Sewing-Birds Viewed by a Naturalist

Description

The term "sewing-bird" has become generic, used to describe anything that clamps to a table and shows some relation to sewing. Author Manton Copeland is bewildered by the fact that sewing clamps decorated with dogs, butterflies, and cupids are all called "sewing-birds," and sets out to classify them properly.

Details

Additional Identification Number

Article ID 340

Collection Code

SC001

Collection Name

Old-Time New England

Reference Code

SC001.1950.040.140.001

Abstract

The term "sewing-bird" has become generic, used to describe anything that clamps to a table and shows some relation to sewing. Author Manton Copeland is bewildered by the fact that sewing clamps decorated with dogs, butterflies, and cupids are all called "sewing-birds," and sets out to classify them properly.

Date Notes

Volume 40, Number 140 (Spring 1950)

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Record Details

Originator

Manton Copeland (Author)

Publications Referencing This Collection

(1950). Old Time New England. Boston, Mass.: Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities.

Description Level

Item

Place of Publication

Boston, Mass.

Publisher

Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities

Publisher Series

Old Time New England