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Catalog Number 00240
Object Name Machine, Sewing
Description Sewing Machine, Wheeler & Wilson. Purchased in 1874 by Mary Jane Perkins of Prole, Warren County, Iowa. Cost $75.00. Purchase made in Warren Coutny when a traveling salesman called with the machine at her door. Clothes for hrself, her husband, and eight children - one sone and seven daughters - made thereon. The same attachments and bobbins as came with the original purchase, same paper of needles. Moved only once from the farm on which it was purchased. Presented by donor in the name of her mother, the said Mary Jane Perkins. 25.5" x 20.25" x 36.5"
Source Burkhead, Beatrice
Received Date 09/24/1942