Sailmaker's seaming palm, ca. 1901

Courtesy of Gambell and Hunter Sailmakers, an individual partner

Sailmaker's seaming palm, ca. 1901

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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.

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About This Item

  • 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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