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