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Sewing Machines | Historical Trade Literature in Smithsonian Collections
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Standard Company Name: Howe Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Howe Sewing Machine Company
Title: Receipt from Howe Sewing Machine Company.
Imprint: 1884
Pages: 1
Notes: Format: Company materials
Model represented: 1254907.
Descriptive Notes: Company logo on top.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 1 ; Folder 27 (about locations)
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Record Number: 1038

Standard Company Name: Howe Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Howe Sewing Machine Company
Title: [Trade card featuring two cats and a butterfly] / Call and explain the light running, high arm new "G" Howe sewing machine.
Imprint: [Between 1853 and 1886]
Pages: 1
Notes: Format: Trade cards
Descriptive Notes: Trade card featuring two cats and a butterfly.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 1 ; Folder 24 (about locations)
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Record Number: 1086

Standard Company Name: Howe Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Howe Sewing Machine Company
Title: [Trade card featuring a picture of a 'New Howe' sewing machine] / Light running high arm New Howe.
Imprint: [Between 1867 and 1886]
Pages: 1
Notes: Format: Trade cards
Descriptive Notes: Trade card featuring a picture of a "New Howe" sewing machine.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 1 ; Folder 25 (about locations)
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Record Number: 1135

Standard Company Name: Howe Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Howe Sewing Machine Company
Title: [Trade card featuring a picture of a 'New Howe' sewing machine] / Light running high arm New Howe.
Imprint: [Between 1853 and 1886]
Pages: 1
Notes: Format: Trade cards
Descriptive Notes: Trade card featuring a picture of a "New Howe" sewing machine.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 1 ; Folder 25 (about locations)
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Record Number: 1136

Standard Company Name: Howe Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Howe Sewing Machine Company
Title: [Trade card featuring a picture of the New High Arm Howe sewing machine] / Light running high arm new Howe.
Imprint: [Between 1853 and 1886]
Pages: 1
Notes: Format: Trade cards
Descriptive Notes: Trade card featuring a picture of the New High Arm Howe sewing machine.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 1 ; Folder 25 (about locations)
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Record Number: 1138

Standard Company Name: Howe Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Howe Sewing Machine Company
Title: [Trade card featuring a picture of the Howe sewing machine] / Light running high arm new Howe.
Imprint: [Between 1853 and 1886]
Pages: 1
Notes: Format: Trade cards
Descriptive Notes: Trade card featuring a picture of the Howe sewing machine.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 1 ; Folder 25 (about locations)
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Record Number: 1140

Standard Company Name: Howe Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Howe Sewing Machine Company
Title: [Trade card featuring a picture of a Howe sewing machine] / Light running high arm new Howe.
Imprint: [Between 1853 and 1886]
Pages: 1
Notes: Format: Trade cards
Descriptive Notes: Trade card featuring a picture of a Howe sewing machine.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 1 ; Folder 25 (about locations)
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Record Number: 1142

Standard Company Name: Howe Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Howe Sewing Machine Company
Title: [Trade card featuring four young boys next to the Howe Sewing Machine Company logo] / But the best.
Imprint: [Between 1853 and 1886]
Pages: 2
Notes: Format: Trade cards
Descriptive Notes: Trade card featuring four young boys next to the Howe Sewing Machine Company logo.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 1 ; Folder 25 (about locations)
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Record Number: 1143

Standard Company Name: Howe Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Howe Sewing Machine Company
Title: [Trade card featuring a young girl at a sewing machine] / Compliments of the Howe Sewing Machine Company.
Imprint: [Between 1853 and 1886]
Pages: 2
Notes: Format: Trade cards
Descriptive Notes: Trade card featuring a young girl at a sewing machine.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 1 ; Folder 25 (about locations)
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Record Number: 1144

Standard Company Name: Howe Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Howe Sewing Machine Company
Title: [Trade card featuring an advertisement for Elias Howe, Jr. sewing machine] / Elias Howe, Jr. sewing machine.
Imprint: [Between 1853 and 1886]
Pages: 2
Notes: Format: Trade cards
Descriptive Notes: Trade card featuring an advertisement for Elias Howe, Jr. sewing machine.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 1 ; Folder 25 (about locations)
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Record Number: 1145

Standard Company Name: Howe Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Howe Sewing Machine Company
Title: [Trade card featuring pictures of Howe sewing machines model A , model B, model C] / Howe sewing machine.
Imprint: [Between 1853 and 1886]
Pages: 2
Notes: Format: Trade cards
Models represented: A, B, C.
Descriptive Notes: Trade card featuring pictures of Howe sewing machines Model A, Model B, and Model C.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 1 ; Folder 25 (about locations)
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Record Number: 1148

Standard Company Name: Howe Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Howe Sewing Machine Company
Title: [Trade card featuring pictures of Howe sewing machines model A , model B, model C] / Howe sewing machine.
Imprint: [Between 1853 and 1886]
Pages: 2
Notes: Format: Trade cards
Models represented: A, B, C.
Descriptive Notes: Trade card featuring pictures of Howe sewing machines Model A, Model B, and Model C.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 1 ; Folder 25 (about locations)
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Record Number: 1149

Standard Company Name: Howe Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Howe Sewing Machine Company
Title: Elias Howe.
Imprint: [Between 1853 and 1886]
Pages: 1
Notes: Format: Fliers
Descriptive Notes: Picture of Elias Howe.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 1 ; Folder 25 (about locations)
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Record Number: 1150

Standard Company Name: Howe Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Howe Sewing Machine Company
Title: [Trade card featuring a Howe sewing machine] / Howe Machine Company at the front.
Imprint: [Between 1853 and 1886]
Pages: 2
Notes: Format: Trade cards
Descriptive Notes: Trade card featuring a Howe sewing machine.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 1 ; Folder 25 (about locations)
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Record Number: 1153

Standard Company Name: Howe Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Howe Sewing Machine Company
Title: [Trade card featuring two kittens in a bush with a butterfly] / Compliments of the Howe Sewing Machine Company.
Imprint: [Between 1867 and 1886]
Pages: 1
Notes: Format: Trade cards
Model represented: New G.
Descriptive Notes: Trade card featuring two kittens in a bush with a butterfly.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 1 ; Folder 25 (about locations)
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Record Number: 1154

Standard Company Name: Howe Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Howe Sewing Machine Company
Title: [Trade card featuring a description of the Howe Sewing Machine Model G] / New Howe: It happens to be the best.
Imprint: [Between 1853 and 1886]
Pages: 2
Notes: Format: Trade cards
Model represented: G.
Descriptive Notes: Trade card featuring a description of the Howe Sewing Machine Model G.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 1 ; Folder 25 (about locations)
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Record Number: 1151

Standard Company Name: Howe Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Howe Sewing Machine Company
Title: [Trade card featuring an picture of an exotic woman at a sewing machine] / Howe machine company's light running family sewing machine: the new B.
Imprint: [Between 1853 and 1886]
Pages: 1
Notes: Format: Trade cards
Model represented: B.
Descriptive Notes: Trade card featuring an picture of an exotic woman at a sewing machine.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 1 ; Folder 25 (about locations)
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Record Number: 1152

Standard Company Name: Howe Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Howe Sewing Machine Company
Title: [Business card for Howe Sewing Machine Company] / Howe Sewing Machine.
Imprint: [Between 1853 and 1886]
Pages: 1
Notes: Format: Company materials
Descriptive Notes: Business card for Howe Sewing Machine Company.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 1 ; Folder 25 (about locations)
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Record Number: 1155

Standard Company Name: Howe Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Howe Sewing Machine Company
Title: [Trade card featuring prices of sewing machine parts] / Elias Howe's Sewing Machine.
Imprint: [Between 1853 and 1886]
Pages: 1
Notes: Format: Trade cards
Descriptive Notes: Trade card featuring prices of sewing machine parts.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 1 ; Folder 25 (about locations)
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Record Number: 1156

Standard Company Name: Howe Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Howe Sewing Machine Company
Title: [Coin shaped picture of Elias Howe] / Elias Howe: Inventor and Maker
Imprint: [Between 1853 and 1886]
Pages: 1
Notes: Format: Fliers
Descriptive Notes: Profile and picture of Elias Howe in the shape of a coin.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 1 ; Folder 25 (about locations)
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Record Number: 1157

Standard Company Name: Howe Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Howe Sewing Machine Company
Title: [Trade card featuring two kittens in a bush with a butterfly] / Compliments of the Howe Sewing Machine Company.
Imprint: [Between 1867 and 1886]
Pages: 1
Notes: Format: Trade cards
Model represented: New G.
Descriptive Notes: Trade card featuring two kittens in a bush with a butterfly.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 1 ; Folder 25 (about locations)
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Record Number: 1158

Standard Company Name: Howe Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Howe Sewing Machine Company
Title: Business card for Howe Sewing Machine Company. / The Howe sewing machine.
Imprint: [Between 1853 and 1886]
Pages: 1
Notes: Format: Trade cards
Descriptive Notes: Business card for Howe sewing machine company.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 1 ; Folder 27 (about locations)
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Record Number: 1185

Standard Company Name: Howe Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Howe Sewing Machine Company
Title: [Trade card featuring flowers, bird, and butterfly] / Compliments of the Howe Machine Co.
Imprint: [Between 1853 and 1886]
Pages: 1
Notes: Format: Trade cards
Descriptive Notes: Trade card featuring flowers, bird, and butterfly.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 1 ; Folder 27 (about locations)
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Record Number: 1186

Standard Company Name: Howe Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Howe Sewing Machine Company
Title: [Trade card featuring a bird with flowers]
Imprint: [Between 1853 and 1886]
Pages: 1
Notes: Format: Trade cards
Descriptive Notes: Trade card featuring a bird with flowers.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 1 ; Folder 27 (about locations)
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Record Number: 1187

Standard Company Name: Howe Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Howe Sewing Machine Company
Title: [Trade card featuring a young girl in a bonnet] / The easy running "new Howe" sewing machine is the best.
Imprint: [Between 1853 and 1886]
Pages: 1
Notes: Format: Trade cards
Descriptive Notes: Trade card featuring a young girl in a bonnet.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 1 ; Folder 27 (about locations)
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Record Number: 1188

Standard Company Name: Howe Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Howe Sewing Machine Company
Title: [Trade card featuring a bird, a butterfly, and flowers] / New "G" Howe.
Imprint: [Between 1853 and 1886]
Pages: 1
Notes: Format: Trade cards
Descriptive Notes: Trade card featuring a bird, a butterfly, and flowers.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 1 ; Folder 27 (about locations)
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Record Number: 1189

Standard Company Name: Howe Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Howe Sewing Machine Company
Title: [Trade card featuring a bird, a rose, and a butterfly] / New "G" Howe.
Imprint: [Between 1853 and 1886]
Pages: 1
Notes: Format: Trade cards
Descriptive Notes: Trade card featuring a bird, a rose, and a butterfly.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 1 ; Folder 27 (about locations)
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Record Number: 1190

Standard Company Name: Howe Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Howe Sewing Machine Company
Title: [Trade card featuring a Howe sewing machine surrounded in flowers] / The light running high arm new Howe.
Imprint: [Between 1853 and 1886]
Pages: 1
Notes: Format: Trade cards
Descriptive Notes: Trade card featuring a Howe sewing machine surrounded in flowers.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 1 ; Folder 27 (about locations)
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Record Number: 1191

Standard Company Name: Howe Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Howe Sewing Machine Company
Title: [Trade card featuring two women sitting in a living room in front of a Howe sewing machine] / Howe.
Imprint: [Between 1853 and 1886]
Pages: 1
Notes: Format: Trade cards
Descriptive Notes: Trade card featuring two women sitting in a living room in front of a Howe sewing machine.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 1 ; Folder 27 (about locations)
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Record Number: 1192

Standard Company Name: Howe Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: A.B. Howe
Title: Original Howe improved family sewing machine. / The simplest, the most complete, the handsomest, the best sewing machine in the world.
Imprint: [Between 1854 and 1859]
Pages: 2
Notes: Format: Fliers
Descriptive Notes: Picture of woman at a sewing machine.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 1 ; Folder 27 (about locations)
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Record Number: 1200

Standard Company Name: Howe Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Howe Sewing Machine Company
Title: Howe Machine Company. / Lock-stitch sewing machine.
Imprint: [Between 1853 and 1886]
Pages: 2
Notes: Format: Fliers
Descriptive Notes: Company logo and picture of sewing machine.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 1 ; Folder 27 (about locations)
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Record Number: 1201

Standard Company Name: Howe Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: A.B. Howe
Title: Original Howe improved family sewing machine. / The simplest, the most complete, the handsomest, the best s. m. in the world.
Imprint: [Between 1854 and 1859]
Pages: 2
Notes: Format: Trade catalogs
Descriptive Notes: Advertisement for family sewing machine.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 1 ; Folder 27 (about locations)
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Record Number: 1205

Standard Company Name: Howe Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Howe Sewing Machine Company
Title: Howe machine company. / The new letter "O" Have arm manufacturing machine.
Imprint: [Between 1853 and 1886]
Pages: 2
Notes: Format: Trade cards
Model represented: "D".
Descriptive Notes: Features described and detailed, drawing of sewing machine.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 1 ; Folder 27 (about locations)
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Record Number: 1202

Standard Company Name: Howe Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Howe Sewing Machine Company
Title: The Elias Howe sewing machine.
Imprint: [Between 1853 and 1886]
Pages: 2
Notes: Format: Trade catalogs
Descriptive Notes: Advertisement for Howe sewing machine.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 1 ; Folder 27 (about locations)
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Record Number: 1203

Standard Company Name: Howe Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: A.B. Howe
Title: Improved home sewing machines. / For family and manufacturing.
Imprint: [Between 1854 and 1859]
Pages: 4
Notes: Format: Trade catalogs
Descriptive Notes: Descriptions and prices of sewing machines.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 1 ; Folder 27 (about locations)
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Record Number: 1208

Standard Company Name: Howe Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: A.B. Howe
Title: Family sewing machine for all purposes is the original Howe improved.
Imprint: [Between 1854 and 1859]
Pages: 2
Notes: Format: Trade catalogs
Descriptive Notes: Trade catalog for Howe Sewing Machines.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 1 ; Folder 27 (about locations)
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Record Number: 1289

Standard Company Name: Howe Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: A.B. Howe
Title: Howe's improved family sewing machine. / Simplest, the most complete, the handsomest, the best sewing machine in the world.
Imprint: [Between 1854 and 1859]
Pages: 2
Notes: Format: Trade catalogs
Descriptive Notes: Trade catalog for Howe sewing machines
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 1 ; Folder 27 (about locations)
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Record Number: 1290

Standard Company Name: Howe Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Howe Machine Co.
Title: [Receipt for payment]
Imprint: 1871
Pages: 2
Notes: Format: Company materials
Descriptive Notes: Receipt for payment.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 2 ; Folder 10 (about locations)
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Record Number: 1496

Standard Company Name: Howe Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Howe
Title: The Howe sewing machine.
Imprint: [ca. 1874]
Pages: 2
Notes: Format: Trade cards
Descriptive Notes: Trade card advertising the Howe sewing machine. Sales numbers of Howe and competitors and invitation to the Franklin Institute Fair on back.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Textiles Collection. Box: 25 ; Folder 0 (about locations)
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Record Number: 3224

Standard Company Name: Howe Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Howe
Title: The Howe sewing machine.
Imprint: 1874
Pages: 2
Notes: Format: Trade cards
Descriptive Notes: Trade card advertising the Howe sewing machine. Sales numbers of Howe and competitors and invitation to the Franklin Institute Fair on back.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 25 ; Folder 0 (about locations)
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Record Number: 3225

Standard Company Name: Howe Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Howe Machine Co.
Title: [Trade card featuring dandelions and an image of a sewing machine]
Imprint: [Between 1867 and 1886]
Pages: 1
Notes: Format: Trade cards
Descriptive Notes: Trade card featuring dandelions and image of sewing machine.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Textiles Collection. Box: 26 ; Folder 0 (about locations)
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Record Number: 3279

Standard Company Name: Howe Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Howe Sewing Machine Co.
Title: [Barlow Insurance surveys fire insurance supplement of the Howe Sewing Machine Company's works, Bridgeport, Conn.]
Imprint: [Between 1878 and 1881]
Pages: 3
Notes: Format: Map
Descriptive Notes: Description of the Howe Sewing Machine Company's works, the Bridgeport Corset Co., and the New Howe Manufacturing Co., Bridgeport, Conn.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Barlow's Insurance Surveys. Box: 2 ; Folder 2 (about locations)
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Record Number: 4321

Standard Company Name: Howe Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Howe Sewing Machine Co.
Title: [Lease for a Howe sewing machine]
Imprint: 1883
Pages: 1
Notes: Format: Company materials
Model represented: Howe sewing machine 529080.
Descriptive Notes: Lease for Howe sewing machine #529080 to W. Wilkins.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. World Expositions. Box: 3 ; Folder 7, Philadelphia 1876 (about locations)
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Record Number: 4426

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