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Brown molded horn links with metal hook on each end; with box. Labeled on box: "Mme. Demorest's Benoiton Dress Loopers. Patented May 29th, 1866. The loopers are drawn on a crease of the dress, at any distance apart or height desirable: when possible attach them to the seams. Every Lady is...

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Mme. Demorest's Benoiton Dress Loopers. Patented May 29th, 1866. The loopers are drawn on a crease of the dress, at any distance apart or height desirable: when possible attach them to the seams. Every Lady is delighted with their beauty, utility and convenience. (Text on box)

Provenance

Inherited from her sister, Evelyn Jane Colemen, by Elizabeth Ann Coleman; Gift to the MFA, June 26, 2002

Credit Line

Gift of Elizabeth Ann Coleman

American, late 1860s

Object Place

United States

Dimensions

Overall: 8.6 x 1.3 cm (3 3/8 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2002.216.1-7

Medium or Technique

Pressed horn and metal

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment