Sail Needles

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Description

A pair of sail needles (actual needles being shown are 1982.86.18.1 and 1982.86.18.2).  Both have a 3-sided point, and are stamped "Jas. Smith & Sons 14-1/2/England".   Owned by James E. Taylor (7/5/1901 - 12/1/1964), cabin boy aboard CHARLES W. MORGAN ca. 1918-19.