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Sewing Machine - Singer, 'Family A', Lock Stitch Type, Treadle, 1859 Reg. No: ST 015440
- Singer 'Family A' model sewing machine, made in New York in 1859. This machine was bought by the donor's family in Australia in 1863 or 1864.
- Lock- stitch type Singer 'Family A' model sewing machine on cast iron stand. The machine is fitted with reciprocating (or vibrating) shuttle. The stand has a foot operated pedal which drives a large leather belt that runs the machine.The machine is painted with black glossy enamel paint and there is a worn design in blue. There is a reel of cotton on the machine which is of wood with yellow thread on it.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from J. Smith, 1924
|Tagged with:||sewing machines, household appliances, domestic life, domestic technology, sewing, j1094255|
|Themes this item is part of:||Clothing & Textiles Collection, Domestic & Community Life Collection, Migration Collection|
|Primary Classification:||ART & CRAFT|
|Tertiary Classification:||sewing machines|
|Inscriptions:||Marked 'Patented 1846, 1849, 1850, 1851, 1852, 1854', '82050, 78050', and on covers of shuttle chamber 'Howes patent fr 10. 1846' machine marked 'Singer Manufacturing Coy.'|
|Manufacturer:||Singer Manufacturing Co, New York, New York State, United States of America, 1859|
|Place & Date Purchased:||Australia, 1863-1864|
|Place & Date Used:||Victoria, Australia, 1863-1924|