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Sewing Machine and Cabinet

Sewing Machine and Cabinet

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A 1964 singer sewing machine in cabinet. "I was born in Squamish B.C. , but raised in Pemberton B.C. I was one the first grades (grade five, I believe) in the signal hill elementary school , when it first opened. My mother Anne decker, married to Jim Decker was an excellent Seamstress and I remember as a teenager her making me skirts for school ( Knee length, of course) which I promptly rolled up at the waist line once I was out of her sight!"

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015.07.01ab

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Cloth bag

Cloth bag

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This sand coloured bag is made of a linen like material. It is hand sewn with tiny even stitches. It is hand embroidered with the word chemisettes in blue. One corner is torn but the rest is still strong. There are three small holes. This bag was owned by Mrs. Geoffrey Downton. This is a superb example of the art of hand sewing.

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Accession #:

986.02.15

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sewing needles

sewing needles

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A set of sewing needles. On the outside there is a picture of a loaf of bread and a girl eating the bread, it reads "Sunbeam White Vitamin Enriched Bread Freshness Guaranteed". Inside it’s dark blue and has four sections for sewing needles. There are 14 sewing needles left in the kit. On the back it reads "How important is bread in your life?". This item belonged to Frances Decker of Pemberton B.C.

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Accession #:

017.02.08

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Sewing Machine Flywheel

Sewing Machine Flywheel

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Flywheel, possibly from a Singer sewing machine. Found at Port Douglas. The wheel has decorative spokes similar to a sewing machine flywheel.

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Accession #:

013.02.01

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leather gloves

leather gloves

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This item is a pair of beige coloured leather cowboy gloves. They were hand sewn with a fringe part way down one side. Main construction was done with a sewing machine. Decorated with small blue and white beads and silver stars. There are two horse and riders embroidered on the back in purple, gold, blue, green. There are 4 blue flowers and three green leaves and stems. The long cuffs are stiffened with lining. These gloves are in good condition. Possibly made by a Mount Currie Indian.

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Accession #:

987.27.01ab

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