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Portable lockstitch sewing machine

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Portable lockstitch sewing machine
ca. 1890
Metal, porcelain, wool
Overall: 8 1/4 x 5 3/4 x 3 3/8 in. ( 21 x 14.6 x 8.6 cm )
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Portable lockstitch sewing machine; the flywheel is turned by a white porcelain handle, turning the gears that move the needle up and down, a spool holder stands vertically at the top center, the worksurface is square; the base is painted with a leaf motif around the outer edge, and is lined with green wool felt on the bottom.
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Dorman's compact portable lockstitch sewing machine was patented in 1886 and enjoyed great popularity through the 1890s.
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Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group