Case, Needle


Display Status:

This object is on display in the Hangar Overlook at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA.

Case, Needle

Inventory Number


Physical Description

Enameled brass needle case with lid. Cylindrical with rounded ends. Red with four ballooning scenes, two on the base and two smaller scenes on the lid. Each scene is different, but they all show people on the ground looking at balloons in the sky. There are white embellishments around each scene and on the red background.

Credit Line

Gift of the Norfolk Charitable Trust


Case, Needle


Overall: (Dia. x L) 3 × 10.8cm (1 3/16 × 4 1/4 in.)

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum



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