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Object ID # 1959.046.009
Object Name Shuttle
Title Netting Needle
Lexicon category 4: T&E For Materials
Made Unknown
Place of Origin Unknown
Description Netting needle (has an eye at each end). It is a shuttle-like metal item.
Provenance Originally belonged to Helen Kennedy (neƩ Inglis) of Inglis Falls, Derby Township who married Thomas Kennedy of Owen Sound. Her parents were Mr. and Mrs. Peter Inglis. Helen Kennedy died in 1924 at the age of 77.

Later owned by A. Amy Kennedy who resided in Owen Sound at 240 8th St. West, circa 1959. She had lived for 19 years at the house at Inglis Falls that later on was occupied by Victor Inglis.
Collection Textiles, Needlework & Accessories Collection
Material Metal
Found Owen Sound, Grey County
Function Some Victorian women using netting needles to make their own meshes for bags, hairnets, and so on. It is a hand implement, used to manipulate thick thread into a mesh.