history of Stewart Manufacturing dates back to 1909 with the patent of
the Speedy Stitcher Sewing Awl. Francis Stewart, a prolific inventor introduced
the SS to the marketplace, where it has remained in constant demand for
nearly a century.
Mr. Stewart's friend
and business associate John J. Hussey assumed control of Stewart in the
1950's and continued to offer the same high quality sewing awl until 2000
when his daughter, Sheila Hussey Kelleher relocated the company from Massachusetts
to New York.
The Speedy Stitcher Sewing Awl is a tool for professionals and do-it yourselfers such as leather crafters, sailors, boaters, horse lovers, outdoor enthusiasts, athletes and coaches, just to mention a few. This is an all in one hand held sturdy tool with waxed polyester thread and diamond point needles that sews a tight lock stitch with ease. Customers around the world call it indispensable.
Today, Stewart Manufacturing produces, markets, and distributes The Speedy Stitcher Sewing Awl to five continents. We proudly stand behind our American made product and invite you to join in the spirit of self reliance and creativity by owning the ever popular Speedy Stitcher Sewing Awl.