Monday, July 7, 2008

Women Sewing

This picture was taken in 1909 and shows a group of women sewing. They are working in the Brooklyn Navy yard. The shop made flags and other items for the Navy. I can not tell if these are electric sewing machines, or the old "foot-pedal" type.

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  1. Those appear to be treadle machines. There is the distinctive drive wheel on the support to each woman's right. Also, in those days, if there was electricity it would have been supplied by drop cords coming down to each machine.

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  2. The woman closest to the camera has her feet resting on the treadle. The only electrical cord I see is one to the fan on the wall.

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  3. There are cords coming down to every machine. Perhaps I'm seeing things, but I swear they're there.

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  4. has to be treadle.

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