Sewing Machine; Unknown ; Circa 1886; 1964/157/2


Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato


Sewing Machine

About this object

Sewing machine, hand operated.
In working order.
Material: All metal machine, probably iron, very heavy - base supported by 4 claw feet.
- shuttle bobbin
- very ornately decorated - gilt on black with oval polychrome (oil paint) -
illustration centre, oval shape still life of flowers
- base white porcelain handle on turning wheel



Maker Role


Date Made

Circa 1886

Place Made


Medium and Materials

Sewing machine, iron metal

Inscription and Marks

Patents marked in one side of bobbin cover: "Patented July 26 1886? Patented Nov 12 1850, Dec 1886"


Base (max) 335 x 215mm
Height: 278mm

Subject and Association Keywords

Personal Artifacts

Subject and Association Description

Sewing machine


Waikato Historical Society Collection

Credit Line

Waikato Historical Society Collection
Courtesy Waikato Museum
Te Whare Taonga o Waikato,
Hamilton, New Zealand

Object Type

Sewing Machine

Object number


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