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Sewing Machine - Singer, No. 44-13, Treadle, circa 1920 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
|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|
|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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