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Pfaff 130 Sewing machine used by Nellie Stone Johnson
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.
Content Category: artifacts
56 inches height (overall, including lamp)
30 inches height (table)
42 inches width (table)
19 7/8 inches depth (table)
sewing machine (equipment)
wood (plant material)
Made by: Pfaff (Firm)
Made in: Germany
Owned/used by: Johnson, Nellie Stone
Used in: Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
Labor unions--Minnesota--Minneapolis--Political activities.
Household. Needlework. Sewing. Sewing Machines & Attachments
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.
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2017.98.1 (Accession Number)