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Sewing Machine HC59/1-3

A sewing machine in a black case with metal flaps. Case makes a small bench for the machine. Comes with accessories.

Sewing had been done by hand for thousands of years. In 1790 Thomas Saint, an English inventor filed for a patent for the first sewing machine. Isaac Singer was the first to manufacture a commercially successful machine in the 1850s.

date: 1940s - 1950s

Manufacturer: 'Tailor Bird', England
max dimension: 420mm
subject area: Social Science, Technology
specific themes: Technology, Home, Domestic, Women

handling collection number: HC59/1-3

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