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Sewing Bird

Description

This cast-iron sewing bird has a velvet pincushion mounted on its back and a second on top of the post. The post and clamp were cast with a foliate and scroll design.

Details

Maker
Waterman, Charles
Date
1853
Patent date
Inscriptions
"Patented/Feb 15, 1853" (impressed)
Material
tin (metal)
Object type
Textileworking T&E
Descriptive terms
Clamp, Sewing
clips (fasteners)
fasteners
Tin
tin (metal)
Dimensions
5 x 4 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1922.674
Credit Line
Estate of Miss Frances Greely Stevenson
GUSN
29580

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