Portable chain stitch sewing machine
Iron, sheet metal, paint
Overall: 9 1/2 x 14 1/2 x 6 in. ( 24.1 x 36.8 x 15.2 cm )
Domestic chain stitch table-top sewing machine with rotary hand crank; stencilled gilded decoration of leaves and berries; patent information on sewing surface.
Gift of Mr. Christopher Baldwin, Jr.
stamped: on sewing surface: "WILLCOX & GIBBS/SEWING MACHINE CO./NEW YORK/LONDON/PARIS"
stamped: on sewing surface: "MADE IN U.S.A."
stamped: on gold medallion applied to base: "WILLCOX & GIBBS SEWING MACHINE CO. NEW YORK" with WG entwined monogram
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