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Sewing clamp

Artist/Maker:
Unknown
Place Made:
Possibly United States of America
Date Made:
1800-1850
Medium:
steel
Dimensions:
HOA 4 1/2; WOA 3 1/8
Accession Number:
2099.3
Description:
Also known as a “sewing bird”, a clamp like this one could be used to assist with holding mending or needlework.

Steel sewing bird; heart shaped thumb screw; dove-shaped ornament.

Credit Line:
Gift of Eleanor and Elizabeth Chase