Item NA12 - 19th Century Seam Rubber.
seam rubber found in the tool chest of Wm. Davis of Hingham, Mass, this one is
carved from beech wood, and also is marked with Davis’ name stamp. Of an
unusual form, this one has a curved head that affords a lot of surface area to
press against folded and stitched sail canvas seams. The integral handle is
tapered and oval in cross section. The curved “blade” is decorated at the top
with gouged flutes that could serve as finger and thumb holds. The tool is 6
inches long, including the “blade that is 2 inches long, 1 ¾ inches wide, and 1
¾ inches deep. It is another great seam rubber for a collection.
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