L-R: Betsy Gorman, Joan Lyke and her sister Mary Ellen Alberino - (CLICK to enlarge image)
Many thanks from the Hamden Historical Society to Joan Lyke, 4th great-granddaaughter of Jonathan Dickerman II (1746-1821). Mrs. Lyke recently donated a stereoscope and stereo picture cards from the Dickerman family. HHS board member Betsy Gorman accepted these wonderful items at the History Room on November 30th.
We understand that more items may be on the way. We'll keep everyone posted.
Joan wrote, "Also, I have included a photo of the [patented 1893] Singer sewing machine that belonged to me from my great-great-grandfather, Wales Caleb Dickerman. It is in great shape and still works. I would like to donate to the the Historical Society. It is a beauty. I have some of the original manual and tool kit." Also, "this quilt, which came from Frederick Wales Dickerman and was most likely sewn on the Singer sewing machine."
1893 model Singer treadle sewing machine, from the Wales Caleb Dickerman family
Quilt from Frederick Wales Dickerman family
CLICK HERE to watch a YouTube video of how this kind of treadle sewing machine operated.
(The machine in the video is not the Dickerman family machine.)
Joan Lyke's genealogy
My Grandfather - Clifford Fredrick Dickerman (1893-1970)
His Father - Frederick Wales Dickerman (1859-1949)