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An Audio Artwork

An Audio Artwork

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20th century

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2 minutes

About

This attractive and ingenious object would act as a ‘third hand’ when sewing a hem. Before the invention of the sewing machine all sewing was done by hand which was a long and laborious task. This object helped by keeping fabric taught in its mouth while hems were sewn. The clamp would attach to a table and the birds tail pressed to open its mouth to insert the fabric. This left both hands free to sew the hem. There was even a handy pincushion incorporated.

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