13 AUGUST 1859, Page 11


A time comes to all of us when we can neither thread a needle nor mend a pen. In a small way ingenuity has never been more success- fully applied than in this little tool for threading a needle. It is made with two blades as it were, which hold the needle with its eye opposite a little funnel-shaped opening into which it is perfectly easy for a person with weak sight to pass the thread, and the thread inevitably passes through the eye. When threaded, the ends of the little implement are pressed by the thumb and finger like a scissors, and the needle falls out threaded. It is to be met with at most of the good cutlers and hard- ware shops.