sewing machine

Sewing machine in a wooden case. The machine is a 'Little Wanzer', made by the Wanzer Sewing Machine Company and patented in 1867. The machine is attached to a rectangular black-painted marble base. It has a nickel-plated needle bar cover, stamped with an inscription: 'WANZER / SEWING MACHINE / COMPANY LIMITED / GT PORTLAND ST LONDON / TIME UTILIZER / TRADE MARK / No. 138432 / PATENTED IN AMERICA GT BRITAIN / AND THE CONTINENT / MAY 16 & JUNE 17 1867'.

Used by Miss. Kirton to support her six children following the death of her husband.

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