Sewing Bird

Collection Type

  • Tools and equipment

Date

1853

GUSN

GUSN-53523

Description

This bird-shaped sewing clamp has a velvet pincushion mounted on its back. The post and lower table clamp are cast, with a foliate and scroll motif.

Details

Descriptive Terms

clips (fasteners)
fasteners
iron (metal)
velvet (fabric weave)
Iron
Clamp, Sewing

Inscription

"Patented/Feb 15, 1853" (impressed)

Maker

Waterman, Charles (Maker)

Object Type

Textileworking T&E

Dimensions

5.25 x 4 (HxW) (inches)

Accession Number

1943.432

Date

1853 (Patent date)

Places

Connecticut (United States)
Meriden (New Haven county, Connecticut)