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Sewing Machine - Trimming, Singer, 1902 Object Reg. No: SH 890972

Singer sewing machine with trimming attachments, Serial No. K 74241. Made at Singer factory in Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA in 1902.

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.
Painted black with gold scroll work. Trimming attachments added to stitching set into work bench.
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), 40.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: glovemaking, leatherworking, sewing machines, trades, working life, bl885268
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: Serial No. K 74241 (1902).
Manufacturer: Singer Manufacturing Co, Elizabeth, New Jersey, United States of America, 1902
User: Simpson's Gloves Pty Ltd, Richmond North, Victoria, Australia, circa 1930s-1980s


Bernadette Posted on 28 Jul 2013 4:49 PM
This machine is a model 44, from a batch of 5000 commissioned February 15, 1902.

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