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Nähmaschine "Singer Klasse 15", mit Tretgestell

  • Nähmaschine
  • Singer Manufacturing Company (Herstellung)
  • Elizabeth (Stadt); New Jersey (Bundesstaat); USA (Land)
  • 1904

Singer sewing machine from the US

The rise of Berlin's garment industry was closely Related to the invention of the sewing machine around 1850. It enabled people to sew much more quickly than by hand. To find work in the garment industry, home workers increasingly felt they had to buy these expensive machines.

Detailed information

Object type
Involved Persons/Corporate Bodies
Singer Manufacturing Company (Herstellung)
Period Produced
Exhibition Format
Metall, Holz, Leder, industrielle Fertigung
industrielle Fertigung
101 cm x 74 cm x 41 cm
Places / Cultures
Elizabeth (Stadt); New Jersey (Bundesstaat); USA (Land)
SSB Everyday Culture, SSB Residential and Household Appliances
Exhibition Location
Exhibition & Module
SSB01 BERLIN GLOBAL / SSB01 08 Fashion / SSB01 08 Inner Fashion Cube
Owner/Managing Institution
Stiftung Stadtmuseum Berlin
Inventory Number
SM 2018-00740 a-b
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