Sewing Bird

Collection Type

  • Tools and equipment

Date

1853

GUSN

GUSN-29580

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

Descriptive Terms

clips (fasteners)
fasteners
tin (metal)
Tin
Clamp, Sewing

Inscription

"Patented/Feb 15, 1853" (impressed)

Maker

Waterman, Charles

Dimensions

5 x 4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Estate of Miss Frances Greely Stevenson

Accession Number

1922.674

Date

1853 (Patent date)