A black hard sided, square briefcase with silver accents. Hinged top lid that swings up and towards the back. Two (2) rectangular silver latches, on silver lock risers, with a vertical hasp (fastened to the lid, but connects to the lock riser on the body of the briefcase). Hasps are closest to the center (mirror each other), and the slide element (circular protruding buttons that you slide inward toward the middle of the briefcase to pop open the hasps) are closest to the edge. Text etched into a circle on the underside of the silver hasps reads [MADE IN USA]. Each lock is approx. 3 x 3" in size (including latches).On the reverse, there are two (2) silver floral-like silver hinges, connecting the lid to the body of the case. The hinges appear almost like a mirrored image of a leaf, with three points on both the top and bottom, and are about 1 3/4 x 1 3/8" in size, each. On the bottom of the case, there are four (4) silver studs acting as feet to keep the case from sliding or moving, one in each corner of the rectangular bottom. Each study is approx. 1/2" in diameter. There is a moveable handle on the top center of the lid. The handle is a plastic post handle in style, creating a kind of half semi-circle (but more squared off) connected at both ends to metal elements creating movement for the handle and connecting it the case lid. The elements connecting the handle to the lid are silver, but the handle itself is black plastic, and is approx. 6 1/4 x 3/4 x 2 1/2" tall (when standing straight up). The interior of the case is lined with a floral patterned wall-paper style paper, all black, and slightly glossy. There is a black metal element on the interior center of the lid (the interior connection for the handle). There is a metal container/bin fastened to the PR interior of the case, at the top, that is approx. 6 1/4 x 2 1/2 x 2 3/8" in size. It is fastened onto the side of the case with two silver screws. There is a smaller and shallower bin inside the main bin (possibly for keeping track of smaller things - like needles and pins), with a zig-zag right edge. Behind the metal bin are two metal pieces coming out from the PR side of the case, forming a circle together (almost like tongs). Along the very bottom PR of the interior of the case, there is a wooden block, painted black, a little over 3" in width and 1/2" in height fastened along the bottom.
A black Featherweight Portable 221 Singer sewing machine used by Yvonne DeVigne. The machine body is made of stainless steel, painted black with gold art deco style accents. There are also several unpainted sections of metal, including an elaborately stamped face plate with geometric art deco design. The base of the machine has a hinged section that can be lowered for use and raised for storage. The arm of the machine is attached to the base at its far PL edge. The motor of the machine sits just behind the arm, with a plastic belt running between it and the hand wheel. The motor casing is stamped with a black, red, and silver Singer logo and a plate with the motor's specifications on it. The plug port is on the base of the machine, just below the arm on the PL side. In front of the arm on the base of the machine is the machine's light switch toggle and the bobbin-winding thread guide. There is a gold colored stamped Singer Manufacturing plate just above the base on the arm of the machine. Above this is a vertically oriented silver stitch length regulator lever. The arm extends over the base, with a light, stamped [SINGER] in gold above the work area. The feed lever is threaded with yellow thread and there is a small piece of blue fabric with yellow stitching resting between the base of the machine and the presser foot.
A wooden mallet used to shape and work hats owned by Yvonne DeVigne. The head of the mallet is cylindrical and covered in paper or rawhide. The handle of the mallet is carved wood. The handle narrows to a peg at the end that is inserted through the mallet head. Overall the mallet is well worn from use.