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North Highlands Community Museum

Awl, Stitching

Accession number: 2013.4.166
Category: Leather
Date: before 1979
Materials: Metal.
Measurements: 12.25 cm L x 4 cm W
Description: Handle is flat on one side;So you can put it right on the palm of your hand when you hold it to work. It has a screw close to where the needle inserts in the handle.The needles can be changed by loosing the screw and changing it. The needle is flat where it fits in and then you tighten the screw to hold it in
History of Use: a tool for piercing holes in leather