Sewing machine, head of a treadle, button-hole type

Made:
1868 in Philadelphia

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Head of a treadle, button-hole sewing machine, no. 1342, by the American Button-Hole, Overseaming and Sewing Machine Co., Philadelphia, United States, 1868. There is a needle and swinging hook both above and below the table. This means that the machine is two chain-stitch machines combined, enabling it to sew around a button-hole.

Details

Category:
Textiles Machinery
Object Number:
1868-13
Materials:
cast iron, complete, paint and steel (metal)
type:
sewing machine - equipment
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
credit:
Newton Wilson and Company