1856 - Wm. C. Watson, Family Sewing Machine

1856 - Wm. C. Watson, Family Sewing Machine

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Watson's Family Sewing Machine, the only known example of this machine, matches the illustration in Scientific American, Dec 13, 1856, [Singer Co. identified this as a W. C. Watson sewing machine.] [Text on throat plate: WM C WATSON'S / PATENT / MARCH.11.1856] Cast into the underside of the base intwo places: N. Muller, NY. (Neg# 85-14718) [Compare to Pat. Model 22,987 Snyder 1859 T.6191 and to Nettleton and Raymond sewing machine patent models.] Chainstitch machine.
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Object Name
Sewing Machine
overall: 10 1/2 in x 7 in x 7 1/2 in; 26.67 cm x 17.78 cm x 19.05 cm
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Credit Line
Gift of Singer Company
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Cultural and Community Life: Textiles
Sewing Machines
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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