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Sewing Machines | Historical Trade Literature in Smithsonian Collections
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Standard Company Name: Florence Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Florence Sewing Machine Company
Title: Directions for using the Florence sewing machine.
Imprint: 1878
Pages: 16
Notes: Format: Manuals
Descriptive Notes: Picture of Florence Sewing Machine Company plant on cover; instructions; line drawings demonstrating using attachments.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Textiles Collection. Box: 1 ; Folder 0 (about locations)
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Record Number: 822

Standard Company Name: Florence Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Florence Sewing Machine Company
Title: [Advertisement from Harper's Monthly, August 1866] / Florence lock-stitch sewing machines.
Imprint: 1866
Pages: 1
Notes: Format: Fliers
Descriptive Notes: List of principal Florence Sewing Machine Company agencies.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Textiles Collection. Box: 1 ; Folder 0 (about locations)
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Record Number: 823

Standard Company Name: Florence Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Florence Sewing Machine Company
Title: [Page from an encyclopedia]
Imprint: [Between 1860 and 1885]
Pages: 1
Notes: Format: Fliers
Descriptive Notes: Picture of Florence sewing machine; picture of Grove and Baker sewing machine; picture of Willcox and Gibbs sewing machine.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Textiles Collection. Box: 1 ; Folder 0 (about locations)
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Record Number: 848

Standard Company Name: Florence Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Florence Sewing Machine Company
Title: Florence advocate; extra low prices and cash sales.
Imprint: 1873
Pages: 2
Notes: Format: Fliers
Models represented: Back feed machine, ornamental machine.
Descriptive Notes: Features pictures of machines with prices.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Textiles Collection. Box: 1 ; Folder 0 (about locations)
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Record Number: 847

Standard Company Name: Florence Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Florence Sewing Machine Company
Title: Florence advocate; extra. / Low prices and cash sales.
Imprint: 1873
Pages: 2
Notes: Format: Fliers
Models represented: Back feed machine, ornamental machine.
Descriptive Notes: Features pictures of machines with prices.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Textiles Collection. Box: 1 ; Folder 0 (about locations)
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Record Number: 845

Standard Company Name: Florence Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Florence Sewing Machine Company
Title: Florence advocate; extra low prices and cash sales.
Imprint: 1873
Pages: 2
Notes: Format: Fliers
Models represented: Back feed machine, ornamental machine.
Descriptive Notes: Features pictures of machines with prices.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Textiles Collection. Box: 1 ; Folder 0 (about locations)
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Record Number: 846

Standard Company Name: Florence Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Florence Sewing Machine Company
Title: [Trade card featuring a bouquet of flowers] / New Crown sewing machine
Imprint: [Between 1860 and 1885]
Pages: 1
Notes: Format: Trade cards
Descriptive Notes: Trade card featuring a bouquet of flowers.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 1 ; Folder 24 (about locations)
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Record Number: 1070

Standard Company Name: Florence Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Florence Sewing Machine Company
Title: [Correspondence with customer describing Goodrich sewing machine]
Imprint: [Between 1860 and 1885]
Pages: 2
Notes: Format: Company materials
Descriptive Notes: Correspondence with customer describing Goodrich sewing machine.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 1 ; Folder 19 (about locations)
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Record Number: 1129

Standard Company Name: Florence Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Florence Sewing Machine Company
Title: Florence sewing machine company, Florence, MA. / Manufacturers of the celebrated reversible feed sewing machine.
Imprint: [Between 1860 and 1885]
Pages: 4
Notes: Format: Trade catalogs
Models represented: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.
Descriptive Notes: Illustration of Florence Sewing Machine.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 1 ; Folder 18 (about locations)
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Record Number: 1159

Standard Company Name: Florence Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Florence Sewing Machine Company
Title: [Trade card featuring a bouquet of flowers] / New Crown sewing machine.
Imprint: [Between 1860 and 1885]
Pages: 1
Notes: Format: Trade cards
Model represented: New Crowne.
Descriptive Notes: Trade card featuring a bouquet of flowers.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 1 ; Folder 18 (about locations)
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Record Number: 1160

Standard Company Name: Florence Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Florence Sewing Machine Company
Title: [Trade card featuring a bouquet of flowers] / New Crown Sewing Machine.
Imprint: [Between 1860 and 1885]
Pages: 1
Notes: Format: Trade cards
Model represented: New Crown.
Descriptive Notes: Trade card featuring a bouquet of flowers.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 1 ; Folder 18 (about locations)
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Record Number: 1161

Standard Company Name: Florence Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Florence Sewing Machine Company
Title: [Trade card featuring a bouquet of flowers] / New Crown Sewing Machine.
Imprint: [Between 1860 and 1885]
Pages: 1
Notes: Format: Trade cards
Descriptive Notes: Trade card featuring a bouquet of flowers.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 1 ; Folder 18 (about locations)
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Record Number: 1162

Standard Company Name: Florence Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Florence Sewing Machine Company
Title: [Trade card featuring a winter scene in the woods with two young girls and a house] / New Crown sewing machine.
Imprint: [Between 1860 and 1885]
Pages: 1
Notes: Format: Trade cards
Descriptive Notes: Trade card featuring a winter scene in the woods with two young girls and a house.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 1 ; Folder 18 (about locations)
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Record Number: 1163

Standard Company Name: Florence Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Florence Sewing Machine Company
Title: [Trade card featuring three small children (1 boy and 2 girls) sitting on a bench] / America's finest machine.
Imprint: [Between 1860 and 1885]
Pages: 1
Notes: Format: Trade cards
Descriptive Notes: Trade card featuring three small children (1 boy and 2 girls) sitting on a bench.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 1 ; Folder 18 (about locations)
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Record Number: 1164

Standard Company Name: Florence Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Florence Sewing Machine Company
Title: [Trade card featuring a vibrantly colorful fall scene in the woods] / New Crown.
Imprint: [Between 1860 and 1885]
Pages: 1
Notes: Format: Trade cards
Model represented: New Crown.
Descriptive Notes: Trade card featuring a vibrantly colorful fall scene in the woods.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 1 ; Folder 18 (about locations)
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Record Number: 1165

Standard Company Name: Florence Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Florence Sewing Machine Company
Title: [Trade card featuring a scene in a woods with a bridge over water and a man in a boat] / New Crown.
Imprint: [Between 1860 and 1885]
Pages: 1
Notes: Format: Trade cards
Model represented: New Crown.
Descriptive Notes: Trade card featuring a scene in a woods with a bridge over water and a man in a boat.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 1 ; Folder 18 (about locations)
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Record Number: 1167

Standard Company Name: Florence Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Florence Sewing Machine Company
Title: [Trade card featuring a scene in the woods with a small bridge over water, and a man in a boat] / New Crown.
Imprint: [Between 1860 and 1885]
Pages: 1
Notes: Format: Trade cards
Model represented: New Crown.
Descriptive Notes: Trade card featuring a scene in the woods with a small bridge over water, and a man in a boat.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 1 ; Folder 18 (about locations)
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Record Number: 1166

Standard Company Name: Florence Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Florence Sewing Machine Company
Title: Florence sewing machine makes four different stitches. / So the best for family use, combining strength, beauty, durability, and simplicity.
Imprint: [Between 1860 and 1885]
Pages: 2
Notes: Format: Fliers
Descriptive Notes: Paris Exposition.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 1 ; Folder 18 (about locations)
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Record Number: 1169

Standard Company Name: Florence Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Florence Sewing Machine Company
Title: Florence sewing machine makes four different stitches. / So the best for family use, combining strength, beauty, durability, and simplicity.
Imprint: [Between 1860 and 1885]
Pages: 2
Notes: Format: Fliers
Descriptive Notes: Paris Exposition.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 1 ; Folder 18 (about locations)
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Record Number: 1170

Standard Company Name: Florence Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Florence Sewing Machine Company
Title: [Trade card featuring a Crown sewing machine] / Crown sewing machine.
Imprint: [Between 1860 and 1885]
Pages: 2
Notes: Format: Trade cards
Model represented: Crown sewing machine.
Descriptive Notes: Features of Crown sewing machine.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 1 ; Folder 18 (about locations)
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Record Number: 1172

Standard Company Name: Florence Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Florence Sewing Machine Company
Title: Business card from Florence Sewing Machine Company. / Florence sewing machine.
Imprint: [Between 1860 and 1885]
Pages: 1
Notes: Format: Company materials
Descriptive Notes: Business card of Florence sewing machine.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 1 ; Folder 18 (about locations)
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Record Number: 1173

Standard Company Name: Florence Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Florence Sewing Machine Company
Title: [Trade card featuring a Florence machine] / New England agency for the new improved Florence sewing machine, for family and manufacturing purposes.
Imprint: [Between 1860 and 1885]
Pages: 1
Notes: Format: Trade cards
Descriptive Notes: Advertisement for Florence Sewing Machine.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 1 ; Folder 18 (about locations)
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Record Number: 1174

Standard Company Name: Florence Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Florence Sewing Machine Company
Title: Florence advocate extra. / Florence Sewing Machine Company.
Imprint: [Between 1860 and 1885]
Pages: 3
Notes: Format: Fliers
Models represented: 1, 3, 5, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14.
Descriptive Notes: Advertisement for Florence Advocate, detailing features of various machines.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 1 ; Folder 18 (about locations)
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Record Number: 1216

Standard Company Name: Florence Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Florence Sewing Machine Company
Title: Florence sewing machine for families and manufacturers. / Florence Sewing Machine Company; 39 Union Square; Broadway; New York.
Imprint: [Between 1860 and 1885]
Pages: 2
Notes: Format: Fliers
Descriptive Notes: Flier featuring the Florence Company logo.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 1 ; Folder 18 (about locations)
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Record Number: 1213

Standard Company Name: Florence Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Florence Sewing Machine Company
Title: Florence sewing machines. / Reversible feed making four distinct stitches.
Imprint: [Between 1860 and 1885]
Pages: 1
Notes: Format: Fliers
Descriptive Notes: Advertisement for Florence Sewing Machines.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 1 ; Folder 18 (about locations)
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Record Number: 1214

Standard Company Name: Florence Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Florence Sewing Machine Company
Title: [Correspondence from Florence sewing machine company to a customer detailing the delivery of a sewing machine]
Imprint: 1870
Pages: 1
Notes: Format: Company materials
Descriptive Notes: Correspondence from Florence sewing machine company to a customer detailing the delivery of a sewing machine.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 1 ; Folder 18 (about locations)
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Record Number: 1212

Standard Company Name: Florence Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Florence Sewing Machine Company
Title: [Trade card featuring two panels, the first shows two well dressed women in front of an oil stove and the second shows a young boy wearing a sailor outfit and playing in a wooded area] / 'Crown' sewing machines and Florence oil stoves are manufactured by the Florence Machine Company.
Imprint: [Between 1860 and 1885]
Pages: 2
Notes: Format: Trade cards
Descriptive Notes: Trade card with two panels, one panel picturing two well dressed women in front of an oil stove and a second panel picturing a young boy wearing a sailor outfit and playing in a wooded area.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 1 ; Folder 18 (about locations)
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Record Number: 1210

Standard Company Name: Florence Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Florence Sewing Machine Company
Title: Florence sewing machines.
Imprint: [Between 1860 and 1885]
Pages: 2
Notes: Format: Fliers
Descriptive Notes: Advertisement for Florence Sewing Machines.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 1 ; Folder 18 (about locations)
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Record Number: 1215

Standard Company Name: Florence Sewing Machine Company
Company Name: Florence Sewing Machine Company
Title: Florence Sewing Machines are the best in the world. / Salesrooms: 630 Chestnut Street; Philadelphia, PA.
Imprint: [Between 1860 and 1885]
Pages: 4
Notes: Format: Trade catalogs
Models represented: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.
Descriptive Notes: Descriptions of the features of Florence Sewing Machines Number 1; Number 2; Number 3; Number 4; Number 5; Number 6.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 1 ; Folder 18 (about locations)
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Record Number: 1211

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