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Box of Sewing Machine Parts for Laura Bridgman's Sewing Machine

Box of Sewing Machine Parts for Laura Bridgman's Sewing Machine

Item Information

Title:
Box of Sewing Machine Parts for Laura Bridgman's Sewing Machine
Description:
Directions for using [torn portion]. Silent Adjustable Tuck [torn portion]. As Applied to the Wheeler & Wilson Sewing Machine. First Premium Mechanics Institute Fair, San Francisco 1871. First Premium California State Fair, Sacramento, 1871. First Premium New England Fair, Providence 1874. Directions- When you wish to have a certain width of tuck meet the line of stitching place the gauge of the tucker just three times such width from the Creasing Notch and Blade, but if you wish a space between the tucks, place the Gauge just that much further distant from the Notch and Blade. To make the Tucker crease harder, for Thick Goods, turn the Cone over towards you until the desired pressure is obtained. The Rollers and other parts where friction occurs should be oiled occasionally. Manufactured by John H. Mooney, 90 Utica Street, Boston.
Date:
[ca. 1874]
Format:
Objects/Artifacts
Genre:
Sewing equipment & supplies
Location:
Perkins School for the Blind
Samuel P. Hayes Research Library
Collection (local):
Laura Bridgman Collection
Series:
Personal items and artifacts belonging to Laura Bridgman
Subjects:
Blind
Deafblind people
People with disabilities
Special education
Perkins School for the Blind
Perkins Institution and Massachusetts School for the Blind
Bridgman, Laura Dewey, 1829-1889
Places:
MassachusettsSuffolk (county)BostonSouth Boston
Extent:
1 object
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Terms of Use:
Samuel P. Hayes Research Library, Perkins School for the Blind, Watertown, MA
Contact host institution for more information.
Notes:
Wheeler and Wilson sewing machine parts with an original box with text on the cover. Parts include many small metal pieces, a pencil, eraser, oil can, sole for a doll's shoe, leather belt, and thread.
Accession #:
AG59-18-00217