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Sewing Machine

Description

Sewing machine inset into sewing table, mounted with butterfly screw; wooden table; drop leaf,left side; three small utility drawers right; beveled top; wooden, locking box cover hinged to the table; machine is semi-circular; cast iron; painted black;gold floral and leaf pattern; silvered metal needle plate, etched with patent nos., needle stitch guide; fly wheel; belt covered in wire; legs and foot pedals cast iron with scroll pattern and letter "W"; legs lyre-shaped; miscellaneous supplies in drawers.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1857-1871
Inscriptions
"WILCOX & GIBBS S.M.CO." (printed)
"Wilcox& Gibbs/ Sewing Mach. Co./ New York"; "?/ PAT. DEC ? 1867 ?" (impressed)
"WILCOX & GIBBS/ SAFETY PITMAN/ PAT. JAN 25 1870" (Molded)
"WILCOX & GIBBS/ SEWING MACHINE CO/ NEW YORK/ LONDON/ PARIS" (Engraved)
(left side) "J.F.A. GIVVS PATENT/ June 2, 1857/ Licensed under patents/ July 4 '70 April 16, '61/ Chas. ? Wilcox Patents/ May 3 '62/ MCH 22 - Oct 8 '61"; (right side) "Prevette (?) S.G.D. ?/ En France En Belg./ Under Royalette Patent/ ? Wilcox" (Engraved)
Material
cast iron
leather
walnut (wood)
wire
wood (plant material)
Object type
Textileworking T&E
Places
London (Greater London, England, United Kingdom)
New York City (New York state)
New York state (United States)
Paris (Ville de Paris department, Île-de-France, France)
Descriptive terms
cast iron
floral patterns
leather
Machine, Sewing
Probably walnut (wood)
Sewing
sewing machines (equipment)
wire
wood (plant material)
People and organizations
Agnes Elizabeth Scribner
Julia Sayre (Scribner) Kimball
Dimensions
28 1/2 x 28 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1998.5878
Credit Line
Gift of Julia Sayre (Scribner) Kimball
GUSN
258639
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