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Title Sewing Machine
Date 1900 C
Object Name Machine, Sewing
Catalog Number X1998.32.1a-c
Description A) Black with gold coloured scrollwork and lettering with nickel plated coverings and flywheel (electric sewing by Eatonia). Has 15 cm cord with a plug attached to a Hamilton Beach motor mounted on the rear of the machine. Bobbin winder attached to a shaft on the front of the machine. Flywheel right side. Two removable covers (1 teardrop shaped and 1 round) for oiling the machine. Plate behind needle on the left side of the base has NOTICE size of needle to be used with # of cotton thread. B) Black foot pedal is attached to base with screws. Springs allow pedal to move up and down. Motor with metal mesh covering is screwed to the base. 16 Cm of rubber covered electrical cord from motor to round metal disc connects both a 336 cm electric cord and another cord 100 cm long. Long cord has a rubber coated plug for wall socket. Shorter cord has plug to connect the cord to the machine. Printed on the cord is "18 AWG TYPE HPN HEATER CORD 300 VOLTS". C) Long cylindrical bobbins fit into bobbin holder with an attachment screwed onto the side of holder and is used to draw the thread from the bobbin to the needle of machine. Letters "EL - A EDGE" are imprinted on bobbin holder.
Provenance See "copy of T. Eaton Co. Catalogue, pg. 176" " EATONIA" was a less expensive version of the "SINGER SEWING MACHINE" but very serviceable..
Year Range from 1895
Year Range to 1905
Material Steel/Nickel/Metal/Rubber
Length (cm) 38
Width (cm) 16
Height (cm) 30