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Object NameButtonhook
DescriptionFrench Ivory handle with metal button hook part. Buttonhooks were designed to help pull buttons through stiff leather on shoes and boots, or to fasten buttons on garments. Buttonhooks were used for shoe buttons, spats and gaiters, and smaller types ("glovehooks") were used for buttons on dresses, sleeves and men's stiff collars. For more on buttonhooks:
Date Manufactured1915-1930
MaterialCellulose Nitrate
Manufacturing ProcessFabricated
Number of Objects1
Accession Number2003.629
DonorGift of National Plastics Center.
Broad SubjectPersonal Care and Toiletries
SubjectsPersonal Care
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