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Sewing Machines | Historical Trade Literature in Smithsonian Collections
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Standard Company Name: Illinois Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Illinois Sewing Machine Company
Title: Illinois Sewing Machine Co. / Manufacturers of new Royal sewing machines.
Imprint: [Between 1895 and ca. 1897]
Pages: 12
Notes: Format: Trade catalogs
Models represented: Cabinet 8, 10, 12, 15, 17.
Descriptive Notes: Very detailed images of sewing machine cabinets.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 2 ; Folder 1 (about locations)
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Record Number: 825

Standard Company Name: Illinois Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Illinois Sewing Machine Company
Title: Illinois Sewing Machine Company. / Rockford, Illinois.
Imprint: [Between 1895 and ca. 1897]
Pages: 2
Notes: Format: Trade cards
Models represented: 69 New Royal "A", 18.
Descriptive Notes: Trial offer form for customers.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 2 ; Folder 1 (about locations)
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Record Number: 830

Standard Company Name: Illinois Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Illinois Sewing Machine Company
Title: Illinois Sewing Machine Co. / Chicago, Illinois.
Imprint: [Between 1895 and ca. 1897]
Pages: 2
Notes: Format: Trade cards
Models represented: Cabinet 8, 10, 12, 15, 17.
Descriptive Notes: Trial shipment offer card.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 2 ; Folder 1 (about locations)
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Record Number: 831

Standard Company Name: Illinois Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Illinois Sewing Machine Company
Title: Illinois Sewing Machine Co. / Rockford, Illinois.
Imprint: [Between 1895 and ca. 1897]
Pages: 2
Notes: Format: Trade cards
Descriptive Notes: Trial offer card.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 2 ; Folder 1 (about locations)
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Record Number: 832

Standard Company Name: Illinois Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Illinois Sewing Machine Company
Title: Illinois Sewing Machine Co. / Rockford, Illinois.
Imprint: [Between 1895 and ca. 1897]
Pages: 2
Notes: Format: Trade cards
Model represented: 22 New Royal "A".
Descriptive Notes: Trial offer card.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 2 ; Folder 1 (about locations)
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Record Number: 833

Standard Company Name: Illinois Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Illinois Sewing Machine Company
Title: [Correspondence from company to customer detailing prices of S. M. cabinets]
Imprint: 1900
Pages: 1
Notes: Format: Company materials
Models represented: Cabinet 8, 10, 15.
Descriptive Notes: Correspondence from company to customer detailing prices of sewing machine cabinets. Company logo featured.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 2 ; Folder 1 (about locations)
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Record Number: 826

Standard Company Name: Illinois Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Illinois Sewing Machine Company
Title: [Correspondence from company to customers advertising cabinets]
Imprint: 1901
Pages: 1
Notes: Format: Company materials
Models represented: Cabinet 18, 26.
Descriptive Notes: Correspondence from company to customers advertising cabinets; company logo featured.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 2 ; Folder 1 (about locations)
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Record Number: 827

Standard Company Name: Illinois Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Illinois Sewing Machine Company
Title: [Correspondence from company to customers advertising cabinets]
Imprint: 1905
Pages: 1
Notes: Format: Company materials
Model represented: Cabinet 22 ("New Royal").
Descriptive Notes: Correspondence from company to customers advertising cabinets; company logo featured.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 2 ; Folder 1 (about locations)
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Record Number: 828

Standard Company Name: Illinois Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Illinois Sewing Machine Company
Title: A new combination in sewing machines. / The new Royal made by Illinois S. M. Co.
Imprint: [Between 1895 and ca. 1897]
Pages: 18
Notes: Format: Trade catalogs
Models represented: Cabinet 8, 10, 12, 15, 17.
Descriptive Notes: Features and illustrations of Illinois Sewing Machine Company cabinets.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 2 ; Folder 1 (about locations)
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Record Number: 829

Standard Company Name: Illinois Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Illinois Sewing Machine Company
Title: [Correspondence from company to customer]
Imprint: 1901
Pages: 1
Notes: Format: Company materials
Models represented: Cabinets 8, 10, 12, 15, 17.
Descriptive Notes: Advertisement.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 2 ; Folder 1 (about locations)
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Record Number: 834

Standard Company Name: Illinois Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Illinois Sewing Machine Company
Title: [Correspondence from company to customer detailing trial offer]
Imprint: 1913
Pages: 1
Notes: Format: Company materials
Models represented: Cabinets 69, 18.
Descriptive Notes: Correspondence from company to customer detailing trial offer; company logo featured.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 2 ; Folder 1 (about locations)
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Record Number: 835

Standard Company Name: Illinois Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Illinois Sewing Machine Company
Title: [Correspondence from company to customer about special offer]
Imprint: 1915
Pages: 1
Notes: Format: Company materials
Models represented: 18, 59.
Descriptive Notes: Correspondence from company to customer about special offer; company logo featured.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 2 ; Folder 1 (about locations)
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Record Number: 836

Standard Company Name: Illinois Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Illinois Sewing Machine Company
Title: [Correspondence from company to customer detailing special offer]
Imprint: 1916
Pages: 1
Notes: Format: Company materials
Models represented: 738, 956.
Descriptive Notes: Correspondence from company to customer detailing special offer; company logo featured.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 2 ; Folder 1 (about locations)
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Record Number: 837

Standard Company Name: Illinois Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Illinois Sewing Machine Company
Title: [Correspondence from company to customer detailing special offer]
Imprint: 1913
Pages: 1
Notes: Format: Company materials
Models represented: 22 New Royal "A", 38 Oakwood.
Descriptive Notes: Correspondence from company to customer detailing special offer.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 2 ; Folder 1 (about locations)
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Record Number: 838

Standard Company Name: Illinois Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Illinois Sewing Machine Company
Title: [Correspondence from company to customer detailing special offer]
Imprint: 1905
Pages: 1
Notes: Format: Company materials
Models represented: 22, 98 (New Royal).
Descriptive Notes: Correspondence from company to customer detailing special offer; company logo featured.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 2 ; Folder 1 (about locations)
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Record Number: 839

Standard Company Name: Illinois Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Illinois Sewing Machine Company
Title: [Correspondence from company to customer about special offer]
Imprint: 1913
Pages: 1
Notes: Format: Company materials
Model represented: 22.
Descriptive Notes: Correspondence from company to customer about special offer; company logo featured.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 2 ; Folder 1 (about locations)
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Record Number: 840

Standard Company Name: Illinois Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Illinois Sewing Machine Company
Title: Why it pays to sell machines aside from direct profits realized. / Merchants, your competitors, who do not carry sewing machines , and in this way you get them on your books and make customers of them.
Imprint: [Between 1895 and ca. 1897]
Pages: 1
Notes: Format: Fliers
Descriptive Notes: Advertisement.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 2 ; Folder 1 (about locations)
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Record Number: 841

Standard Company Name: Illinois Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Illinois Sewing Machine Company
Title: [Correspondence from company to customer detailing special offer]
Imprint: 1901
Pages: 1
Notes: Format: Company materials
Models represented: 8, 10, 12, 15, 17.
Descriptive Notes: Correspondence from company to customer detailing special offer; company logo featured.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 2 ; Folder 1 (about locations)
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Record Number: 842

Standard Company Name: Illinois Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Illinois Sewing Machine Company
Title: [Correspondence from company to customer detailing special offer]
Imprint: 1900
Pages: 1
Notes: Format: Company materials
Models represented: 8, 10, 15.
Descriptive Notes: Correspondence from company to customer detailing special offer; company logo featured.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 2 ; Folder 1 (about locations)
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Record Number: 843

Standard Company Name: Illinois Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Illinois Sewing Machine Company
Title: Style no. 956 improved new royal.
Imprint: [Between 1895 and ca. 1897]
Pages: 2
Notes: Format: Trade catalogs
Model represented: 956 cabinet.
Descriptive Notes: Illustration and description of cabinet.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 2 ; Folder 2 (about locations)
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Record Number: 844

Standard Company Name: Illinois Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Illinois Sewing Machine Company
Title: No. 22 new Royal. / Ball bearing automatic drops head cabinet.
Imprint: [Between 1895 and ca. 1897]
Pages: 2
Notes: Format: Trade catalogs
Model represented: 22 New Royal cabinet.
Descriptive Notes: Illustration and description of cabinet.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 2 ; Folder 2 (about locations)
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Record Number: 853

Standard Company Name: Illinois Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Illinois Sewing Machine Company
Title: No. 738. / Automatic drawer locking Oakwood.
Imprint: [Between 1895 and ca. 1897]
Pages: 1
Notes: Format: Trade catalogs
Model represented: Drawer/cabinet.
Descriptive Notes: Illustration and features of cabinet.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 2 ; Folder 2 (about locations)
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Record Number: 854

Standard Company Name: Illinois Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Illinois Sewing Machine Company
Title: Check from company to customer.
Imprint: 1905
Pages: 1
Notes: Format: Company materials
Descriptive Notes: Check from Illinois Sewing Machine Company featuring company logo.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 2 ; Folder 2 (about locations)
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Record Number: 855

Standard Company Name: Illinois Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Illinois Sewing Machine Company
Title: Terms December 1st. / Special order blank.
Imprint: [Between 1895 and ca. 1897]
Pages: 1
Notes: Format: Company materials
Models represented: 956, 738 (cabinets).
Descriptive Notes: Order form.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 2 ; Folder 2 (about locations)
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Record Number: 856

Standard Company Name: Illinois Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Illinois Sewing Machine Company
Title: Order blank.
Imprint: [Between 1895 and ca. 1897]
Pages: 1
Notes: Format: Company materials
Models represented: 59, 18 (cabinet).
Descriptive Notes: "Order blank" form.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 2 ; Folder 2 (about locations)
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Record Number: 857

Standard Company Name: Illinois Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Illinois Sewing Machine Company
Title: Art of selling sewing machines. / A country merchant's opinion.
Imprint: [Between 1895 and ca. 1897]
Pages: 4
Notes: Format: Fliers
Descriptive Notes: Essay on how to sell sewing machines.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 2 ; Folder 2 (about locations)
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Record Number: 1217

Standard Company Name: Illinois Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Illinois Sewing Machine Company
Title: [Trade card featuring three women sitting next to a New Royal sewing machine] / Beauty and utility combined.
Imprint: [Between 1895 and ca. 1897]
Pages: 1
Notes: Format: Trade cards
Descriptive Notes: Trade card featuring three women sitting next to a New Royal sewing machine.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 2 ; Folder 2 (about locations)
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Record Number: 1218

Standard Company Name: Illinois Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Illinois Sewing Machine Company
Title: Progressive methods.
Imprint: [Between 1895 and ca. 1897]
Pages: 4
Notes: Format: Trade catalogs
Models represented: Cabinets 8, 10, 15.
Descriptive Notes: Advertisements, featuring illustrations and descriptions, for cabinets nos. 8, 10, and 15.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 2 ; Folder 2 (about locations)
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Record Number: 1219

Standard Company Name: Illinois Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Illinois Sewing Machine Company
Title: Simplicity, "that's it." / It is the keynote of all our plans.
Imprint: [Between 1895 and ca. 1897]
Pages: 4
Notes: Format: Trade catalogs
Models represented: Cabinets 18, 26.
Descriptive Notes: Advertisement, featuring illustrations and descriptions, for cabinets number 18 and 26.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 2 ; Folder 2 (about locations)
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Record Number: 1220

Standard Company Name: Illinois Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Illinois Sewing Machine Company
Title: Number 22. / New royal automatic drop head cabinet.
Imprint: [Between 1895 and ca. 1897]
Pages: 2
Notes: Format: Fliers
Model represented: 22 New Royal A.
Descriptive Notes: Detailed illustration and description of number 22 sewing machine.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 2 ; Folder 2 (about locations)
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Record Number: 1221

Standard Company Name: Illinois Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Illinois Sewing Machine Company
Title: This is the ball bearing and automatic lift described in our previous letter.
Imprint: [Between 1895 and ca. 1897]
Pages: 1
Notes: Format: Fliers
Models represented: 18, 69.
Descriptive Notes: Illustrations of machines number 18 and 69 and descriptions of lifts and bearings.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 2 ; Folder 2 (about locations)
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Record Number: 1222

Standard Company Name: Illinois Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Illinois Sewing Machine Company
Title: Number 22. / New Royal automatic drop head cabinet.
Imprint: [Between 1895 and ca. 1897]
Pages: 2
Notes: Format: Fliers
Model represented: New Royal cabinet 22.
Descriptive Notes: Illustrations and descriptions of number 22 New Royal Cabinet.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 2 ; Folder 2 (about locations)
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Record Number: 1223

Standard Company Name: Illinois Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Illinois Sewing Machine Company
Title: Number 22. / New Royal automatic drop head cabinet.
Imprint: [Between 1895 and ca. 1897]
Pages: 2
Notes: Format: Fliers
Descriptive Notes: Pictures and descriptions of machine parts.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 2 ; Folder 2 (about locations)
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Record Number: 1229

Standard Company Name: Illinois Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Illinois Sewing Machine Company
Title: Wonderful bargain is being offered you.
Imprint: [Between 1895 and ca. 1897]
Pages: 1
Notes: Format: Fliers
Models represented: 18, 59.
Descriptive Notes: Pictures and descriptions of number 18 and number 59.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 2 ; Folder 2 (about locations)
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Record Number: 1230

Standard Company Name: Illinois Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Illinois Sewing Machine Company
Title: Number 22. / New Royal automatic drop head cabinet.
Imprint: [Between 1895 and ca. 1897]
Pages: 2
Notes: Format: Fliers
Model represented: 22 cabinet.
Descriptive Notes: Advertisement for number 22 cabinet
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 2 ; Folder 2 (about locations)
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Record Number: 1231

Standard Company Name: Illinois Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Illinois Sewing Machine Company
Title: Quality counts. / New royal sewing machine is a combination of quality and beauty at a reasonable price.
Imprint: [Between 1895 and ca. 1897]
Pages: 1
Notes: Format: Fliers
Models represented: Cabinets 22, 29, 98.
Descriptive Notes: Pictures and descriptions of Number 22 cabinet, number 29 cabinet, and number 98 cabinet.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 2 ; Folder 2 (about locations)
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Record Number: 1232

Standard Company Name: Illinois Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Illinois Sewing Machine Company
Title: New royal is chief. / To the trade.
Imprint: [Between 1895 and ca. 1897]
Pages: 13
Notes: Format: Trade catalogs
Models represented: 22 cabinet, 40 cabinet, 30 cabinet, 38 cabinet, 69 cabinet, 78 cabinet, 98 cabinet.
Descriptive Notes: Pictures and descriptions of Number 22 cabinet; Number 40 cabinet; Number 30 cabinet; Number 38 cabinet; Number 69 cabinet; Number 78 cabinet; Number 98 cabinet.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 2 ; Folder 2 (about locations)
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Record Number: 1233

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