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Sewing Machine - Singer, 'Family A', Lock Stitch Type, Treadle, 1859 Object 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
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: sewing machines, household appliances, domestic life, domestic technology, sewing, j1094255, k29, 29k71, jack, 29-4 model, singer, chain stich, 1285991, spinning
Themes this item is part of: Clothing & Textiles Collection, Domestic & Community Life Collection, Migration Collection
Primary Classification: ART & CRAFT
Secondary Classification: Sewing
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

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