Like so many others in this era (c 1850), Ada was very, very proud to own a treadle sewing machine and wanted to be photographed with it. So... Prairie Women'S, Woman Sewing, Treadle Sewing Machine, Nebraska Historical, Prairie Stitches, Circles Updates, Sewing Circles, Women'S Sewing, Buda Prairie
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This early chain-stitch sewing machine, which dates to the late1860's, was produced by Charles Raymond, Guelph, Canada. It was sold in the U.K. by James Weir as The American Hand Sewing Machine, and has Jas G. Weir, along with their shop address - 2 Carlisle Street London - stamped on the needle-plate.