The 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. By keeping Stewart Manufacturing, Inc. a small family owned and operated business, Mrs. Kelleher continues her father's traditions of flexible, friendly customer support, and the promise of delivering a unique, American made product to the marketplace at a fair price.
The Speedy Stitcher Sewing Awl is a tool for professionals and do-it yourself-ers such as leather crafters, sailors, boaters, horse lovers, outdoor enthusiasts, athletes, coaches, and more. 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. They proudly stand behind this 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.