Sewing Machine, Singer Model 28; Singer Sewing Machine Co; 10.08.1900; MT1993.5


Mataura Museum


Sewing Machine, Singer Model 28

About this object

Sewing Machine; a singer model 28 sewing machine which belonged to Mrs Mary Scott (nee Ryan) of Main Street, Mataura.

The serial number N40379 2 indicates that this machine was manufactured on 10 August 1900 at Singer's factory in Elizabeth, New Jersey. It has a reel of white Irish lace cotton made by Barbour's and Sons, Ireland.


Singer Sewing Machine Co

Maker Role


Date Made


Place Made

USA, New Jersey, Union, Elizabeth

Medium and Materials

processed material, metal
organic, vegetal, wood

Inscription and Marks

Gold transfer: "The Singer Manufacturing Co" and "SINGER".


Machine: h 270mm x l 445mm x w 240mm
Case: h 310mm x l 435mm x w 240mm

Subject and Association Keywords

technology, handicrafts, clothing manufacture, dressmaking, tailoring

Subject and Association Keywords

technology, handicrafts, homecrafts

Credit Line

From the collection of the Mataura and Districts Historical Society Incorporated.

Object Type

sewing machine

Object number


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