From the Collection

Sock Day

A set of two wooden sock stretchers that each have five holes spread evenly across them with a smaller hole at the top that is strung with string that holds the pair together, photographed flat on a plain white background

As the temperature drops, our need for warm feet is ever increasing.  Nowadays, washing our synthetic thermal socks in a modern cold-water machine is the norm for keeping our feet warm.  But a century ago, our forebears contended with the hand washing of their warm woolen winter socks, which could shrink dramatically while drying.  These wooden sock stretchers (997.10.2a,b) were the solution, with holes to speed the drying process.  Slip on a warm pair and celebrate December 4th, Sock Day with us!

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