Pfaff 130 Sewing machine used by Nellie Stone Johnson

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Titles Pfaff 130 Sewing machine used by Nellie Stone Johnson
Description Electric-powered Pfaff-brand Model 130 electric/treadle sewing machine used by Nellie Stone Johnson of Minneapolis, Minnesota, at her alterations business. It features a flat wooden table, an electric motor, transmission and clutch, and a foot pedal. Johnson was a prominent civil rights activist and union organizer, as well as the first African American elected official in Minneapolis. She opened and operated her own sewing and alterations shop in 1963.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 56 inches height (overall, including lamp)
30 inches height (table)
42 inches width (table)
19 7/8 inches depth (table)
Nomenclature sewing machine (equipment)
Materials metal
wood (plant material)
plastic (material)
rubber (material)
Creation Made by: Pfaff (Firm)
Made in: Germany
Subjects Owned/used by: Johnson, Nellie Stone
Used in: Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
Labor unions--Minnesota--Minneapolis--Political activities.
Civil rights--Minnesota--Minneapolis.
Household. Needlework. Sewing. Sewing Machines & Attachments
Dates Creation: Not earlier than 1951 - Not earlier than 1963 Based on creation, the machine was apparently made in 1951-1952. Based on Usage however, it was used by Nellie Stone Johnson starting in 1963.
Holding Type 3D Objects
Identifiers 2017.98.1 (Accession Number)

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