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Sewing machine; W Taylor; 1873; 185

Sewing machine, 1017
Name/Title
Sewing machine
About this object
This is an elegant example of a cast iron table top sewing machine. It was manually operated by turning the handle on the wheel. This was connected to the bottom wheel by a drive belt and a bar driven by the bottom wheel operated the needle shaft while the seamstress guided the fabric under the needle with her other hand.
Maker Role
Manufacturer
Date Made
1873
Period
Victorian
Object Type
Sewing machine
Object number
185
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