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Sewing Machine - Singer, Straight Sewer, 1903 Object Reg. No: SH 890969

Summary:
Singer straight sticher or double sewer sewing machine, serial number K936552. Made at Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA, 1903.

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

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.
Description:
Painted black with gold scroll work in various areas over machine. Held two cotton reels. Known as a double stitcher or straight sewer. Fitted into work bench.
Acquisition Information:
Cultural Gifts Donation from Mr Alistair Mitchell, 1989
Acknowledgement:
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 30.00 cm (Height), 36.00 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: The Singer Manufacturing is written in gold lettering across top. Model No. 29095 (?), Serial No. K936552. (1903)
Manufacturer: Singer Manufacturing Co, Elizabeth, New Jersey, United States of America, 1903
User: Simpson's Gloves Pty Ltd, Richmond North, Victoria, Australia, circa 1924-1988

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Bernadette Posted on 31 Jul 2010 2:29 PM
This machine is a model 32. Batch of 1300 commissioned June 18th 1903.

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