Singer cylinder arm sewing machine, Model No. 178, Serial No. G 4612106. Made at Singer factory iin Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA in 1916.

Used at Simpson's Gloves Pty Ltd, Richmond in the upstairs workroom. Cylinder arm machines were used in the handbag section or for difficult work around coat sleeves.

Simpson's Gloves Pty Ltd was formed in 1924 and produced leather gloves and coats, handbags, helmets and associated leather goods. The company first operated in Smith Street, and subsequently Alexandra Parade, Collingwood, relocating to Victoria Street, Richmond in 1928, where it remained until 1988.

Physical Description

Singer and gold scroll work on body of machine. Serial number indicates made in Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA in 1916.

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