instructions

Instruction booklet for a Little Wanzer lock-stitch sewing machine, made by the Wanzer Sewing Machine Company and patented in 1867. The booklet describes the use of the various attachments for the machine, and has a list at the back of accessories that can be bought. The booklet has come apart, and the pages torn in half and badly damaged. It is partially held together with sellotape.

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

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