Used by David Matlin; apprenticed under his father Simon, who was a master tailor from Liverpool, England. The family immigrated to Winnipeg in 1907, when David was seventeen, he became a ladies' coat and dress designer, working in clothing factories in Winnipeg and Vancouver for over 50 years. He moved to Vancouver in 1952 and spent the last 35 years of his life there. This sewing machine was used in David Matlin's home.
This silver-plated pewter teapot belonged to Maria Davies, wife of Judah Phillip Davies. In 1863, the Davies family arrived in Victoria from San Francisco and soon achieved success selling paintings, musical instruments, household objects, and jewellry, as well as land lots and homes, in the auction house J.P. Davies and Co. Judah Davies helped others as a founding member of Victoria's Odd Fellows and Masons. He gave the keynote address when the Masons laid one of the cornerstones of Temple Emanu-El in 1863.