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Rug Hook - Metal, 1950s Object Reg. No: HT 30697

Summary:
Metal rug hook. Used by Bill Boyd and his mother in the 1950s to create rugs made of hessian and wool such as HT 24913, which features a fox terrier. They used a simple wooden frame, attaching the hessian to the top and bottom of the frame. Bill was unwell as a child, and his mother supported his interests and education.

The William Boyd Childhood Collection includes most of the childhood possessions of William (Bill) Boyd, who was born in 1947 and raised in the Victorian town of Maryborough. Kept by Lillian Boyd (Bill's mother) all her life, and preserved by Bill after her death.
Description:
Three part metal rug hook. The hook consists of a hollow metal hexahedron handle and a round brass nut that joins onto a hollow needle.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr William Boyd, 2012
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 12.5 cm (Length), 0.8 cm (Diameter)

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Tagged with: handcrafts, childhood, making history - william boyd childhood
Themes this item is part of: William Boyd Childhood Collection, Childhood & Youth Collection, Clothing & Textiles Collection, Domestic & Community Life Collection, Leisure Collection
Primary Classification: ART & CRAFT
Secondary Classification: Weaving & Rug Making
Tertiary Classification: tools
User: Mr William Boyd, Maryborough, Victoria, Australia, 1950s

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