lid (containers)

Sliding front panel for a wooden sewing machine case. The panel has split, and is held together with a metal plate on the inside. The inside has been painted in yellow. There is a metal loop on one end for the catch on the case to fasten into.

Used by Miss. Kirton to support her six children following the death of her husband.

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