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Advert for the London Sewing Machine & Kilting Company

Advert for the London Sewing Machine & Kilting Company

Printer: Unknown

Medium: Print on paper

Date: 1882

Shelfmark: Evan.6434

Item number: 6434

Genre: Leaflet

Before the invention of the sewing machine all stitching had to be done by hand. This could be a long and laborious task: a cloth dress could take up to three days to make, with professional seamstresses working many hours for very little pay. The sewing machine transformed the textile industry, making mass production of standard fashions possible.

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