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Sewing Machine - Cup Seamer, Singer, 1917 Object Reg. No: SH 891025

Sewing machine, cup seamer, made by Singer, Clydebank, Scotland, 1917.

Used at Simpson's Gloves Pty Ltd, Richmond in the upstairs workroom. Cup seamers

Simpson's Gloves Pty Ltd was formed in 1924 and produced leather gloves and coats, handbags, helmets and associated leather goods. The company first operated in Smith Street, and subsequently Alexandra Parade, Collingwood, relocating to Victoria Street, Richmond in 1928, where it remained until 1988.
Machine painted black with gold lettering only.
Acquisition Information:
Cultural Gifts Donation from Mr Alistair Mitchell, 1989
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 30.00 cm (Height), 18.00 cm (Width), 31.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: glovemaking, leatherworking, sewing machines, trades, working life
Themes this item is part of: Production Processes at Simpson's Gloves Factory, Simpson's Gloves Collection, Clothing & Textiles Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection, Amos Griffiths Simpson, Glove Manufacturer (1878-1953), Simpson's Gloves Pty Ltd, 1924-1988, Working Life at Simpson's Gloves Factory, Workers at Simpson's Gloves Factory
Primary Classification: MANUFACTURING & INDUSTRY
Secondary Classification: Clothing Accessories
Tertiary Classification: sewing machines
Inscriptions: Model No. 46 K 15, Serial No F 7952330. "109" painted onto machine housing. Slip of paper with machine says "Cup Seamer".
Manufacturer: Singer Manufacturing Company, Clydebank, West Dumbartonshire, Scotland, Great Britain, 1917
User: Simpson's Gloves Pty Ltd, Richmond North, Victoria, Australia, 1924-1988


Rakesh Sharma Posted on 01 Dec 2009 1:32 AM
Please give us the complete range of the products you have in your stock
Discovery Centre Posted on 27 Dec 2009 3:01 PM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi Rakesh, thanks for your enquiry. This object is actually a part of Museum Victoria's History and Technology Collection. We have a number of sewing machines in the collection and you are able to research them via the Museum Victoria website.

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