Object ID 000358
Object Name Singer Sewing Machines Waste Basket
Object Desc Metal tall oval based tin used for trash. Black exterior with deroations on front and back. Inside is a gold metallic color. The front says "Singer Sewing Machines." Written inside of a red S. Behind which sits a women working at a sewing machine.
Collection General Collection
Accession # CMY000337
General Category History
Category Household Items
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location Second Floor Bathroom
Object Date 1970s
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Status On Exhibit
Object Keywords waste baskets,Singer Sewing Machine Co.,sewing machines,Cheinco,J. Chein & Company,garbage cans,
Title Singer Sewing Machine Waste Basket
Description Metal tall oval based tin used for trash. Black exterior with deroations on front and back. Inside is a gold metallic color. The front says "Singer Sewing Machines." Written inside of a red S. Behind which sits a women working at a sewing machine. The back, shows an illustration of the Singer sewing machine, and at the top, between ornate floral borders it says, "Singer."
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Dimension Details The top sides are narrower then the bottom, although it opens up wider front to back, 10 by 8.25 inches.
Place of Origin
Maker Details The bottom says, CHEINCO, MADE IN USA. In the 1970s, J. Chein & Company sold its Renwal division and focused on manufacturing lithographed sheet steel housewars, such as wastebaskets, under the brand Cheinco. In the 1980s, the company was sold to the Atlantic Can Company.
Date MAR 28,2013
Assessor Hannah Lartz
Notes Some corrosion of the metal on the bottom of the basket, inside is mostly just very stained, and very dirty since it is not a waste basket in use.
Date FEB 21,2013
Summary Location change
Notes Location changed to Bay View Drug Store Exhibit from Barber Shop Exhibit - automatic entry by admin