Museum of Mataró. Can Marfà Knit Fabric

Sewing stand

Sewing stand
First half of the 20th century
Commercialised by the subsidiary of the Wertheim company in Barcelona, called La Rápida S.A.
Photo: Museum of Mataró

Sewing stand

First half of the 20th century

Commercialised by the subsidiary of the Wertheim company in Barcelona, called La Rápida S.A.

Photo: Museum of Mataró

This is an industrial wooden stand with eight points for sewing machines, a central lower space where the fabric could be run and a lower central shaft where the energy supply came from.

In knit fabric factories, the people who were in charge of sewing the pieces worked on this kind of stand, which was located in a place away from the rest of the factory but closely connected to the loom area. In order to work on the sewing stand, it was essential to coordinate the working processes among the line of sewers, to have good lighting and to be able to concentrate fully.

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