Historic Tools of North Castle

Hand Sewing Machine

This device at Smith’s Tavern is a primitive handheld sewing machine.  It is constructed entirely of metal, was spring operated by squeezing the handles together that moved the thread through the needle and advanced the stitching through the material.  There do not appear to be any manufacturer’s marking on the tool so more detailed research was unsuccessful.


If anyone does know more about this type of device, please email the Historical Society with this much needed information.


Reference:  None

Catalog Items:

Item T67

Location:Panel 7
Length: 21 cm
Width: 12 cm
Weight: 325 g