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Sewing Machine

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The Singer sewing machine revolutionised the way the world created and repaired its fabric, and transformed the textile industry. In the early days various businesses competed to dominate the market with the so called ‘Sewing Machine Wars’.

This model dates from 1935 and was used by menders like Ivy Barran for stitching numbers and other information on the finished cloth.


Length: 530mm
Width: 180mm
Height: 300mm
Materials: Metal

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