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.
Stamped on front of wings ""patented Feb 15, 1853.""
- Associated Building
- Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.).
- Object type
- Textileworking T&E
- Descriptive terms
figure- and animal-derived motifs
- 5.5 x 3.75 (HxW) (inches)
- Accession Number
- Credit Line
- Gift of Ralph May