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Broadway, A.T. Stewart Dry Goods Store
1896 photo-mechanical color reproduction of an engraving
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Cylindrical wooden sewing clamp with blue and white cushion on top; wooden screw with drop-shaped handle.
Clamps, often crowned with a pin cushion, were screwed to the side of a table and gave sewers a free hand with which to cut or pin. During the 1850s, clamps in the form of birds, referred to as "hemming birds," were particularly popular.
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