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Description: Color postcard with an image of a young girl in a red dress sewing a garment by hand. She is sitting in a rocking chair next to a doll in a cradle. Below the image is the text, "Wednesday" and handwritten is, "From Dorothy Katheryne Erler." On the back of the postcard the correspondence reads, "How is the weeny whitty bitty baby? Doing a great of shyppen? Sall." The postcard is addressed to Miss Rosa Louise Dill, 527 S 18th St, Paris, Texas. It is postmarked Oklahoma, Okla. on Jul 4, 1907.
Date: 1907~
Creator: Erler, Dorothy Katheryne
Partner: Private Collection of Joe E. Haynes

Two Flower Quilt Squares

Description: Example of two "Flower" quilt squares made by Angelita M. Campos. One is made of red velvet and a white polyester fabric with a crepe texture. The other is a purple polyester print and a light blue paisley polyester print fabric.
Date: 1974
Partner: Marfa Public Library

Sewing-Machine Attachment

Description: Patent for a sewing machine attachment used to support articles or implements used in the sewing process. Illustrations included.
Date: October 5, 1909
Creator: Kleuser, Clara H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Work-Box for Sewing-Machine Tables

Description: Patent for a work box for sewing machine tables that can be readily placed or removed from position without any damage. Illustrations included
Date: May 12, 1908
Creator: Daniel, Annie Holliday & Daniel, Robert Patrick
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Sewing-Machine Table

Description: Patent for a sewing machine table intended to extend the top of the sewing machine. Illustrations included.
Date: May 26, 1908
Creator: Saettler. Ernest C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Abilene High School

Description: Photograph of three women that appear to making a skirt. Two of the women are sitting and adjusting the fabric while the other woman is standing and holding the fabric at her waist. The standing woman has scissors in her left hand.
Date: 1958
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Store Furniture.

Description: Patent for a ribbon or tape cabinet with rotating stand which allows access to all compartments through a single cabinet opening.
Date: May 20, 1913
Creator: Koniakowsky, Louis F.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Mamma and Aunt Nora quilting]

Description: Photograph of Iris Clark and Aunt Nora Treece quilting together. In the image, Clark and Treece are sitting next to each other with an unidentified girl creating a quilt that is being suspended in the air for an easier stitch routine.
Date: 194u
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Sewing machine and mail bin in the Travis County Jail]

Description: Photograph of a sewing machine workstation at Travis County Jail. The sewing machine is a Kingston by Brother deluxe zag zag sewing machine and sits on a sewing table base with ruler markings. To the right of the sewing machine is an open wooden box sitting on a folding table. The box is labeled "MAIL IN-OUT" and is stuffed with sewing patterns (including one by Jiffy) and other printed paper materials, including the instructions for pattern number 8211. Cell bars separate the sewing workstation area from an eating and recreation area with a metal picnic style table and bench holding rolls of toilet paper, a percolator, an open bag of sugar and a cup. There is a wall-mounted sink on the far wall.
Date: 1970~
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Men in Auto and Carriage Dept.]

Description: Photograph of two men in a garage with a carriage and a car in it in Wilson County, Texas. The man to the right sits at a sewing machine, and the man to the left leans against a carriage. The handwritten note at the bottom of the photo reads "Auto & Carrage [sic] top Dept."
Date: unknown
Partner: Wilson County Historical Society

Sewing Machine

Description: Patent for a sewing machine "wherein the shuttle rotates...whereby the shuttle-thread at a certain time in each revolution of the shuttle is rewound upon the bobbin, which prevents the thread from twisting or untwisting" (Lines10-17).
Date: June 5, 1883
Creator: McAllister, Lewis C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department


Description: Patent for a sewing machine that stitches in rows or patterns, using select techniques to stitch through layers of fabric and batting, in the manner of old-style hand quilting. Included are instructions and illustrations.
Date: August 5, 1884
Creator: Woods, Evans
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department


Description: Patent for a button that can fit in any buttonhole. It is "a bar having a button or know affixed thereto and having key-hole-slots, of a button attached to an arm having a tongue and a contracted offset portion adjacent thereto and between the same and the button carried thereby, the said tongue being of a thickness substantially the same as the width of the slot" (lines 55-62).
Date: July 21, 1896
Creator: Burroughs, John J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Quilting Attachment for Sewing-Machines.

Description: Patent for an improvement on a quilting attachment for sewing-machines previously granted to the inventors (no. 529,518). This patent is an improvement on "the general construction of the device, to provide simple means for adjusting the elevation of the track at its extremities to vary the inclination thereof and for securing the upper ends of the supporting devices to a stationary object, such as the ceiling, and to provide means for adjusting the inclination of the traveler-bar of the hanger to suit that of the track" (lines 14-23).
Date: October 10, 1896
Creator: Click, Washington B. & Click, Isaac A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department