Well, leave it to my Mom to have one. My Mother was just the best at sewing. She could make anything; however, she never made quilts. I think she left that for me, so I could shine at something. Fortunately, my sister Sandy saved this for me and what a find it is. I used it on my latest comfort quilt and it was so much better than pins and hair clips that I have used in the past. It must be from the 1940's or 1950's. It's supposed to be for making hems but from now on it's my favorite binding tool.