Singer Sewing Machine

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This Singer sewing machine was purchased used for $10 by Flossie Haggard in 1931. James F. and Flossie Haggard left Oklahoma in 1935 after a fire destroyed their barn and its contents. The sewing machine was taken with them in their car and trailer trip to California via Route 66 in 1935. The Haggards and their children, Lillian and James Lowell, made their home near Bakersfield, and James found work with the Santa Fe Railway. Another son, Merle, was born in Bakersfield and began his singing career there.
Currently not on view
Date made
ca. 1930
Singer Manufacturing Co.
Physical Description
wood (case material)
steel (legs, treadle, machine material)
overall: 36 in x 40 in x 18 in; 91.44 cm x 101.6 cm x 45.72 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of James Lowell Haggard, Jr., Merle R. Haggard and Lillian Haggard Hoge
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
America on the Move
Data Source
National Museum of American History


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