Sewing Machine

Collection Type

  • Household accessories

Date

1857-1871

GUSN

GUSN-258639

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

Descriptive Terms

sewing machines (equipment)
cast iron
wood (plant material)
walnut (wood)
leather
wire
floral patterns
Sewing
Machine, Sewing

Inscription

"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)

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Title Crehore Family in Newton Lower Falls and Rangeley Lake, Maine Accession Number

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Textileworking T&E

Dimensions

28 1/2 x 28 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Julia Sayre (Scribner) Kimball

Accession Number

1998.5878

Places

New York state (United States)
New York City (New York state)
London (Greater London, England, United Kingdom)
Paris (Ville de Paris department, Île-de-France, France)