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Sailmaker's seaming palm, ca. 1901

Contributed by an individual through Maine Historical Society

Sailmaking palms are worn on the hand and used to push the sailmaker's needle through heavy materials.
The seaming palm is used for hand-stitching panels of canvas together while making sails.

This well-worn palm, owned by Camden sailmaker Amos Perkins Lord, is missing the round metal eye that supported the end of the needle while pushing through the fabric.

Other Information


  • Title: Sailmaker's seaming palm, ca. 1901
  • Creation Date: circa 1901
  • Subject Date: circa 1901
  • Town: Camden
  • County: Knox
  • State: ME
  • Media: Leather
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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Maine Historical Society
489 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822
http://www.mainehistory.org

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