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Advert for WJ Harris & Co, Bassinettes & sewing machines

Advert for WJ Harris & Co, Bassinettes & sewing machines

Printer: Unknown

Medium: Print on paper

Date: 1885

Shelfmark: Evan.7220

Item number: 7220

Genre: Leaflet

Before the invention of the sewing machine all stitching had to be done by hand. This could be a lengthy and laborious task: a full dress could take up to three days' stictching, and the women in textiles factories often worked for many hours for very little pay. The invention of the sewing machine transformed both industrial and domestic clothing production.

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