Museum logo

Object Record

  • Email This Page
  • Send Feedback
Object Name Pattern
Date circa 1895
Other Name Dressmaking system
Title Buddington Dress-Cutting Machine
Description "The Buddington Dress Cutting Machine". Seven metal parts to assemble, plus two paper measuring drafts. Booklet included. [--1988 cataloging, as "Drafting supplies"]

See Provenance field. When viewed all together, this appears to be at least three different copies of Buddington's dress cutting machine and two copies of Buddington's sleeve cutting machine (with 2-3 stray parts?), in a box labeled inside as "Buddington Dress & Sleeve Cutting Machine". One dress cutting machine is the original edition, circa 1892, and two (?) are the Improved edition of 1895; the sleeve cutting machines are almost identical (may not have been "improved"?) and cannot be reliably associated with any of the three dress cutting machines.
Object ID 2014.4.1
Provenance Published in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.; by Mr. & Mrs. F. E. Buddington.

Found in Collection, July 1988.
A box containing more pieces, pamphlets, and a note saying "Donated by Dr. McClure" was found in Box 270 in a closet at the back of 2088 LeBaron, in November 2011.