This Victorian trade card advertises a sewing machine by Cumins & Co of Chicago. The machine is light weight, portable and weighs only 12 oz. The card measures 4 1/2 by 3 inches. The face of the card has a lovely lady in Japanese attire. The face of the card has no relationship to the product being advertised on the back of the card.
The card has been trimmed along the left edge and has also been glued into an album so there are spots of light paper loss present on the back. The picture of the revolutionary portable lock stitch sewing machine is on the back and it looks like it may be the patent drawing for this machine. The card touts this revolutionary machine as “sews all kinds of materials and is always ready for use.” From the image on the reverse, it appears that the sewing is done by hand action of the operator.
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