These are partial packets of rusty steel needles for playing 78 records on phonographs like Victrolas. These were made by the Boye Needle Co. of Chicago, New York and San Francisco, the same company that made sewing and knitting needles. There is a patent date of Nov. 15, 1927 on the front although it is rather blurred. These are stated as being EX.LOUD Perfect Points. On the back flap of the envelope it says; Contents Approximately 80 Needles- Made in U.S.A..
Packages measure about 2 3/4" by 1 3/4" and are in varying condition with minor creases and edge wear. They have all been opened. Originally, each packet contained approximately 80 needles. Each packet that I have will contain 50+ needles.
In sorting these out, I have found 2 sizes. A few needles are a little longer (3/4"). Most of the needles are shorter (5/8"). All are in an old rusty state, but could be cleaned up.
Price is for each pack. There are 5 packs available.