Sailmaker's seaming palm, ca. 1901
Courtesy of Gambell and Hunter Sailmakers, an individual partner
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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.
- 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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