Singer Sewing Machine


In 1851 Isaac Merritt Singer formed the I.M. Singer & Company (later the Singer Sewing Machine Company) after inventing his own sewing machine to remedy a flaw he noticed with traditional models.

This Singer 24 chain stitch sewing machine was manufactured in 1910, and used in the Polan and Katz umbrella factory in Baltimore, MD.

See more items in: Work and Industry: Production and Manufacturing, Work, Industry & Manufacturing, American Enterprise

Exhibition: American Enterprise

Exhibition Location: National Museum of American History

Credit Line: Lina Liebhold

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2014.0054.01Catalog Number: 2014.0054.01Accession Number: 2014.0054Serial Number: G560997O

Object Name: sewing machine

Physical Description: metal (overall material)black (overall color)Measurements: overall: 8 1/2 in x 11 in x 6 in; 21.59 cm x 27.94 cm x 15.24 cm


Record Id: nmah_1460396

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