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Sewing Machine - Grover & Baker Sewing Machine Co., Double Chain Stitch, circa 1861 Object Reg. No: ST 021400

Summary:
Grover & Baker double chain-stitch sewing machine, made by Grover & Baker Sewing Machine Co, circa 1861. The machine is described as a family machine and was intended for treadle driving. The machine was purchased from the company's head office in Australia at 80 Collins St East Melbourne. The patents for the machine are from Howe's patent for 10 September 1846 to 5 February 1861.
Description:
Double chain-stitch sewing machine, with attachments for tucking, hemming, braiding and quilting. Serial No. 117093.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Miss E. Mason, 1940
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 230.00 mm (Height), 357.00 mm (Width), 230.00 mm (Length)
Dimension Comment: Measurement From Conservation. These measurements are of the sewing machine mounted on a wood base with four turned legs (see multimedia repository for images of the object and the base).

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Tagged with: sewing machines, household appliances
Themes this item is part of: Clothing & Textiles Collection, Domestic & Community Life Collection
Primary Classification: ART & CRAFT
Secondary Classification: Sewing
Tertiary Classification: sewing machines
Manufacturer: Grover & Baker Sewing Machine Co, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, circa 1861

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