SEWING MACHINE, 1868-75
Sewing machines were marketed with layaway plans and other lures, making them increasingly affordable. Machines sped up tedious sewing, allowing time for creative needlework. Few inventors managed to design machines viable for home use and also market them successfully. Along with Isaac Singer, Wheeler & Wilson dominated the market.
The Wheeler & Wilson Mfg. Company, Bridgeport, Connecticut
Cast iron, steel, and walnut
26” x 20”
Friends of the Museum Purchase, 96.73.1