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Sewing machines were a huge labour-saving advantage to women responsible for making/fixing/altering clothes for their large families. Ladies could now make their own clothing instead of paying a seamstress. Sewing was taught to the girls from quite a young age (it was considered an important skill for a young woman to possess) and the daughters and granddaughters of Gustav and Matilda were given presents of child-sized machines like this one to begin their sewing practice.
Hint: One of the Roedde daughters later applied her stitching skills in a very different way. Can you find out how?