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Sewing Machine - Singer, No. 44-13, Treadle, circa 1920 Object Reg. No: SH 000859

Treadle Singer sewing machine, purchased by Vincenzo Candela for 26 pounds on 16 March 1923 (possibly paid in 6 pound instalments). After his arrival in Australia, from Italy in 1920, at the age of 47 Vincenzo established himself as a tailor, eventually establishing a successful 'Gents' High Class' tailoring business from home. He had learnt the Candela learned the trade of dressmaking in Italy, most likely in Naples, a city at that time renowned for its tailors.
Metal sewing machine, painted black, rectangular base. There is a treadle for the machine, which is currently unattached. The machine originally would have been housed in a wooden stand.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Phil Magris, 2000
Discipline: History

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Tagged with: clothing, italian communities, italian immigration, handcrafts, domestic equipment
Themes this item is part of: Vincenzo Candela, Italian Migrant, Photographer & Tailor, 1920, Candela Collection, Candela family, Italian Migrants, 1920, Clothing & Textiles Collection, Domestic & Community Life Collection, Italian Historical Society CO.AS.IT. Collection, Migration Collection
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Settlement - Employment
Tertiary Classification: sewing machines
Manufacturer: Singer Manufacturing Co., Sheffield, England, Great Britain, circa 1920
User: Vincenzo Candela, Victoria, Australia, 1923

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