century George Baxter Needle Box set featuring his “Copper Your Honour” picture on the front of the presentation box that comes in the form of a book. Printed on the lower right-hand corner “Published Aug. 10th 1853 by George Baxter Proprietor & Patentee London”. Inside are ten needle boxes each featuring a different scene that tell a story. The needle boxes, measuring 1 7/8” x 1 1/8”, contain four packs of sewing needles ranging in different sizes, the boxes are printed on the front “Baxter’s Patient Oil Printing 11 Northampton Square”. Only eleven different scenes for needle set books were produced making the last one in 1859.
There is wear along the edges of the outside box but considering it’s 160 years old and cardboard it’s in extremely good shape.
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