Sewing machine; W Taylor; 1873; 185

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

W Taylor

Maker Role

Manufacturer

Date Made

1873

Period

Victorian

Object Type

Sewing machine

Object number

185

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