Sewing Clamp

Collection Type

  • Tools and equipment

Date

ca. 1853

GUSN

GUSN-6564

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

Descriptive Terms

brass (alloy)
stamping (forming)
figure- and animal-derived motifs
Aves (class)
hearts (motifs)
Brass
Stamped
Bird
Heart
CLAMP, SEWING

Inscription

Stamped on front of wings ""patented Feb 15, 1853.""

Associated Building

Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.),

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

5.5 x 3.75 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Ralph May

Accession Number

1971.1349