Friday, April 10, 2009

Vintage Sewing & Sewing Machines

Photo c.1904

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Standard Sewing Machines Poster

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'Sewing by puppy power'

Among the forgotten marvels of Victorian invention, one device caused considerable outcry during the 1870s. This was the dog-driven sewing machine.
The apparatus was marketed and actually used in some English households, employing a special set of wheels which were moved by a little dog on a leash. The dog trotted round and round a movable disc.
Thankfully, the Victorians were becoming sensitive to the mistreatment of animals, and the curious apparatus was banned after pressure from the Society for the Prevention of cruelty to Animals.

'Zwicky' sewing thread poster

Russian Singer Sewing Machine poster

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