Singer Treadle Sewing Machine - Ponoka, Alberta
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member BK-Hunters
N 52° 40.868 W 113° 35.046
12U E 325320 N 5839933
Quick Description: This Singer Treadle Sewing Machine is in the Fort Ostell Museum. It is on Hwy. 2A across from Petro Canada. The museum is a great place to visit while in Ponoka.
Location: Alberta, Canada
Date Posted: 9/30/2018 7:46:07 AM
Waymark Code: WMZ8QG
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member rjmcdonough1
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Long Description:

This Singer Treadle Sewing Machine was manufactured about 1923. This was determined by the "Gold Wings" motif on the base and it is most likely a Sphinx pattern on the machine and of course the serial number G9869089. The Sphinx pattern has several variations and was used from the early 1900's.

The Singer Treadle Sewing Machine is in a a six drawer oak cabinet that is still in good condition. The "Singer" name is worn but still readable. One interesting note is the attached pin cushion that is just a band around the head of the machine.

Singer began manufacturing sewing machine in 1851 by Isaac Merritt Singer with New York lawyer Edward Clark. Best known for its sewing machines, it was renamed Singer Manufacturing Company in 1865.

The Fort Ostell Museum society was founded in 1967 with their first museum was housed in a log building. Fort Ostell Museum moved this newly constructed facility in 1987.

This is an interesting museum with displays divided into topics: sleigh display, nurses at PMH (Provincial Mental Hospital), creamery, original Fort Ostell, World Wars, early bridal dresses, a school rooms and many household appliances. Near the entrance is a guest book and a timeline highlighting events from 1867 to 2017.

Address:
Fort Ostell Museum 5320 54th Street Ponoka, Alberta Canada T4J 1L9


Website for Museum/Business: [Web Link]

Admission: $5.00 Adult

Business Hours:
Monday to Friday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Closed: Saturday and Sunday


Website for additional information: Not listed

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