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Standard Company Name: Wheeler and Wilson Manufacturing Company
Company Name: Wheeler and Wilson Manufacturing Company
Title: Instructions for using Wheeler and Wilson's new family sewing machine. / No. 8.
Imprint: [1876]
Pages: 16
Notes: Format: Manuals
Model represented: 8.
Descriptive Notes: Instructions, diagrams, images of machines in use.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Textiles Collection. Box: 2 ; Folder 0 (about locations)
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Record Number: 755

Standard Company Name: Wheeler and Wilson Manufacturing Company
Company Name: Wheeler and Wilson Manufacturing Company
Title: [Instruction manual in Chinese for Meteor model]
Imprint: 1908
Pages: 20
Notes: Format: Manuals
Model represented: Meteor.
Descriptive Notes: Instructions, images of machines in use.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Textiles Collection. Box: 14 ; Folder 0 (about locations)
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Record Number: 1759

Standard Company Name: Wheeler and Wilson Manufacturing Company
Company Name: Wheeler and Wilson Manufacturing Company
Title: Wholesale price list of parts, attachments, etc. / Wheeler and Wilson's sewing machine D. 10.
Imprint: 1886
Pages: 18
Notes: Format: Parts lists
Model represented: D. 10.
Descriptive Notes: Images of parts, parts list.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Textiles Collection. Box: 15 ; Folder 0 (about locations)
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Record Number: 1786

Standard Company Name: Wheeler and Wilson Manufacturing Company
Company Name: Wheeler and Wilson Manufacturing Company
Title: Catalogue 450.
Imprint: [ca. 1905]
Pages: 120
Notes: Format: Trade catalogs
Descriptive Notes: Illustrations and instructions for using the machines; illustration of parts.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Textiles Collection. Box: 19 ; Folder 0 (about locations)
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Record Number: 2736

Standard Company Name: Wheeler and Wilson Manufacturing Company
Company Name: Wheeler and Wilson Manufacturing Company
Title: [Trade card featuring a little girl in a winter coat]
Imprint: [Between 1856 and 1905]
Pages: 2
Notes: Format: Trade cards
Model represented: 9.
Descriptive Notes: Trade card featuring little girl in winter coat. Advertisement for Wheeler and Wilson model no. 9 on back.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Archives Center. Warshaw. Box: 4 ; Folder 16 (about locations)
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Record Number: 2947

Standard Company Name: Wheeler and Wilson Manufacturing Company
Company Name: Wheeler and Wilson Manufacturing Company
Title: [Page 3 and 4 of a trade catalog for a Wheeler and Wilson sewing machine featuring oiling instructions]
Imprint: [Between 1856 and 1905]
Pages: 2
Notes: Format: Manuals
Descriptive Notes: Diagram of machine with oiling instructions.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Textiles Collection. Box: 4 ; Folder 0 (about locations)
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Record Number: 540

Standard Company Name: Wheeler and Wilson Manufacturing Company
Company Name: Wheeler and Wilson Manufacturing Company
Title: Directions for using Wheeler and Wilson sewing machine.
Imprint: 1870
Pages: 9
Notes: Format: Manuals
Descriptive Notes: Instructions for use of Wheeler and Wilson sewing machine and attachments.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Textiles Collection. Box: 4 ; Folder 0 (about locations)
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Record Number: 541

Standard Company Name: Wheeler and Wilson Manufacturing Company
Company Name: Wheeler and Wilson Manufacturing Company
Title: Ladies pocket almanac for the year 1866. / Calculated for New York, Boston, and Chicago.
Imprint: 1866
Pages: 32
Notes: Format: Trade catalogs
Models represented: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.
Descriptive Notes: Line drawings of Wheeler and Wilson sewing machines and cabinets and attachments.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Textiles Collection. Box: 4 ; Folder 0 (about locations)
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Record Number: 542

Standard Company Name: Wheeler and Wilson Manufacturing Company
Company Name: Wheeler and Wilson Manufacturing Company
Title: Sewing machine. / Its origin, introduction into general use, progress, and extent of its manufacture.
Imprint: 1863
Pages: 24
Notes: Format: Trade catalogs
Descriptive Notes:
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Textiles Collection. Box: 4 ; Folder 0 (about locations)
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Record Number: 582

Standard Company Name: Wheeler and Wilson Manufacturing Company
Company Name: Wheeler and Wilson Manufacturing Company
Title: [Wheeler and Wilson Manufacturing Company letterhead]
Imprint: [Between 1856 and 1905]
Pages: 2
Notes: Format: Company materials
Descriptive Notes: Wheeler and Wilson Manufacturing Company letterhead, blank.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Textiles Collection. Box: 4 ; Folder 4 (about locations)
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Record Number: 599

Standard Company Name: Wheeler and Wilson Manufacturing Company
Company Name: Wheeler and Wilson Manufacturing Company
Title: Directions for using the Wheeler and Wilson No. 9 family sewing machine.
Imprint: [Between 1856 and 1905]
Pages: 11
Notes: Format: Manuals
Model represented: 9.
Descriptive Notes: Lists needles recommended for various tasks.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Textiles Collection. Box: 4 ; Folder 4 (about locations)
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Record Number: 600

Standard Company Name: Wheeler and Wilson Manufacturing Company
Company Name: Wheeler and Wilson Manufacturing Company
Title: Victorious No. 6. / Excels all others for its simplicity, speed, reliability, durability, range of work.
Imprint: [Between 1856 and 1905]
Pages: 4
Notes: Format: Fliers
Model represented: 6.
Descriptive Notes: Testimonials about the Wheeler and Wilson Manufacturing Company's No. 6 sewing machine.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Textiles Collection. Box: 4 ; Folder 3 (about locations)
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Record Number: 602

Standard Company Name: Wheeler and Wilson Manufacturing Company
Company Name: Wheeler and Wilson Manufacturing Company
Title: Wheeler and Wilson new no. 6 rotary hook lock stitch sewing machine. / For heavy work, stitching heavy clothing, boots and shoes, harness carriage trimmings, etc.
Imprint: [Between 1870 and 1873]
Pages: 8
Notes: Format: Trade catalogs
Model represented: 6.
Descriptive Notes: Line drawings of women at sewing machine.
Smithsonian Location: NMAH. Textiles Collection. Box: 4 ; Folder 3 (about locations)
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Record Number: 601

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