Verbatim in print:
-into one super-useful space saving UNIT
Edge pressed and seam board:
For ease in using the seam press area, place the board on it's side. An outstanding feature is the rounded edge along the seam presser area which eliminates seam line from forming indentations on a garment while seams are being pressed open
Pressing Block or Clapper:
The bottom of the entire board has been sanded with smooth rounded edges to form a pressing block. When the bottom is used as a clapper the rounded edges keep sharp pounding marks from appearing on the finished garment. Use the narrow sleeveboard as a convenient hand-hold while pounding.
The seam presser section is sharply tapered to a point. Press collar, pocket and lapel seam points open over this section to get a neat, perfect point.
The gentle taper and added padding at the large end of the board forms a convenient pressing ham. Darts, undercollars and other areas may be shaped over the ham sections where a separate ham or press mitt was formerly needed.
The padded top forms a sleeve board. The rounded edges of he board avoid marks appearing on the finished garment.
This is what I use for most of my tailoring. It was gifted from my mother about 1 year ago and I really use it frequently. I think she purchased it in the mid-70s so it carries a nice patina. I need to make a new cover for it soon, I didn't photograph that, but it's made of a thick cotton knit, same color. I've never used the point turner as it's lost it's point, but I'm starting to use the bottom as a clapper. I probably should sand it a bit too.
This UNI was made by a lady in Indiana. I've not been able to contact her or find and information about the board on the net. Do you have a vintage UNI-PRESSBOARD? What are you using?
Thanks for reading!!
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