Sewing machine

1881 Singer 12K handcrank sewing machine

about 1881
Manufactured by Singer Manufacturing Company (founded 1851)


Object Place: probably Scotland

Accession Number

APP.2009.166a

Medium or Technique

Metal, wood

On View

Behind the Scenes: Classifying (Gallery and Lobby) (Gallery 225)

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Tools and equipment

12K handcrank sewing machine.

Provenance

Early history unknown, by 2009, Mark Ghent, San Antonio, Texas; July 24, 2009, sold by Ghent to Barbara Martin, Cambridge, MA via Ebay Auctions; 2009, sold by Martin to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 16, 2009)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with general funds