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Object ID # 1957.019.001
Object Name Machine, Sewing
Other Name Machine, Tabletop Sewing
Title Jones Hand Machine (Introduced in 1879)
Lexicon category 4: T&E For Materials
Year Range from 1879
Year Range to 1889
Artist Jones Company
Made Jones Co.
Place of Origin England, United Kingdom
Description JONES HAND MACHINE (an English-made sewing machine introduced in 1879). It is cast iron, with feet, and has a serpentine styling. No serial number is observed. There is a black finish (japanning?) with gold-coloured decals. There are some plated parts e.g. the hand wheel and circular needle plate. There is a shuttle present, as well as an access plate. There is a bobbin winder. An embossed gold medal & "Jones Hand Machine" maker's label is present on the bed of the machine.
Makers mark Embossed gold medal & "Jones Hand Machine" present on the bed of the sewing machine
Provenance The sewing machine was manufactured in Manchester, England by the Jones Company. The Jones company introduced it in 1879. The sewing machine was owned and used by Mrs. D. A. McClean of Owen Sound, Grey County, the wife of a grocery store owner, in the early 20th-century. Mr. D. A. McClean's grocery store was situated at a corner of Poulett St. and Division St. (now 2nd Ave. East at 10th St.) Mrs. McClean was born in 18__, and died in 19__. Her mother was Mrs. __________.

Collection Textiles, Needlework & Accessories Collection
Material Iron/Metal/Finish/Decal
Dimensions H-26.5 W-38 L-18 cm
Found Owen Sound, Grey County
People McClean, Ryerson
McClean, D. A.
Function A device used for sewing textile seams, using hand power, hence the name "Jones Hand Machine". It is a tabletop-style Victorian sewing machine.