hand-painted nameplate: Wm. CROWLEY & SON/ BEST ENGLISH NEEDLES/C. H. CROWLEY SOLE AGENT
C. H. CROWLEY 339 BROADWAY NEW YORK; AND 215 SO. MARKET STREET CHICAGO
CROWLEY’S EASY THREADED UNBREAKABLE NEEDLES
hand-painted images, one a lion, the other a lighthouse. Panels display various forms of large and small needles incl. upholsterers, mattress, netting, sail, yarn, and bodkins. The lower panel explains the process of manufacturing a needle, 52" by 34" incl. original oak frame.
Water damage to lower center panel which explains manufacturing process. Needle packets missing here and there.