Thursday, 28 September 2006

More on Sewing Machines

Just sometimes, things are meant to happen.

I have been very busy with my museum cataloguing work. Yesterday Cheral and I were in the general store, talking to Trevor and Doreen. (We were talking about irons, actually). And we spotted this piece of wood:


Doreen knew it was something to do with machines - but she wasn't sure what. But this little plaque on the base confirmed it for us:


So - all we needed to do was find the machine to match the base.

And there it was, in Sarah Carter's, the Dressmaker's shop. The four bolts sticking up on the base exactly matched the holes in the feet on the machine. But not only was the machine there. Once we had the base, we were able to match an orphan cover to it as well.


The machine is an 1888 Jones "Hand" from England. It is pretty special on its own, but to find its base and cover is just wonderful.


Blogger sunshine said...

That is a real neat machine I think I would have just as much fun using it as starring at it.
what a find

9:59 am  
Blogger Chelle said...

That is incredible! What a beautiful machine.

6:50 am  

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