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Sewing machine

1998.691 (RS23552)

Description

Sewing machine on wood frame w/ cast iron legs. Oak frame w/ drop leaf on left side. Four side drawers w/ gilt tin pulls. Carved detail on central drawer. Iron legs and pedal decorated w/ openwork. Machine fixed to center of table top--painted black w/ gilt trim. Removable carved oak case over machine.

Details

Maker
The Singer Manufacturing Co. (Maker)
Date
1887-1894
Inscriptions
Painted on machine: ""SINGER/ The Singer Manufacturing Co."" Etched on machine: ""PATENTED/ OCT. 8TH 1878/ JULY 6TH 1880/ SEPT. 22ND 1885/ JULY 19TH 1887"" Stamped on machine: ""THE SINGER MANFG. CO./ TRADE MARK"" Cast on legs: ""PATENTED JAN. 4. 1887"" See worksheet for further inscription.
Location of origin
USA
Associated Building
Original to Castle Tucker (Wiscasset, Me.).
Material
iron (metal)
oak (wood)
Object type
Textileworking T&E
Descriptive terms
Iron
iron (metal)
MACHINE, SEWING
Oak
oak (wood)
sewing machines (equipment)
Dimensions
43.5 x 43.5 x 16.25 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1998.691
Credit Line
Gift of Miss Jane S. Tucker
GUSN
19838

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