What Was This Sewing Machine Used For?

The sewing machine shown below was recently discovered in one the old mills in New York Mills, NY. It was brought to the November NY Mills Historical Society. We are trying to figure out what it was used for. There are no markings whatsoever on this machine. It was lovingly cleaned by one of the historical society members.

New York Mills, NY has had textile mills from the early 1800’s till until 1956. They manufactured muslin, wool, corduroy and during the war years Jungle Cloth.

The sewing machine is about the size of a Singer 221 Featherweight. Does anyone know who made it and what it was used for?

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6 thoughts on “What Was This Sewing Machine Used For?

  1. dadams1946

    Check with Graham Foresdyke at ISMACS.com. His site is the go to for old sewing machines. Very friendly and helpful. Please let us know when you find out. It Does look like a machine for leather shoes. Maybe a very old shoe repair person would know.



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