Singer straight sticher or double sewer sewing machine, serial number K936552. Made at Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA, 1903.

Used at Simpson's Gloves Pty Ltd, Richmond in the upstairs workroom.

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

Painted black with gold scroll work in various areas over machine. Held two cotton reels. Known as a double stitcher or straight sewer. Fitted into work bench.

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