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Sewing Clamp

1971.1349 (RS118110)

Description

Molded in form of bird in flight which is hinged so beak opens by pressing tail; wings outspread, small circular pin cushion on top of back; square C-clamp below with handle of screw having punched heart motif in center; detached circular pin cushion with red velvet cover, originally mounted on base of clamp.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
ca. 1853
Inscriptions
Stamped on front of wings ""patented Feb 15, 1853.""
Associated Building
Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.).
Material
brass (alloy)
stamping (forming)
Object type
Textileworking T&E
Descriptive terms
Aves (class)
Bird
Brass
brass (alloy)
CLAMP, SEWING
figure- and animal-derived motifs
Heart
hearts (motifs)
Stamped
stamping (forming)
Dimensions
5.5 x 3.75 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1971.1349
Credit Line
Gift of Ralph May
GUSN
6564

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