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Sewing Machine - Peerless, Lock Stitch, Hand Operated, post 1877 Object Reg. No: ST 025125

Summary:
Peerless Lock Stitch Hand Operated Sewing Machine, made post 1877. The machine has a spur wheel drive to increase shaft speed and a cartridge type shuttle bobbin. The latest patent for the machine is 27 March 1877.
Description:
Metal sewing machine painted black with gold design and a small oval landscape on plate. Housed inside a wooden box.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from C. Middleton, 1961
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 260 mm (Height), 415 mm (Width)
Weight: 11.8 kg (Weight)
Dimension Comment: Measurement of sewing machine.

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Tagged with: sewing machines, household appliances, prima no9 grover baker, treadle sewing machine
Themes this item is part of: Clothing & Textiles Collection, Domestic & Community Life Collection
On Display at: Melbourne Museum
Primary Classification: ART & CRAFT
Secondary Classification: Sewing
Tertiary Classification: sewing machines
Manufacturer: Peerless, North Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, post 1877

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Bernadette Posted on 28 Jul 2013 4:44 PM
This machine is a White Peerless, imported from the White Sewing Machine company, USA

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