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jfdiow's loves6 of 11Extremely rare quill knife with guillotine C1810/20 Rodgers, William 4th or Geo 4th, and a few others from my collectionantique sewing accessories
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    Posted 8 years ago

    Linnymsw14
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    This appears to be made in one piece of routed wood. The screw type long thing and little white balls and posts appear to be of bone or ivory. I have no idea what it is. The top appears to be a pin cushion, maybe? Any guesses would be appreciated. Thank you.

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    1. Linnymsw14, 8 years ago
      I found this in a box of old stuff in storage. No clue what it is. Any guesses?
    2. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 8 years ago
      Really love this because I have no idea what it is. Going to have to sleep on this one & hope somebody comes up with something pointing in the right direction. You didn't make this just to drive us crazy? Was there anything else in that box to help point us in some direction?
    3. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      It's a pin cushion clamp. It will fit onto the side of a table with the pin cushion up. I think this one might be for lace making.
    4. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 8 years ago
      Of course I stayed up all nite trying to figure it out. Very ornate for it's function. I like it.
    5. Linnymsw14, 8 years ago
      My guess was that it was a sewing thing that clamped on a table. Thank you for verifying this. Do you know where I could find more info on how it is used, etc? So glad someone knew what it was!
    6. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Try this site.
      http://www.patented-antiques.com/sewingbirds.htm
      And for some great pictures of 'birds' et alia thry this Pinterest page:
      http://pinterest.com/mammytyne/antique-pin-cushions-and-sewing-clamps/

      Yours really is a stunner. Is it ivory and walnut?
      Another pair of hands!
    7. Linnymsw14, 8 years ago
      I think it is ivory and walnut, but don'tt know for sure.
    8. Linnymsw14, 8 years ago
      Thanks for the link to other fancy things like mine. I am also wondering if it could be bone and walnut. It is made of one piece of wood. The clamp screw thing still easily turns and can open completely or close. Any guess how old it is?

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