Yellow Darn-A-Lite

Top view of a darning tool showing the yellow dome. Side view of a darning tool showing the brown shaft. Side view of a darning tool showing the brown shaft. Front view of a darning tool showing the top removed exposing the space for the batteries. Front view of a darning tool showing the bulb.
Top view of a darning tool showing the yellow dome. Side view of a darning tool showing the brown shaft. Side view of a darning tool showing the brown shaft. Front view of a darning tool showing the top removed exposing the space for the batteries. Front view of a darning tool showing the bulb.
Details
Object number
AIBDC : 006352SA
Country
Date
1940 - 1949 (circa)

Description

A dark brown and yellow illuminated sock darner from the 1940s. This mushroom shaped darning aid has a phenol formaldehyde handle, whilst the yellow urea formaldehyde top shields a battery operated bulb.
Designers & Manufacturers
Designer (Person)
Manufacturer

Inscriptions

moulded: "Darn-a-lite. Made in England" (underside of handle)
Dimensions
Height
115mm
Diameter
77mm
Colour