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12K handcrank sewing machine.


Early history unknown, by 2009, Mark Ghent, San Antonio, Texas; July 24, 2009, sold by Ghent to Barbara Martin, Cambridge, MA via Ebay Auctions; 2009, sold by Martin to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 16, 2009)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with general funds

1881 Singer 12K handcrank sewing machine

about 1881

Object Place

probably Scotland

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Metal, wood




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