Grooming, bone glove stretcher ; unknown maker; 1901?; RX.2000.4

Name/Title

Grooming, bone glove stretcher

About this object

During Edwardian times gloves were very popular and were considered the finishing touch to any outfit for both men and women.

Gloves were made in a variety of fabrics but 'kid' was very common. Kid is very fine leather, which fits over the hands like a second skin if the gloves are well made. Glove stretchers were used to open up the fingers of gloves before they were put on. The stretchers are two strips of wood or bone with rounded ends. They are hinged in the middle so that when the stretcher has been put into the glove-finger it can be opened up, stretching the finger out.

Maker

unknown maker

Maker Role

Maker

Date Made

1901?

Period

1900s

Place Made

unknown

Medium and Materials

organic, animal, bone
processed material, metal

Inscription and Marks

none

Measurements

l 190mm x w 46mm x d 10mm
wt 41g

Object Type

equipment

Object number

RX.2000.4

Copyright Licence  

All rights reserved

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