Sewing Machine, Ruth McKay Thornhill; Frister & Rossman; 1930-1940; WY.1989.469

Name/Title

Sewing Machine, Ruth McKay Thornhill

About this object

This Frister & Rossman sewing machine belonged to Ruth Annie McKay of Thornhill, Tuturau. It dates to the 1930s, which is about the time that Hugh and Annie McKay shifted into the area. Interestingly, this machine is the most industrial looking sewing machine in our collection, which includes the local tailor's machine.

This is also the only one of our sewing machines which has its original inlaid wooden case.

Maker

Frister & Rossman

Maker Role

Manufacturer

Maker

W.Pierssene 49 Fore St London E.C. UK

Maker Role

Distributor

Date Made

1930-1940

Period

1930s

Place Made

Europe, Germany, Berlin

Medium and Materials

inorganic, processed material, metal, iron
inorganic, processed material, metal, steel
organic, processed material, vegetal, wood

Inscription and Marks

Handwritten in black marker on left front corner: 'WY89469'

Measurements

See parts.

Subject and Association Keywords

Domestic Life (household chattels, food and drink)

Subject and Association Keywords

Machinery and Tools

Object Type

equipment

Object number

WY.1989.469

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