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Sewing Machines | Historical Trade Literature in Smithsonian Collections
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Standard Company Name: Wilson Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Wilson Sewing Machine Company
Title: Directions for using the new Buckeye under-feed sewing machine. / You cannot use the machine until you thoroughly understand the directions.
Imprint: [Between 1867 and 1876]
Pages: 8
Notes: Format: Manuals
Model represented: Under-feed sewing machine.
Descriptive Notes: Instructions for using Buckeye under-feed sewing machine; diagram of machine with map detailing parts.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Textiles Collection. Box: 1 ; Folder 0 (about locations)
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Record Number: 801

Standard Company Name: Wilson Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Wilson Sewing Machine Company
Title: Directions for using the new Buckeye under-feed sewing machine. / You cannot use the machine until you thoroughly understand the directions.
Imprint: [between 1867 and 1885]
Pages: 8
Notes: Format: Manuals
Model represented: Under-feed sewing machine.
Descriptive Notes: Instructions for using Buckeye under-feed sewing machine; diagram of machine with map detailing parts.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Textiles Collection. Box: 1 ; Folder 0 (about locations)
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Record Number: 802

Standard Company Name: Wilson Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Wilson Sewing Machine Company
Title: Directions for using the new Buckeye under-feed sewing machine. / You cannot use the machine until you thoroughly understand the directions.
Imprint: [between 1867 and 1885]
Pages: 8
Notes: Format: Manuals
Model represented: Under-feed sewing machine.
Descriptive Notes: Instructions for using Buckeye under-feed sewing machine; diagram of machine with map detailing parts.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Textiles Collection. Box: 1 ; Folder 0 (about locations)
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Record Number: 803

Standard Company Name: Wilson Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Wilson Sewing Machine Company
Title: Directions for using the new Buckeye under-feed sewing machine. / You cannot use the machine until you thoroughly understand the directions.
Imprint: [between 1867 and 1885]
Pages: 8
Notes: Format: Manuals
Model represented: Under-feed sewing machine.
Descriptive Notes: Instructions for using Buckeye under-feed sewing machine; diagram of machine with map detailing parts.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Textiles Collection. Box: 1 ; Folder 0 (about locations)
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Record Number: 804

Standard Company Name: Wilson Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Wilson Sewing Machine Company
Title: Directions for using the Buckeye sewing machine. / You cannot use the machine until you fully understand the directions.
Imprint: [Between 1867 and 1876]
Pages: 12
Notes: Format: Manuals
Descriptive Notes: Instructions; diagrams of Buckeye sewing machine.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Textiles Collection. Box: 1 ; Folder 0 (about locations)
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Record Number: 805

Standard Company Name: Wilson Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Wilson Sewing Machine Co.
Title: [Business card of special travelling agent Wm. C. Shaw]
Imprint: [Between 1860 and 1880]
Pages: 2
Notes: Format: Company materials
Descriptive Notes: Business card of special travelling agent Wm. C. Shaw. Picture of a sewing machine on back.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 4 ; Folder 16 (about locations)
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Record Number: 2888

Standard Company Name: Wilson Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Wilson Sewing Machine Co.
Title: [Business card of agent D.B. Piper of Keene, N.H.]
Imprint: [between 1867 and 1886]
Pages: 1
Notes: Format: Company materials
Descriptive Notes: Business card of agent D.B. Piper of Keene, NH.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 4 ; Folder 16 (about locations)
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Record Number: 2921

Standard Company Name: Wilson Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Wilson Sewing Machine Company
Title: Official report of George A. Fairfield, Esq. to the United States Government, descriptive of the world renowned Wilson Shuttle sewing machine.
Imprint: 1873
Pages: 4
Notes: Format: Fliers
Model represented: Wilson.
Descriptive Notes: Official report of George A. Fairfield, Esq. to the United States Government Descriptive of the world renowned Wilson Shuttle sewing machine.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 4 ; Folder 17 (about locations)
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Record Number: 2979

Standard Company Name: Wilson Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Wilson Sewing Machine Co.
Title: [Business letter concerning agent recruitment]
Imprint: 1872
Pages: 1
Notes: Format: Company materials
Descriptive Notes: Business letter concerning agent recruitment.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 4 ; Folder 29 (about locations)
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Record Number: 3448

Standard Company Name: Wilson Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Wilson Sewing Machine Co.
Title: To Postmasters free; a valuable invention.
Imprint: 1877
Pages: 2
Notes: Format: Company materials
Descriptive Notes: Cover letter for survey offering free attachment set to postmasters who fill in names of Wilson agents in their area.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 4 ; Folder 29 (about locations)
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Record Number: 3449

Standard Company Name: Wilson Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Wilson Sewing Machine Co.
Title: Illustrated parts of the Wilson (family) machines.
Imprint: [Between 1860 and 1880]
Pages: 2
Notes: Format: Parts lists
Descriptive Notes: Images and prices of parts.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 4 ; Folder 29 (about locations)
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Record Number: 3451

Standard Company Name: Wilson Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: W.G. Wilson and Co.
Title: A household necessity, the star shuttle sewing machine.
Imprint: 1868
Pages: 1
Notes: Format: Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
Descriptive Notes: Advertisement for the star shuttle machine.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 4 ; Folder 29 (about locations)
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Record Number: 3452

Standard Company Name: Wilson Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Wilson Sewing Machine Co.
Title: [Flier advertising the new Wilson sewing machine]
Imprint: [1867]
Pages: 2
Notes: Format: Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
Descriptive Notes: Flier advertising the new Wilson sewing machine.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 4 ; Folder 29 (about locations)
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Record Number: 3456

Standard Company Name: Wilson Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Wilson Sewing Machine Co.
Title: Directions and instructions for buying and using the Wilson shuttle sewing machine.
Imprint: [1873]
Pages: 48
Notes: Format: Trade catalogs
Models represented: 5, 6, 7, 8.
Descriptive Notes: Information about and images of models, instructions for using models and attachments, prices, advertising text, testimonials, pictures of salesroom and manufactory.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 4 ; Folder 29 (about locations)
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Record Number: 3450

Standard Company Name: Wilson Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Wilson Sewing Machine Co.
Title: Hints to agents; how to sell for cash.
Imprint: [Between 1860 and 1880]
Pages: 4
Notes: Format: Fliers
Descriptive Notes: Pamphlet containing useful advice for agents.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 4 ; Folder 29 (about locations)
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Record Number: 3453

Standard Company Name: Wilson Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: The Wilson Sewing Machine Co.
Title: Vienna international exhibition 1873; official report of George A. Fairfield, Esq. to the United States government descriptive of the world renowned Wilson shuttle sewing machine. / Official report. The Wilson shuttle sewing machine.
Imprint: 1873
Pages: 4
Notes: Format: Fliers
Descriptive Notes: Official report concerning the Wilson machine at the exhibition.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 4 ; Folder 29 (about locations)
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Record Number: 3454

Standard Company Name: Wilson Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Wilson Sewing Machine Co.
Title: [Bill over $86 to Dennis P. Viper for two Wilson no.9 machines and attachments]
Imprint: 1874
Pages: 1
Notes: Format: Company materials
Descriptive Notes: Bill over $86 to Dennis P. Viper for two Wilson no.9 machines and attachments.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 4 ; Folder 29 (about locations)
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Record Number: 3455

Standard Company Name: Wilson Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Wilson Sewing Machine Co.
Title: The Wilson shuttle sewing machine.
Imprint: [1871]
Pages: 4
Notes: Format: Fliers
Descriptive Notes: Flier advertising Wilson sewing machines, advertising text, picture of manufactory.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 4 ; Folder 29 (about locations)
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Record Number: 3457

Standard Company Name: Wilson Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Wilson Sewing Machine Co.
Title: Common sense; how to save money, startling disclosures; read carefully, it will astonish, profit and gratify you.
Imprint: 1872
Pages: 4
Notes: Format: Fliers
Descriptive Notes: Advertising text, newspaper article reprint, picture of Cleveland manufactory.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 4 ; Folder 29 (about locations)
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Record Number: 3460

Standard Company Name: Wilson Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Wilson Sewing Machine Co.
Title: [Circular containing terms and conditions for agent employment]
Imprint: [1870]
Pages: 2
Notes: Format: Fliers
Descriptive Notes: Circular containing terms and conditions for agent employment.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 4 ; Folder 29 (about locations)
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Record Number: 3461

Standard Company Name: Wilson Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Wilson Sewing Machine Co.
Title: New and wonderful; an invention that should have been discovered twenty-five years ago; the Wilson mending attachment.
Imprint: [Between 1860 and 1880]
Pages: 1
Notes: Format: Fliers
Descriptive Notes: Flier advertising the Wilson mending attachment.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 4 ; Folder 29 (about locations)
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Record Number: 3462

Standard Company Name: Wilson Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Wilson Sewing Machine Co.
Title: Hints to agents; how to sell for cash.
Imprint: [Between 1860 and 1880]
Pages: 4
Notes: Format: Fliers
Descriptive Notes: Pamphlet containing useful advice for agents.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 4 ; Folder 29 (about locations)
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Record Number: 3463

Standard Company Name: Wilson Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: W.G. Wilson and Co.
Title: The star shuttle sewing machine.
Imprint: 1867
Pages: 2
Notes: Format: Fliers
Descriptive Notes: Flier advertising star shuttle machine. Extensive advertising text on back.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 4 ; Folder 29 (about locations)
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Record Number: 3464

Standard Company Name: Wilson Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Wilson Sewing Machine Co.
Title: [Business letter to J. Fred'k Stevens, Esq. concerning agent recruitment]
Imprint: 1874
Pages: 1
Notes: Format: Company materials
Descriptive Notes: Business letter to J. Fred'k Stevens, Esq. Concerning agent recruitment.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 4 ; Folder 29 (about locations)
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Record Number: 3465

Standard Company Name: Wilson Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Wilson Sewing Machine Co.
Title: The Wilson manufacturing machine.
Imprint: [ca. 1875]
Pages: 4
Notes: Format: Fliers
Models represented: 10, 12.
Descriptive Notes: Images and prices of models, advertising text for Wilson sewing machines.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 4 ; Folder 29 (about locations)
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Record Number: 3466

Standard Company Name: Wilson Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Wilson Sewing Machine Co.
Title: [Trade card featuring women sewing by hand and girl at a sewing machine]
Imprint: [Between 1860 and 1880]
Pages: 2
Notes: Format: Trade cards
Descriptive Notes: Trade card featuring woman sewing by hand and girl at sewing machine.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 4 ; Folder 29 (about locations)
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Record Number: 3467

Standard Company Name: Wilson Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Wilson Sewing Machine Co.
Title: The Wilson shuttle sewing machine.
Imprint: [1871]
Pages: 2
Notes: Format: Fliers
Model represented: 5.
Descriptive Notes: Image and price of model no. 5. Images of medals awarded to Wilson on back.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 4 ; Folder 29 (about locations)
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Record Number: 3468

Standard Company Name: Wilson Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Wilson Sewing Machine Co.
Title: [Trade card featuring a dead man mourned for by his family]
Imprint: [Between 1860 and 1880]
Pages: 2
Notes: Format: Trade cards
Descriptive Notes: Trade card featuring dead man mourned for by his family.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 4 ; Folder 29 (about locations)
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Record Number: 3469

Standard Company Name: Wilson Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Wilson Sewing Machine Co.
Title: [Envelope addressed to A. Levison, Bedford]
Imprint: [Between 1860 and 1880]
Pages: 1
Notes: Format: Company materials
Descriptive Notes: Envelope addressed to A. Levison, Bedford.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 4 ; Folder 29 (about locations)
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Record Number: 3471

Standard Company Name: Wilson Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Wilson Sewing Machine Co.
Title: [Sheet of ornamentation designs for Wilson]
Imprint: [Between 1860 and 1880]
Pages: 1
Notes: Format: Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
Descriptive Notes: Sheet of ornamentation designs for Wilson. Labeled photo of Wilson machine attached.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 4 ; Folder 30 (about locations)
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Record Number: 3473

Standard Company Name: Wilson Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Wilson Sewing Machine Co.
Title: [Trade card featuring a facsimile of embroidered flowers]
Imprint: [Between 1870 and 1899]
Pages: 2
Notes: Format: Trade cards
Descriptive Notes: Trade card featuring facsimile of embroidered flowers, advertisement for Wilson oscillating shuttle sewing machine. Sample of darning and advertisement for Wilson mending attachment.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 4 ; Folder 29 (about locations)
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Record Number: 3470

Standard Company Name: Wilson Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Wilson Sewing Machine Co.
Title: Special instructions. / How to sell sewing machines.
Imprint: [Between 1860 and 1880]
Pages: 17
Notes: Format: Manuals
Descriptive Notes: Booklet containing advice for selling sewing machines; price list, space for notes, instructions for sending money by mail.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 4 ; Folder 29 (about locations)
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Record Number: 3472

Standard Company Name: Wilson Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Wilson Sewing Machine Co.
Title: [Barlow insurance surveys fire insurance map of the Wilson Sewing Machine Co. Works, Wallingford, Conn.]
Imprint: [Between 1883 and 1891]
Pages: 5
Notes: Format: Map
Descriptive Notes: Scale map and description of the Wilson Sewing Machine Co. and the Metropolitan Rubber Co.'s factory.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Barlow's Insurance Surveys. Box: 3 ; Folder 6 (about locations)
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Record Number: 4425

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