Although Elias Howe had patented the lock stitch sewing machine in 1846 initially there was little interest in this new invention. Gradually though a small number of firms started to produce primative sewing machines and later the American courts decided many of the machines produced infringed Elias Howe's Patent.

Following various legal disputes the owners of the most important patents formed the Sewing Machine Combination in 1856 to jointly licence the use of their patents, from then on America developed a thriving sewing machine manufacturing industry.

Many companies remained small and only made sewing machines for relatively short periods before disappearing sometimes leaving only a name or machine to history.

Our aim is to establish a comprehensive list of American Sewing Machine Manufacturers, the machines made and dates of production. This is not straight forward, some early sewing machines were named after the Patent used rather than the Company which produced the machine, names of defunct companies were reused years later, and there were an enormous number of machines labelled for retailers! Concequently it is not our intention to list labelled machines.

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Some dates and names given may vary from other well known sources. The information produced here is taken mainly from primary sources, that is actual advertising and other company promotional material. Where necessary secondary sources have also been used, for example books, newspapers and magazines printed prior to 1920. Nonetheless there are some anomalies which are still to be resolved.

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Abbott & Company 1870 - 1875
  • Factory: Brattleboro, Vermont.
    Machines Made:
  • Green Mountain
  • Acme Keystone Manufacturing Company Est 1910
  • Factory: Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania.
    Founder: William Allen McCool
    Machines Made:
  • Blind Stitch
  • Aetna Sewing Machine Company pre 1866 - post 1878
  • Factory: Pearl River, New York. 1872
    Founder: Julius E. Braunsdorf
    Machines Made:
  • Aetna 1867 - 1869
    Production: By 1867 12,000 machines had been produced. 1875 - 1447, 1876 - 707
  • American Buttonhole, Overseaming & Sewing Machine Co. Est 1866 - post 1898
  • Factory: 1318 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia.
  • Offices: 563 Broadway, New York. April, May 1870
    572 & 574 Broadway New York June 1870
    International Award: Paris 1867 Silver
    Machines Made:
  • American No. 1 1868 1869 1870
  • American No. 2 1870
  • New American No. 1 1876 1877
  • New American No. 2 1876
  • New American No. 3 Button hole 1883 - 1886
  • New American No. 5
  • New American No. 6
  • New American No. 7 1882 - 1891
  • New American No. 8 1876 new style hand from 1884 - 1886
  • New American No. 10 1876
    Production: 1874 - 13,529, 1875? - 14,406 1876 17,937
  • American Hand Sewing Machine Company Est 1884 - 1886+
  • Factory: South Avenue, Bridgeport.
  • Offices: 18 Broadway New York
    President: John J. Marvin 1884 - 1886
    Patent: 21st October 1884
  • American Magnetic Sewing Machine Company 1853 - 1854 Closed
  • Factory: 397 Broadway, New York 1854
    Patentee: Thomas C. Thompson
    Machines Made:
  • American Magnetic 1853
  • American Sewing Machine Company c1853 - 1866 (Note also advertised as the American Machine Co. 1866)
  • Offices: 285 Broadway 1854, 920 Broadway, New York 1866.
    Patent: 14th November 1854, 6th August 1866
    Machines Made:
  • Dorcas 1853, 1854
  • Elastic Stitch 1866
  • Ames Manufacturing Company 1853 1854
  • Factory: Chicopee, Massachusetts.
    President: James T. Ames 1853
    Machines Made:
    For B. Eldredge 1860's
  • Ashland Machine Company
  • Factory: Ashland, Ohio
  • Ashuelot Sewing Machine Company 1869
  • Factory: Hinsdale New Hampshire.
    Machines Made:
  • Ashuelot
  • Atkins & Felthousen 1851 - 1855
    Patentees: William H. Akins, Jacob D. Felthousen 5 August 1851
  • Factory: Ithaca, New York.
  • Atwater Sewing Machine Co. pre 1857 - post 1860
  • Factory: Berlin, Connecticut.
  • Offices: 403 Broad Way, New York. 1858 1859
    Patentee: Bryan Atwater 16 June & 1st Sept 1858
    Machines Made:
  • Atwater $15 1857 1858 1859
  • Atwater $25 1858 1859
  • Atwater $30 1859
  • Dr. Otis Avery c1852 –
  • Factory: 251 Broadway, New York.
    Became:
    Avery Sewing Machine Co. 1853 - 1887
  • 251 Broadway, New York 1853 1855
  • 812 Broadway 1885
  • 28 Union Sq 1886
    Presidents: Thomas B. Lacy 1853 -1858, J. M. Avery 1884, Alonso Alford 1887 - 1893
    Moved to:
  • 812 Broadway, New York 1884 1886
  • Factory: Bridgeport, Connecticut.
    Bought by Alford & Berkele Co. 1887
    Became:
    Avery Sewing Machine Agency Est 1887 - post 1893
    Machines Made:
  • Avery 1853 1854 1856
  • Improved Avery (Two Needles)1854 1855
  • No.1 (Heavy Leather work) 1854 1855
  • No.2 (General Work)1854 1855
  • No.4 1885

  • C. J. Bailey & Co., Est 1886 - post 1887
  • Factory: 132 Pearl Street, Boston, Massachusetts.
    Machines Made:
  • The Pansy - Patented 24th August 1886
  • Samuel Barker & Thomas White 1858 - 1861
  • Factory: Battleboro, Vermont.
    Machines Made:
  • The Battleboro
  • New England
  • Abraham Bartholf pre 1848 - post 1856
  • Factory: 33 Gold Street, New York 1849 - 1853 +
    Patentees: Sherman C. Blodgett & John A. Lerow 1849 & Abraham Bartholf 17th May 1859
    Became:
    Bartholf Manufacturing Co. 1858 1859
  • Factory: 434 Broadway, New York by 1858 - 1859 +
    Became:
    Bartholf Sewing Machine Co. post 1859 - 1865 Closed
    Machines Made:
  • Blodgett & Lerow 1848 - 1853
  • Bartholf Family 1859 1860
  • Bartholf Manufacturing 1859 1860
    Production: 1851 - 30, 1852 - 50, June - Dec 1858 - 273, Jan - June 1859 - 439,
  • Barlow & Son pre 1871 - post 1872
  • Factory: 26 West Broadway, New York. 1871
    Patentee: William Gould Beckwith 18 April 1871
    Machines Made:
  • Beckwith 1871
  • Bartlett Sewing Machine Co. pre 1865 - post 1876
  • Offices: 569 Broadway, New York 1865 1870
  • Patentee: Joseph W. Bartlett
    Machine Made:
  • $25 Machine 1865
  • Bartlett Reversible 1867 1868
  • Novelty.
  • Bartlett Reversible Sewing Machine Co. 1870 - 1873
  • 817 Broadway, New York
    This firm is mentioned in a legal case. It is probably it is connected with the Bartlett Sewing Machine Co.
  • Bartram & Fanton Co. pre 1865 - 1868
  • Factory: Danbury, Connecticut.
  • 838 Broadway, New York. 1868
    Patentee: W. B. Bartram
    International Award: Paris 1867 Bronze
    Became:
    Bartram & Fanton Manufacturing Co. 1868 - Post 1899
    Machine Made:
  • Bartram & Fanton (single thread) 1865 - 1870
    Production: 1872 - 250
  • John Batchelder & Co. pre 1853 - post 1868.
  • Factory: Lisbon Cotton Mills, Lisbon, Connecticut
  • Batchelor & Stenson
  • Factory: New York
  • Patents: 20th Nov 1900, 2nd July 1901, 14th Jan 1902
    Founders: George T. Batchelor & Samuel Stenson
    Patentee: Henry J. Hancock - Needle Feed chain stitch sewing machine
    Machine Made:
  • The Dollar Sewing Machine
  • Soezy
  • Beckwith Sewing Machine Co. Est 1871 - post 1877.
  • Offices: 26 West Broadway, New York
    862 Broadway, New York. 1872 - 1876
    Patentee: William G. Beckwith April 1871, May, Nov 1872
    President: W. S. Barlow
    Machine Made:
  • Beckwith 1872
  • Beckwith Nickel Plated $10 1872
  • $10 Improved Beckwith 1872 1873
  • $12 Machine From late 1872 - 1875
  • $20 Single Thread Machine From 1873 - 1875
  • $25 Double Thread Machine c1875
  • $30 Double Thread with Treadle 1875
  • Belleville Manufacturing Co. Est 1879 - 1883
  • Factory: Second North Street, Belleville, Illinois
    Machine Made:
  • Fairbanks 1883
  • Bi-Spool Sewing Machine Co. pre 1881
  • Factory: Boston, Massachusetts.
  • Blanchard Overseam Machine Co. Est 1881 - 1885
  • Factory: 916 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia.
    Patentee & Founder: Helen Blanchard
    Machine Made:
  • Overseamer
  • Blees' Sewing Machine Co. pre 1870 - post 1877
  • Factory: Bordentown, New Jersey.
    Park Street, Bordentown, 1874 Factory built & equipped but not used.
  • Offices: 623 Broadway, New York. 1870 - 1873
    President George P. Bradford 1873
    Machine Made:
  • Blees' Link Motion 1870 - 73
  • Blees 1872
  • C. M. Boland pre 1878 - post 1885
  • Factory: 194 Elm Street, New York.
    Sold to: S. M. Jacoby Co. 1897
    Patent 23 April 1878 Machine Made:
  • Fur Sewer 1881
  • Boston Sewing Machine Co. 1854
  • Factory: Boston, Massachusetts 1855

    Directors:
    William O Grover, O. B. Potter, William E. Baker
    Became:
    Grover & Baker Sewing Machine Co 1855
  • Boston Sewing Machine Co. pre 1875 - post 1890
  • Factory: Bristol Street, Boston, Massachusetts 1890
    Machines Made:
  • The Boston Nos 1 - 8 1881
  • Boston Patent 1873
  • New Boston Patent 1875 -->

    Bosworth Sewing Machine Co.
  • Factory: Petersham, Massachusetts.
  • Bradford & Barber pre 1859 - post 1874
  • Factory: Boston, Massachusetts.
    Machine Made:
  • Bartram & Fanton
  • Brattleboro Sewing Machine Co. Est 1878 -1883+
  • Factory: Brattleboro.
  • Brosius Sewing Machine & Motor Co. Formed 1893
  • Factory: St. Charles, Illinois Moved from; Atlanta, Georgia. 1892
  • Office: 814 Tacoma Building, Chicago, Illinois.
    Inventor: John M. Brosius
    President: T. E. Ryan
    Machines Made:
  • Brosius
    Production: 30,000 P.A. 1893
  • J. R. Brown & Sharpe Est 1853 - 1868
  • Factory: Providence, Rhode Island, New York
    Partners: Joseph R. Brown & Lucien Sharpe
    Became:
    Brown & Sharpe Manufacturing Co. 1868 - c1950
    Machines Made:
  • For Willcox & Gibbs from 1858 - 1948
    Production: never exceeded 34,000 P.A.
  • A. B. Buell 1860
  • Factory: Westmoreland, New York.
    Patent: Lathbury 7th July 1857
  • Butterfield & Stevens 1853 - 1854
  • Factory: 69 Hanover Street, Boston, Massachusetts.
    Founders: William Butterfield & Edgar Mantleburt Stevens
    Became:
    new England wax Thread sewing Machine Co by 1860
    Butterfield & Haven by 1865 - 1867
    Became:
    William Butterfield by 1869 - 1870
    Patent: 4th July 1854
    Machines Made:
  • New England Wax Thread 1854 - 1860
  • Wickersham’s Patent machine

  • Carolina Manufacturing Co. 1884
  • Factory: Shelby North Carolina.
    Machines Made:
    Carolina 1884
    Production: 1884 - 500
  • Centennial Sewing Machine Co. 1869 - 1876 Incorporated 1873
  • Salesrooms: 1304 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia.
    Later 223 North Eighth Street, Philadelphia.
    Machines Made:
    Centennial 1873
  • Chicago Sewing Machine Co. Est 1875 - 1882
  • Factory: Chicago. Illinois
    Became:
    Chicago Sewing Machine Co. Inc Est 1882 - 1902
  • Factory: 42 – 52 North Halsted Street, Chicago. Illinois.
    Previously:
    Tyber & Sweetland Manufacturing Co. to 1875
    Machines Made:
  • No’s 1 – 5, 7, 11
  • Chicago Low Arm Singer
  • Imperial High Arm
  • The Columbian
  • The Peerless
  • Chicopee Sewing Machine Co. 1869
  • Factory: Chicago.
    Machines Made:
    Chicopee Family No's 1 - 4 1869
  • Andrew J. Clark & William P. Barker Est 1860 - 1865
  • Factory: Orange, Massachusetts.
    Became:
    A. J. Clark 1865 - 1867
    Became:
    A. F. Johnson & Co. 1867 - 1869
    Became:
    Gold Medal Sewing Machine Co. Incorporated 1869 - 1882
  • Factory: Millers River, Orange Centre, Massachusetts
    Became:
    New Home Sewing Machine Co. Est 1882
    Became:
    Incorporated into the Free Sewing Machine Co. 1930
    Became:
    Part of Janome
    Machines Made:
  • Pride of the West 1860
  • Gold Medal 1867, 1869
  • New Home
  • D. W. Clarke. 1858 - 1860
  • Factory: Bridgeport, Connecticut.
    Machines Made:
  • Foliage.
  • Cherub
  • Coles Universal Feed Sewing Machine Co. 1876 1878
  • Factory: New York.
  • Common Sense Family Sewing Machine Co. 1867 - 1871
  • Factory: Unknown
    Machine Made:
  • Common Sense 1867 1871
  • A. M. Crane & Co. 1901
  • Factory: 738 The Rookery, Chicago, Illinois.
    Machines Made:
  • Senorita (Toy).

  • Daisy Sewing Machine Co. 1884 - 1885
  • Factory: Daisy Street, Cleveland, Ohio.
    Machines Made:
  • Family Improved Automatic.
  • Little Daisy
  • Dauntless Manufacturing Co. 1870 - 1889
  • Factory: Norwalk, Ohio.
    Machines Made:
  • Dauntless.
  • New Dauntless
  • Job A. Davis 1860 - 1866.
  • Factory: New York.
    Became:
    Davis Sewing Machine Co. incorporated February 1868 - 1924 (Closed).
  • Factory: Watertown, New York. From 1866 - Jan 1889
    Moved to:
    Dayton, Ohio From 1886 on.
    Presidents: L. A. Johnson 186?, N. Winslow 1872, C. A. Hawkins 1908, O. P. Hawkins 1921.
    Machines Made:
  • Davis V. F. 1871
  • Davis Improved V. F. 1875, 1876
  • No's 1 - 9 1876
  • New Davis V. F. 1873 - 1882
  • Davis High Arm No's 1 - 10 1883 1886
  • Davis Vertical Feed No’s. 1 – 10 differed only in cabinet work 1893
  • New Hand Machine 1893
  • Manufacturing Machine 1876 1893
  • Model A 1890 - 1892- UK
  • Model D 1918
  • Model E 1892
  • Model T
  • Davis Rotary
  • Advance New 1892 - 1895 UK
  • Advance No 5, 7
  • Superb 1904 - 1905 UK
  • Sterling 1904 - 1905 UK
  • Daytonia 1904 - 1905 UK
  • Winner 1904 - 1905 UK

    Production:by Feb 1885 300,000 total, 400 machines/day 1890
    Note: In the 1920’s the manufacturing was undertaken by the H.M Huffman Manufacturing Co.
  • Madame Demorest 1862 1863
  • 473 Broadway, New York 1862
    Founders: Ellen Louise & William Jennings Demorest.
    Became:
    Demorest Sewing Machine Co. 1887 - 1891
    Became:
    Demorest Fashion & Sewing Machine Co. Est 1883 - 1896
  • Factory: Williamsport 1889
  • Retail: 17 East 14th Street, New York.
    Became:
    Demorest Manufacturing Co. by 1896 - 1907
  • Factory: Williamsport, Plattsburgh, New York
    Machines Made:
  • The Fairy (M D) Patentee Aaron Palmer 1862 1863
  • Madam Demorest
  • The Demorest 50,000 sold by 1896
    Production:
    1889 c18000 p.a., 1890 25,000 p.a. ,1891 20,000 p.a., 1892 30,000 p.a., 1896 25,000 p.a.
  • Diamond Sewing Machine Co. Est 1883
  • Factory: Kensington, Arlington Heights.
    Previously:
    Sigwalt Sewing Machine Co. Est 1876 -1883
    Machine Made:
    Diamond
    Production: 50 Machines per day 1883
  • Domestic Sewing Machine Co. Est 1869 – 1924
  • Factory: Norwalk, Ohio 1869 – 1924
  • Offices: 96 Chambers Street, New York to Nov 1872.
    Broadway, Cor 14th Street & Union Square From Nov 1872 - 1893+
    Also Newark, New Jersey 1897 - 1909.
    Presidents: Orlando B. Potter to 1876. David Blake 1876 +
    Gold Medal - Pan American Exposition, Buffalo, 1901
    Formerly:
    W. A. Mack & Co. 1864 - 1869
    Aquired:
    Grover & Baker Sewing Machine Co. 1875
    Purchased by:
    White Sewing Machine Co. 1925
    Machines Made:
  • Domestic 1871 - 1877
  • New Domestic
  • Domestic No. 1 1879, No’s 3 – 9 13, 14, 15 varied only in cabinet work 1891. No 1, 2 , 3, 4, 10, 11, 1891. no.4. 1887. no.7 1909. no. 8 1901
  • No’s 9, 10, 11 Manufacturing machines
  • Little Domestic AKA Domestic A 1887 1891
  • Reliable 1884 became Domestic B 1885 1891
  • Domestic Rotary 1930 1931
    Production: 1874 - 22,700, 1875? - 21,452, 1876 - 23,587
  • G. L. Du Laney & Co. 1866 - c1880.
  • Factory: 744 Broadway, Rhinebeck, New York & Brooklyn, New York.
    Patentee: G. L. Du Laney
    Machines Made:
  • Little Monitor 1872 - 1880
  • Production: 15,000 p.a. 1876

  • Eclipse Sewing Machine Co. 1885 - 1895.
  • Factory: corner of Court & Sycamore Streets, Cincinnati, Ohio.
    Machines Made:
  • Butterick.
  • Eclipse No's 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, diferring only in cabinet work 1885
  • Eldredge Manufacturing Co. 1869 - 1879.
  • Factory: 100 State Street, Cor, Adams, Chicago, Illinois.
    Became:
    Eldredge Sewing Machine Co. 1st May 1879 - 1891
  • Factory: 199 State Street, Chicago, Illinois.
    Consolidated with:
    National Sewing Machine Co. 1886.
  • Factory: Belvidere, Illinois.
  • Office: 339 Broadway, New York 1897
    Merged with:
    June Manufacturing Co. 1891
    Machines Made:
  • Eldredge No. 3, 4, 5, 6, 1879
  • The Eldredge 1883
  • Eldredge B 1886 - 1897.
  • Sterling Elliot 1879
  • Factory: Chicago, Illinois.
    Machines Made:
  • Industrial for carriage work.
  • Elgin Sewing Machine Company 1896 - 1898
  • Factory: Elgin, Illinois.
    Became:
    Elgin Sewing Machine & Bicycle Company 1898 - 1899 Closed
  • Elliptic Sewing Machine Co. 1866 - 1879.
  • Factory: New York
    Formerly:
    George B. Sloat & Co. Est 1857 - 1860
    1229 Beech Street. Philadelphia.
    Founders: George B. Sloat & Charles Thomas
  • Sales Room: 480 Broadway New York 1859.
  • 543 Broadway, New York 1867 - 1870
    Became:
    Sloat Sewing Machine Co. Est 1860
  • Factory: Philadelphia.
    Moved to:
    Richmond, Virginia 1860 - 1861
    Patent: Atkins & Felthousen - note Sept 1860 injunction granted preventing use of the patent
    Machines Made:
  • Sloat's Patent Elliptical machine 1851 - 1863
  • Bradshaw's Patent Improved Shuttle Machine 1859
  • New Elliptic
  • The Sloat (lock stitch) 1863
    Production:
    Machines made by Wheeler & Wilson Manufacturing Co. 1861 - 1869.
    1866 - 1867 3,185.
  • Emery, Houghton & Co. 1850 - 1865
  • Factory: 332 Washington Street, Boston, Massachusetts.
    Machine Made:
  • Family Sewing Machine 1850 1856
  • Large Single Thread 1850 1856
  • Johnson.
  • Empire Sewing Machine Co. 1863 – 1871 (Incorporated 1866).
    T. J. Mc Arthur & Co. manufacturers & proprietors

  • Factory: Empire Works, South Somers, New York.
    Offices: 536 Broadway, New York 1866 1867
    616 Broadway, New York 1868
    294 Bowery, New York 1869 - 1874
    281 Broadway, New York 1880
    Became:
    Remington Empire Sewing Machine Co. Est 1872 - 14th June 1875.
    Became:
    Remington Sewing Machine Co Est 15 June 1875
    International Award: Paris 1867 Honorable Mention, Vienna 1873 Medal for Progress
    Superintendent: J. T. Jones 1872.
    Patent: February 14th 1860
    Machines Made:
  • Empire No.1
  • Improved Empire
  • The Remington 1873 1876
  • New Remington 1881
    Production:
    1866 - 1867 2121, 1873 30,000 p.a.
  • Erie Sewing Machine Co. 1860 - 1870
  • Factory: Chicago, Illinois.
  • Offices: Milan, Ohio.
    Machine Made:
  • Erie Family 1860 - 1870
  • Universal.
  • Estey Sewing Machine Co. 1882 - 1887
  • Factory: Centerville, Brattleboro.
    Founders: Jacob Estey & Levi Knight Fuller
    President: Col Levi K. Fuller 1884
    Machine Made:
  • Estey
  • Fuller
  • h3> Everett Sewing Machine Co. 1870
  • Factory:
    Founders:
    President: Charles A. Shaw 1870
    Machine Made:

    Eureka Sewing Machine Co. 1860 - 1878
  • 489 Broadway, New York
    Later
  • 493 Broadway, New York
    Machine Made:
  • Eureka Shuttle 1860

  • Farmer & Gardner Manufacturing Co. 1860 – 1890.
  • Factory: Springfield, Massachusetts.
    President: L. J. Powers
    Became
    Springfield Sewing Machine Co 1st March 1881 - 1892 (dissolved)
    Machine Made:
  • Springfield No's 1 - 4
  • Family Gem Sewing Machine Co. 1865 1866
  • Office 102 Nassau street, New York 1866
  • Patent: 13 May 1862 & 9 June 1863
    Machine Made:
  • Family Gem - Running Stitch 1865, 1866
  • Fetter & Jones
    No further information

    M. Finkle Est. 1856 - 1859.
  • Factory: Boston, Massachusetts.
    Middletown, Connecticut 1865 1880
  • Offices: 421 Broadway, New York 1858.
    Became:
    M. Finkle & Lyon 1859
  • Offices: 503 Broadway, New York 1859 1860
    Became:
    Finkle & Lyon Sewing Machine Co. Est. 1859 - 1869.
  • Offices: 538 Broadway, New York 1860 - 1865.
    581 Broadway 1865
    Founders: Milton Finkle, Lucius Lyon.
    Became:
    Finkle & Lyon Manufacturing Co. 1870 1872
    Became:
    Victor Sewing Machine Co. Est. July 1872 – 1883 (Closed).
  • Factory: Middletown, Connecticut.
    Machines Made:
  • Family - four finishes 1859 - 1862
  • No.1 Family 1862 1866
  • No.2 Family 1866
  • No.3 Medium 1862 Tailoring 1862
  • Victor 1867 1871
  • Improved Victor 1878
    Production: 1866 - 1867 2488, 1874 - 6,292
  • First & Frost. 1860
  • Factory: 171 Suffolk Street, New York.
    Machine Made:
  • Manufacturing.
  • Florence Sewing Machine Co. Est 22nd September 1862 – 1878
    Formerly Wells, Littlefield Co. 1861 (1st Florance machine produced)
  • Florence, Massachusetts.
    Became:
    Florence Machine Co. Est 1878 - Dissolved 1904
  • Factory: Nothampton, Massachusetts.
  • Offices: 505 Broadway, New York 1866 - 1870
    39 Union Square, Broadway, New York 1873 1877
    Patentee: Leander W. Langdon
    Founder Samual. L. Hill
    President: Daniel G. Littlefield 1861 - ? William B Hale 1871
    International Award: Paris 1867 Silver
    Machines Made:
  • Florance side No's 1, 3, 5, 8, 11, 12 or Back Feed Nos 1, 13, 14, 1873
  • Ornamental 1873
  • Crown 1880 1883
  • Crown Duplex (made lock & chain stitch)
  • New Crown machine. FMCo
  • Florance Manufacturing machine 1878
    Production:1866 - 1867 10,544 1869 - 17,660, 1875? - 4,892, 1876 - 2,978
  • Foley & Williams Manufacturing Co. 1885 – 1924
  • Factory: Cincinnati, Ohio.
  • Offices: 149 W. Sixth Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 1891
    President: William C. Foley 1902 - 1913
    Formerly:
    H. B. Goodrich 1880 - 1885
  • Factory: 70 & 72 Adams Street, Chicago, Illinois.
    Became:
    Goodrich Sewing Machine Co. 1924 – 1935
  • Factory: Chicago, Illinois.
    Machines Made:
  • The Goodrich (H. B. Goodrich)
  • Automatic - toy (F & W M) 1906
  • Reliable
  • Midget (F & W M)
  • Triumph (F & W M)
  • Practical
  • New Goodrich No. 1 1888 (F & W M)
  • New Goodrich No. 2 1892 1894 (F&W M)
  • Improved New Goodrich 1891 - 1903(F & W M)
  • Goodrich A
  • Goodrich B 1909 (Patent 1891 F & W M)
  • Minnesota B (G S M)
  • John G. Folsom (Patentee).
  • Factory: Winchendon, Massachusetts.
    Became:
    Folsom Sewing Machine Co. 1863 - 1871
    Machine Made:
  • Globe 1864 1865
  • New England 1865
  • Improved Folsom 1866 1869
  • Double thread machine 1869
  • Foxboro Manufacturing Co Est 1885 – 1887 (Dissolved 1904)
  • Factory: Foxboro, Massachusetts.
    Formerly:
    Rotary Shuttle Sewing Machine Co. 1881 – 1885.
    Inventor: J. A. Davis
    President: Wm T.Cook 1881
    Machine Made:
  • Rotary 1881 1882
  • Rotary 6 styles + No.7 Manufacturing machine
  • Franklin Sewing Machine Co. 1862 – 1870.
  • Factory: Mason Village, New Hampshire.
    Became:
    Franklin & Diamond Sewing Machine Co. 1870 - 1879.
  • Factory: Boston, Massachusetts.
    Machine Made:
  • Franklin 1868
  • Medallion 1868 1871
  • Diamond 1868
  • Diamond Improved
  • Free Sewing Machine Co. Est 1895 – 1953.
  • Factory: Rockford, Illinois.
    Presidents: William C. Free 1897 - 1921, A. E. Johnson 1928
    Formerly:
    Illinois Sewing Machine Co. 1890 – 1894.
  • Factory: Chicago & Rockford, Illinois.
    Merged with:
    New Home Sewing Machine Co. 1927.
    Merged with:
    National Sewing Machine Co. 1953.
    Machines Made:
  • The Free Models 4 & 5
  • Will C. Free
  • Model C
  • New Royal Models H, K 1897, P, L 1928.
  • Rotary
  • The Free 1926
  • The Free Westinghouse 1926
  • Rockford 1937

  • Goddard, Rice & Co. 1849
  • Factory: Worcester, Massachusetts.
    Patentees: Sherburne C. Blodgett & John A. Lerow.
    Machine Made:
  • Blodgett & Lerow's Improved Rotary.
  • The Goodes’ Sewing Machine Co. 1874 - 1876
  • Factory: 721 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia.
    Founder: E. A. Goodes
    Became:
    Rex & Bockius 1876
  • 614 Filbert Street, Philadelphia.
    Machine Made:
  • The Goodes’ Family 1875
  • Lamson Goodnow & Yale
  • Factory: Windsor, Vermont.

    Machine Made:
  • Clark's Revolving Looper LGY
    Note: sewing machine business sold to Thomas White c1861
  • H. B. Goodrich 1880 – 1885.
  • Factory: Chicago, Illinois.
    Became:
    Foley & Williams Manufacturing Co. 1885 – 1924
  • Factory: 146 West Sixth Street, Cincinnati, Ohio.
    Moved to: 149 West Fifth Street Cincinnati by 1891 – 1892+
    Moved to 142 West Sixth Street Cincinnati by (1895?)1898
    Moved to 121 & 123 West Fifth Street, Cincinnati by 1902
    Became:
    Goodrich Sewing Machine Co. 1924 –1935
  • Factory: Chicago, Illinois.
    Machine Made:
  • Improved New Goodrich No.2 1891,1892 (F & W)
  • Gold Medal Sewing Machine Co. Est August 1869 - January 1882
    Became:
    New Home Sewing Machine Co. January 1882

    Albert F. Johnson
  • Factory:
    Machines Made:
    For Johnson Clark & Co.
  • Home shuttle 1870 - 1875
  • New Home A 1880
    Production: 1874 15,214, 1875? - 14262
  • Goodspeed & Wyman Co. 1866 – 1870.
  • Factory: Winchendon, Massachusetts.
    Patentee: Joseph W. Bartlett
    Machines Made:
    For the Bartlett Sewing Machine Co.
  • Bartlett
  • Bartlett Novelty
    Production:1866 - 1867 2126.
  • Grant Brothers & Co 1869 1875
  • Factory: 483N 3rd Street Philadelphia. 1869
    Machines Made:
  • Common sense.
  • Family.
  • Griswold Manufacturing Co. c1873
  • Factory:
    Patentee: Leo Griswold.
    Machine Made:
  • Erie
  • Miles Greenwood & Co. 1861
  • Factory: Eagle Iron Works, Cincinnati, Ohio.
  • Greenwood & True Manufacturing Co. 1862
  • Factory: Springfield, Massachusetts & Norwich, Connecticut .
    Founders: Jared F. Greenman, Cyrus B. True.
    Patentee: S. H. Roper
  • Grover, Baker & Co. 1850 - 1857
  • Factory: Haymarket Square, Boston, Massachusetts.
  • Offices: 94 Chambers Street, New York 1853, 1854
    405 Broadway, New York 1854
    Became:
    Grover & Baker Sewing Machine Co. 1858 - 1876
  • Factory: Haymarket Square, Boston, Massachusetts.
  • Offices: 501 Broadway, New York 1860
    505 Broadway, New York 1866
    495 Broadway, New York 1857 - 1870
    Patents: 11th February 1851, June 22nd 1852, February 22nd 1853
    International Awards: 1867 Paris - Legion of Honour
    Partners: William O. Grover, William Emerson Baker & Potter Orlando Bronson (1852)
    President: O. B.Potter 1854 - 1876
    Bought by :
    Domestic Sewing Machine Co. 1876
    who continued to use the company name
    Machine Made:
  • A, B, C, D, E 1853
  • Premium machine 1854
  • Improved Shuttle 1854 (new) 1867
  • Hand machine
  • No's 1 - 27
  • New Hand 1872
    Production:1866 - 1867 33,000, 1870 - 57,402, 1874 20,000 (official estimate) 1875? - 15,000 est

  • Hancock Sewing Machine Co. 1862- 1874
  • Factory: Haverhill, Massachusetts.
  • Offices: 12 Temple Place, Boston, Massachusetts 1869, 1870
    556 Washington 1874
    Machines Made:
    Standard 1869
    Empress 1869
  • Heberling Running Stitch Sewing Machine Co. 1880 - 1892
  • Factory: Mount Pleasant, Ohio.
    Founder: John Herberling
    Machine Made:
  • Heberling 1881
    Note: Machines made by Brown & Sharpe, Providence, Rhode Island.
  • Birdsill Holly 1859
  • Factory: Lockport, New York
    Became:
    Holly Manufacturing Co. 1859 - 1862
    Machine Made:
  • Holly 1859
  • Household Sewing Machine Co. Est August 1882 – 1906
  • Factory: Wickenden Street, Providence, Rhode Island, New York.
    Moved to: Dayton, Ohio.
  • Offices: 12 East 14th Street New York 1884, 1888
    9 East 14th Street, New York 1892, 1896
    President Oscar J. Rathbun 1883. Charles A Cooper
    Formerly:
    Providence Tool Co., Rhode Island, New York. 1858 1873 – 1882
    Machine Made:
  • Household 1882 - 1887
  • Howard & Davis Manufacturing Co. 1854 - 1857 (Closed)
  • 34 Water Street, Boston, Massachusetts
    Patentee: F. R. Robinson
    Improvements: S. R. Roper
    Machine Made:
  • Boston.
  • Howe Machine Co. Est. 1864 – reorganised Dec 1886 (New Howe Co)1890
  • Factory: Bridgeport, Connecticut.
  • Offices: 699 Broadway New York 1866 - 1869 629 Broadway, New York 1867
    Founders: Elias Howe, A. B. Stockwell & N. P. Stockwell
    International Award: Paris 1867 & 1889 Gold
    Became:
    New Howe Manufacturing Co. by 1893 - 1903
    Machines Made:
  • Howe A 1867, B, C, D. Types
  • New B 1879 1881
  • C UK Tailors & outfitters 1881 - 1885
  • D 1881
  • E - Universal Feed 1885 Shoe & Leather work(UK)
  • F 1885 General use High Arm UK
    Production:1866 - 1867 11,053, 1870 - 75,156, 1872 156,000, 1874 108,136, 1876 109,294
  • Howe Sewing Machine Co. Est. 1853 – 1873 Closed
  • Factory: New York.
  • Offices: 437 Broadway, New York 1867
    Founder: Asma B. Howe
    International Award: Paris 1867 Bronze
    Taken over by:
    Howe Machine Co. see above
    Machines Made:
  • Howe A, B, C, D. Types
  • Little Howe.
    Production: 1874 - 35,000 (Official Estimate)
    Note: Post 1857 machines had "Howe" cast on the arm
  • Charles W. Howland 1859 1863
  • Factory: Wilmington, Delaware.
    Patentee: Harris
    Machine Made:
  • Harris' Boudoir 1857 1859 1860
  • Harris' Improved Boudoir
  • Hunt & Webster 1853 – 1856
    Founders: Nehemiah Hunt & Andrew S. Webster
  • Factory: 26 & 30 Devonshire Street, Boston, Massachusetts.
    Became:
    Hunt, Webster & Co. 1856 1858
    Became:
    Ladd, Webster & Co. By Oct 1858 - 1874
  • Factory: Boston, Massachusetts 1858
  • Offices: 469 Broadway, New York May 1859
    500 Broadway, New York. 1859 - 1862
    Patentee: Christopher Hodgkins & V Hunt 1854
    Founders: William G. Ladd (Jr) & Andrew S. Webster
    Machine Made:
  • Family 1858, 1859
  • No. 1 Plain
  • No. 2 Speed,
  • No. 3 Family,
  • No. 4 Speed Family,
  • A - Heavy Manufacturing
  • B
  • E - Long Arm c1861

  • Illinois Sewing Machine Co.1895 – 1924
  • Factory: Rockford, Illinois.

    President: William C. Free 1902 1906
    Machines Made:
  • St. John 1878
  • Royal St. John 1875 - 1893
  • New Royal 1898 - 1924
  • New Royal A 1911
  • Royal B
  • Oakwood 1911
    Formerly: Royal Sewing Machine Co. Est 1890 - Ended by 1895
    President: John Budlong 1890
    Formerly: St. John Sewing Machine Co. Est 1870 Ended 1883
    President: John Foos 1881
    Factory: Main & Center Streets, Springfield, Ohio 1878 1881
    Production: By 1901 400 machines a day.
  • Independent Sewing Machine Co. 1873
  • Factory: Ferry Street, Binghampton, New York.
    Machine Made:
    Independent Family No's 3, 4, 5, 6,
  • O. R. Ingersoll.
  • Factory: New York.
    Machine Made:
    Universal shuttle A, B, C, D.

  • Jewel Manufacturing Co. Est 1884 - 1889
  • Factory: Corner Central & Detroit Avenues, Toledo, Ohio.
    Presidents: David Ross Locke 1884 - 1888, Charles A. Gaiser 1888
    Machine Made:
  • The Jewel
  • Jones & Lamson Co. 1859 1860
  • Factory: Main Street, Windsor, Vermont
    Machine Made:
  • E. Clark's Revolving Looper 1860
  • A. F. Johnson & Co. Pre 1860 - 1867+
  • Factory: Boston, Massachusetts.
  • Offices: 186 Washington Street, Boston, Massachusetts. 1862
    334 Washington Street, Boston, Massachusetts. 1867
    Inventor/Patentee: Albert F. Johnson
    Partner: John Wilson Wheeler 1867
    Machine Made:
  • Chain & Lock stitch 1860
  • Double Lock stitch 1860 1862
  • Improved Double Thread 1867
  • Improved Gold Medal 1867
  • New England style
  • Johnson, Clark, & Co. 1869 – 1882
  • Factory: Boston, Massachusetts 1869 - 1874+
    Moved to: Orange, Massachusetts. by 1877
  • Offices: 30 Union Square, New York 1877 - 1882
    Formerly:
    A. J. Clark & W. P. Barker 1860 1862
    Machine Made:Pride of the West
    Became:
    New Home Sewing Machine Co. January 1882
    Merged with:
    Free Sewing Machine Co. 1927
    Machines Made:
  • Gold Medal c1870
  • Home 1874 - 1881
  • Home Companion 1877 - 1881
  • Home Shuttle 1869 - 1881
  • Improved Home Shuttle1875 - 1877
  • New Home 1878 - 1882
  • New Home No.4
  • Johnson, Flanders & Co 1865 – 1889
  • Factory: 543 West Sixth Street, Cincinnati, Ohio.
    Machine Made:
  • Crescent Family Models 1 - 8 1883
  • Jones & Lee 1850 – c1853.
    No further information

    June Manufacturing Co. Est 1879 – 1890 (Closed) (see Standard!!)
  • Factory: Corner La Salle Avenue & Ontario Street, Chicago, Illinois.
    Founder - Frank T. June who became President of the company on incorporation in 1886 with B. Eldredge as Vice President 1886
    Moved to:
    Belvidere, Illinois 1886
    Merged with:
    Eldredge Sewing Machine Co
    Became:National Sewing Machine Co.1890
    Machines Made:
  • Jennie June 1886 1888
  • Improved Singer No. 3, 4, 7, 9, 11, 12, 1880 1899
  • Also machines made for the New York S.M MFG Co. & Sears Roebuck & Co.

  • Keystone Sewing Machine Co. c1868 - c1875
  • Philadelphia
    Machine Made:
  • Keystone 1871 1872
    Production: 1874 - 37
  • King Sewing Machine & Bicycle Co. 1907
    Became:
    King Sewing Machine Co. 1908 - 1924.
  • Factory: 630 Main Street, Buffalo, New York.
    President: W. Grant King, Vice President: A. T. Haugh (1924)
    Subsidiary of:
    Sears Roebuck 1915 - post 1921
    Sewing machine division bought by:
    White Sewing Machine Co. 1924
    Machine Made:
  • King 1908 1912
  • Kruse Manufacturing Co. 1886 1892
  • 124 East 14th Street, New York
    Machine Made:
  • Kruse Double Needle 1890
  • Kruse Singer Pattern
  • Kruse auto tension (Willcox & Gibbs style)
  • Kruse glass tension (Willcox & Gibbs style) 1886
  • New Crown High Arm 1886
  • High Speed machine patented 1894 & 96
  • Kruse & Murphy Manufacturing Co. inc 1881 - 1901
  • 455 & 457 West 26th Street, New York
    moved to 74 Fifth Avenue, New York
    moved to 100 East 130th Street 1906
    Founders: Lucious Lyons, Edward Murphy
    President: Joseph A. Murphy 1901

  • B. W. Lacey & Co. 1869 to 1873
  • Factory: Philadelphia.
    Became:
    McLean & Bennor Machine Co. 1873 - 1876
    Became:
    McLean & Hooper Sewing Machine Co. Est 1870 1871
    Machine Made:
    Philidelphia 1876
  • Lamson, Goodnow & Yale 1859 - 1861
  • Factory: Windsor, Vermont.
    Patentee: Edwin Clark
    Machine Made:
  • Clark's Revolving Looper
  • Landis Machine Co.1893 – 1896. (c1920)
  • Factory: 17th & Morgan Streets, St Louis, Moussorri
    Machine Made:
  • Landis Wax Thread No.1
  • Lathrop Sewing Machine Co. 1866 1867
  • Newark, New Jersey
  • Offices: 17 Nassau Street, New York
    Patentee L. W. Lathrop
    1866 - President: B. F. Mudgett, Superintendent Joseph Bond, Director L. W. Lathrop
  • Lathrop Combination Sewing Machine Co. 1867 - 1873
  • Nyack, New York
    Patentee: Lebbeus W. Lanthrop
  • Lathrop & Wilson Sewing Machine Manufacturing Co. Incorporated April 1861
  • Founders: Lebbeus W. Lathrop, Clement A. Wilson, William F. Johnson, John McDowell, William H. Myers, Cornelius J. Wilson
  • Leander Wesley Langdon Est 1855
  • Factory: Northampton, Massachusetts.
    Note: Went on to found Florance
  • The Leader Sewing Machine Co. 1870 – 1899
  • Factory: 479 – 497 Case Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio.
    President: S. V. Harkness 1885
    Machine Made:
  • The Leader post 1882
  • R.A.M. Leavitt. 1853
  • Factory: Haymarket Square, Boston, Massachusetts.
  • Offices: Gore Block, Bowdoin Square, Boston. 1856 411 Broadway, New York 1856
    Became:
    Nichols, Leavitt & Co. 1855 - 1857
    Became:
    Leavitt & Co. 1858 - 1865
    Became:
    Leavitt Sewing Machine Co. Est 30th March 1865 – 1870
    Machines Made:
  • No. 4 Family 1856
  • No. 1 Cylinder 1856
  • No. 2 1856
  • Premium Lock stitch 1860
    Production June - Dec 1858 -36, Jan - June 1859 - 143
  • E. E. Lee & Co. 1850 - 1852
  • Massachusetts
    Patentee: Allen B. Wilson
    Machine Made:
  • A. B. Wilson's
  • Lerow & Blodgett 1849 -1852
  • Factory: Boston, Massachusetts.
    Patentees: John A. Lerow & Sherburne C. Blodgett, Oct 1849
    International Medal: London 1851 (Class VI)
    Machine Made:
  • Rotary
    Production: By 1851 over 200 machines
  • Leslie Sewing Machine Co. 1880 - 1887
  • Factory: Cleveland, Ohio.
    Founder: Arthur M. Leslie
    President: James Harvey Teller 1880 - 1882
    Merged with :
    Standard Sewing Machine Co.
    Machine Made:
  • Leslie (Revolving Shuttle)
  • Lester & Elliptic 1860

    John H. Lester 1859
  • Offices: 453 Broadway, New York. 1859
  • Factory: 57 Pearl Street Brooklyn 1859
    Became:
    Lester Manufacturing Co. by 1860
  • Factory: Richmond, Virginia. (Est 1860)
    Became:
    Union Sewing Machine Co. 1860
    Machine Made:
  • Plantation
  • Elliptic 1860
  • Love Manufacturing Co. organised 1883 - 1890
  • Factory: 105 Fourth Avenue, Pittsburgh.

    Founder: Col Samuel Y. Love
    Machine Made:
  • The Love
    Production 200 per day
  • R. H. Lufkin
  • Factory: 38 Chardon St., Boston, Massachusetts.
    Machine Made:
  • Lufkin
  • Lyons Mutual Sewing Machine Co 1870
    See:
    Lyon Sewing Machine Co. 1880


    William A. Mack 1866 - 1873
  • Factory: Norwalk, Ohio.
    see Perkins
    see Domestic
  • Manhattan Sewing Machine Co. 1871 -1877
  • Offices:645 Broadway New York. 1874
    Machine Made:
    Manhattan 1871 - 1872
  • Mather & Wilson 1864 1866
  • Salesrooms: Lynman's Block, Cleveland, Ohio.
    Machine Made in Massachusetts
  • Wilson
    See also W. G. Wilson
  • A. G. Mason Manufacturing Co. Est 1903 – 1916
  • Factory: Cleveland, Ohio.
    Bought by:
    Domestic Sewing Machine Co. 1916
    Machines Made:
  • Rotary Special, patent 12 Sept 1905
  • New Queen
  • Golden Star
  • McKay Sewing Machine Co. 1860.
    Became:
    McKay Sewing Machine Association 1861 - 1896
    Founders: Gordon McKay, Robert H. Mathees, John Hoadley
    Patentee: L. Blake
  • Offices: Boston, Massachusetts.
    Machines Made:
  • Various for shoe & boot making 1860 on
    Production: 1874 -128, 1876 -102
  • McLean & Bennor Machine Co. 1872 - 1876
  • Factory: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Founders: J. N. McLean, J. Bennor
    Formerly:
    McLean & Hooper Sewing Machine Co. Est 1867 - 1872
    Founders: J. N. McLean (Patentee), William M. Hooper
    Machine Made:
  • McLean & Hooper 1870
  • Centennial 1873 - 1876
  • Meriden Sewing Machine Co. 1857 - 1860
    Name changed to:
    Parker Sewing Machine Co. June 1860 - 1875
  • Factory: Meriden, Connecticut.
    Founder: Charles Parker
    Machine Made:
  • The Parker 1860 -1867
  • J. M. Merrow & Son. Sewing machines from 1860 - 2007
    Factory: Mansfield, Connecticut. Moved to: Hartford, Connecticut. 1892
    Became:
    Merrow Sewing Machine Company 2004
  • Offices: West Wareham, Massachusetts 2004
    Machine Made:
  • Blanket stitch 1877 2007
  • Metropoliton Sewing Machine Co. 1896 – 1936
  • Factory: Nyack, New York.
    Bought by:
    Willcox & Gibbs (1936).
  • H. O. Morell, Son & Co. 1876
  • Factory: Philadelphia.
    Machine Made:
  • Reliable Shuttle Machine 1873.
  • Morley Button Sewing Machine Co. pre 1882 - 1904 Closed
  • Factory: Boston, Massachusetts.
    Machine Made:
  • Morley - Bennett Shoe button sewing machine

    Morley Sewing Machine Co. 1881 -1890
  • Factory: Maine.
  • Morse & True 1860
  • Factory: Norwich, Connecticut.

  • National Sewing Machine Co. Est 1879 – 1957
  • Factory: Boston, Massachusetts 1880 -1887
  • Moved to: Chicago, Illinois
    Moved to State Street, Belvidere, Illinois by 1886
  • Office 290 Broadway New York 1923
    Presidents: Barnabas Eldredge 1890 - 1911, David Patton 1911 - 1923+
    Machine Made:
  • Labelled Machines for Montgomery Wards & Co., Sears Roebuck & Co.,
  • Eldredge B 1888 - 1893
  • Belvidere 1893
  • Model Nos 3 & 5 1894
  • The Eldredge (Vindex B)1904 - 1908
  • The Eldredge D 1908
  • Eldredge Two Spool 1918 1920
  • Seamstress 1893
  • Grand 1893
  • Imperial Seamstress
  • Improved Eldredge B 1904
  • Paveway 1908 1937
  • Videx Special
  • Expert B.T. 1940
  • B. Eldredge Automatic - Chain Stitch 1908
  • Reversew REX 1939
  • Rotary A, B 1908 1939, C, D 1939.
  • Improved Eldredge Rotary 1937
  • Damascus Rotary (Montgomery Ward) 1937
  • Brunswick 1937 (Montgomery Ward)
  • Paveway Regent 1937
  • Reversed B, D. 1939
  • Stitchwell/Busy Bee/Famous/Juvenile/Wee/ Willamette Junior/ Little Lady/Lavelle/Duquesne - Toy
  • Eldredgette - Toy
  • The American Girl 1938 - 1946 Toy available in red/black/green/cream/blue AKA Young's (Green)
    Production: 1200 machines per day 1908/1917
    150,000 p.a. 1923
  • Wilfred Hopkins Nettleton & Charles Raymond. 1857 - 1861 closed
  • Factory: Bristol, Connecticut 1857
    Moved to:
    Brattleborough, Vermont by 1858.
    Patents: 6th October 1857 & 3rd September 1858
    Machine Made:
  • $10 Family 1858 - 1860
  • $25 Improved Double Thread 1859

  • Note C. Raymond moved to Canada where he established a successful sewing machine manufactory.

    New Era Sewing Machine Co.
  • Factory: Springfield, Ohio.
    Machine Made:
  • New Era
  • New Leader Sewing Machine Co. 1926 - 1933
  • Factory: Cleveland, Ohio.
    Machine Made:
  • New Leader
  • New Home Sewing Machine Co. 1877 – 1893
  • Factory: Orange, Massachusetts.
  • Offices: 30 Union Square, New York 1883 1885 President John W. Wheeler 1882
    Formerly:
    Johnson Clark & Co.
    Bought by:
    Free Sewing Machine Co. 1927
    Merged with:
    National Sewing Machine Co.
    Became part of:
    Janome
    Machines Made:
  • New Home A, C, D, K, L (Climax Class), N (New Ideal Class), P (Greyhound Class),
    R, AB, U (New National Class), T (Climax Class) 1916, T (New Victoria Class).
  • Rotary 1905
  • Prize
  • Automatic Chain Stitch
  • Ruby 1893
  • Little Worker 1919 - 1925 Patented 4/4/1911 & 13/2/1912 Also labeled as Midget 1912, Mother's Helper, Baby Sheridan
    Production: 1876 - 7185
  • New York Sewing Machine Co. 1870 - 1889
  • Factory: New York.
  • New York Singer Sewing Machine Co.
    No further information

    Nichols & Bliss 1853 1854
  • Factory: 33 Hanover Street, Boston. & 305 Broadway, New York 1853, 1854
    Founders: J. B. Nichols, George Bliss
    Became:
    J. B. Nichols & Co. 1854/1855
    Became:
    Nichols, Leavitt & Co. 1855 – 1857
    Founders; J. B. Nichols, Rufus Leavitt
    Became:
    Leavitt & Co. 1857 – 1865
    Became:
    Leavitt Sewing Machine Co. 30th March 1865 – 1871
    Machines Made:
  • No. 1 Cylinder 1853 1854
  • No. 2 Excelsior 1853 1854
  • No. 3 Camilla 1853 1854
    Production: 1866 - 1867 1,051
  • Noble Sewing Machine Co. Est 1881 - 1887
  • Factory: Eighteenth & Plum Streets, Erie, Pensylvania.
    Patentee: Mayo
    Founder: George H. Noble
    Moved to:
    Weeping Water, Nebraska 1890
    Factory erected at a cost of $18,000 machinery $120,000
  • Novelty Sewing Machine Co. 1858
  • Factory: Philadelphia.
    Machine Made:
  • Novelty $5 1858 sold by Bartlett & Co. needle manufacturers, 421 Broadway, New York.

  • Frederick Osann Co.
  • 245 7th Avenue, New York.
    Machine Made:
  • Fur stitching
  • Union Button 1934
  • Octagon sewing Machine Co.
  • Factory: St Louis .
    Machine Made:
  • Elastic Lock-stitch
  • Oxford Manufacturing Co. 1893 1894
  • Factory: 342 & 344 Wabach Avenue, Chicago, Illinois.
    Machine Made:
  • Oxford 1894
  • Oxford Jewel 1893

  • Parker Sewing Machine Co. 1860 - 1868
    See Meriden Sewing Machine Co.

    Parker, Snow, Brooks & Co. Est 1857 - 1859.
  • Factory: West Meriden, Connecticut.
    Machine Made:
  • Landfear 1859
  • Parnham Sewing Machine Manufacturing Co. 1861
    Became:
    Parham Sewing Machine Co. Ltd. Est. 1868 – 1873+.
  • Factory: George below Tenth, Philadelphia.
    Founder & Patentee: Charles Parham
    Patent 3rd November 1868
  • Parsons Manufacturing Co. 1888 - 1898
  • Factory: Chicago. Illinois.
    Machine Made:
  • Splendid 1888
  • J. F. Paul & Co. 1880.
  • Factory: Boston, Massachusetts.
  • N. S. C. Perkins 1861 -1873
  • Factory: Norwalk, Ohio.
    N. S. C. Perkins was the founder of Domestic.
  • Orson C. Phelps 1849 1850
  • Factory: Havard Place, Boston, Massachusetts.
    Patentees: Sherburne C. Blodgett & John A. Lerow.
    Became:
    Singer & Phelps 1850
    Machine Made:
  • Blodgett & Lerow 1850 1852
  • Philadelphia Sewing Machine Co. 1872 - 1882
  • Factory: 141 N. Seventh Street, Philadelphia 1878
    Moved to:
    N.W. cor Thirteenth & Buttonwood by 1882
    Machine Made:
  • Triune
  • The Philadelphia 1878
  • Pierce & Ruddick 1862.
  • Factory: Boston, Massachusetts.
  • Planar Braunsdorf & Co. 1861 - 1863.
  • Factory: Boston, Massachusetts.
    Became:
    Planar & Kayser. 1863 - 1868.
  • Factory: 87 & 89 Elizabeth Street
    Offices: 84 Bowery, New York.
    Machine Made:
  • Aetna A
  • Aetna 2
  • Pocket Sewing Machine Co. 1860.
  • Factory: New York.
  • Post Combination Sewing Machine Co. pre 1885 - 1888+
  • Batavia, West Virginia
    Became:
    Batavia Sewing Machine Co by 1890
    Vice President: E. G. Davis 1885
  • Samuel F. Pratt 1857 1859.
  • Factory: Boston, Massachusetts.
  • Offices: 577 Broadway, New York 1858 - 1859
    Machine Made:
  • Ladies Companion 1857 - 1859
  • Providence Tool Co.1873 – 1882
  • Factory: Providence, Rhode Island.
    Became:
    Household Sewing Machine Co. Est 1883 – 1906.
  • Factory: Wickenden Street, Providence
    Moved to: Dayton, Ohio. 1885
    Machine Made:
  • Household 1882 1886
  • Puritan Manufacturing Co.1905 - 1959.
  • Factory: Norwich, Connecticut.

  • Queen City Sewing Machine Co. 1880 - 1885
  • Factory: Cincinnati, Ohio
    Machine Made:
  • Queen City 1882

  • Rand Manufacturing Co. 1865 – 1883.
  • Factory: Frankford, Philadelphia.
    Machine Made:
  • Family
  • Randall Leather Machinery Corp. Est 1858.
  • Factory: New York
  • Reece Button Hole Machine Co. Est 1881 – 1938
  • Factory: Randolph Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts.
    Founder/Inventor: John Reece
    Machine Made:
  • Reece Buttonhole machine 1889 - 1893
  • Reece Finishing Machine
  • Reliance Manufacturing Co.
  • Factory: 217 – 219 Quince Street, Philadelphia & 936 Arch Street, Philadelphia 1888
    Machine Made:
  • Pennsylvania Singer 1887
  • High Arm Pennsylvania Singer 1888
  • E. Remington & Sons Incorporated 1865
  • Factory: Ilion
    President: Samual Remington 1865
    Purchased Empire Company in 1871 & produced sewing machines
    Name changed to: Remington Empire Sewing Machine Co. Est 1871 – 1875
  • Factory:
    Name changed to:
    Remington Sewing Machine Co. 1875
  • Factory: Remington Armory & Sewing Machine Works Ilion, New York
  • Offices: 281 & 283 Broadway New York 1878 -1882
    Inventor: J. T. Jones
    Became:
    Remington Sewing Machine Agency Ltd Est April 1882 – 1894.
    Formed to sell the sewing machines
    Machine Made:
  • Empire 1864 1870 1873
  • No.1 Remington 1873
  • No.2 Remington from June 1874
  • Improved Remington 1878
  • New Remington 1880 1882
  • New Remington No.3 1879 - 1882
  • Remington No.5 available 1884
    Production:
    1873 30,000 p.a. - 100 machines per day 1874 17,608 1875?-25110 1876 - 12,716 1879 35,000 p.a.
  • O. L. Reynolds Co. 1857 1858
  • Factory: Dover, New Hampshire.
    Patentee: O. L. Reynolds
    Machine Made:
  • Ne Plus Ultra 1858
  • Rex & Bockius 1876 – 1881.
  • Factory: 614 Filbert Street, Philadelphia.
    Machine Made:
  • The Goodes 1874 - 1881
  • Ross Mayer Manufacturing Co. 1870 – 1899.
  • Factory: Cincinnati.
  • Rotary Shuttle Sewing Machine Co. Est 1881 – 1884.
    Inventor: J. A. Davis
    President: W. T. Cook 1884
  • Factory: Foxborough, Massachusetts.
    Formerly:
    J. A. Davis, New York 1860’s – 1867.
    bought by:
    Foxboro Manufacturing Co. Est 13th January 1885
    Machine Made:
  • Rotary Shuttle - style No's 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 (Manufacturing) 1881 - 1884 (Rssm total production c 300 machines) 1885 (F M)
  • Royal Sewing Machine Co.1884 – 1890.
  • Factory: Rockford, Illinois.
    Became:
    Illinois Sewing Machine Co. Est 1895 - 1924
    Became subsidiary of:
    Free Sewing Machine Co. c1898
    Machine Made:
  • New Royal "A"

  • Secomb & Co. 1865 - 1869
  • Cleveland, Ohio. 1867
  • Pittsburg P A 1868
    Offices: New York.
    Machine Made:
  • Common Sense Family Machine 1865 1868
  • Secomb Family Machine
  • Improved Common Sense 1868 1869
  • Secor Sewing Machine Co. 1872 - 1883. (In liquidation 1881)
    Founder: Jerome Burgess Secor
  • Factory: Chicago 1865
  • Factory: West Stratford, Connecticut. 1865
  • Moved to: Bridgport, Connecticut by 1876
  • Offices: 697 Broadway 1874
    900 Broadway 1877
    Machine Made:
  • Secor 1876 - 1881
  • The Fairy
  • Improved Secor 1872 - 1876
    Production: 1874 - 4,541 1875? - 1307
  • Shaw & Clark Sewing Machine Co. 1857 – 1870.
  • Factory: Biddeford, Maine 1865.
    Founders: Charles A. Shaw, Timothy Clark Moved to:
    Chicopee Falls, Massachusetts 1867 – 1868
    Became:
    Chicopee Sewing Machine Co. 1868 – 1870 Note in 1870 Charles A Shaw was General agent for this company
    Machine Made:
  • 16$ & 20$ Family machines 1864
  • Monitor 1861
  • New Chicopee Family Nos 1, 2, 3, 4 1869
    Production:1866 - 1867 2,692
  • John Sigwalt & Co. Est 1876
  • Factory: Arlington Heights, Chicago,Illinois.
    Became:
    Sigwalt Sewing Machine Co. Est 1876 - 1883
  • 236 Wabash Avenue, Chicago, Illinois. 1882
    Became:
    Diamond Sewing Machine Co. Est 1883 - 1895 Closed
    Machine Made:
  • The Sigwalt Nos 1 - 12 1880
  • The Sigwalt (Singer pattern) 1881 1882
    Production: 1873 - 1883 40,000
  • I. M. Singer & Co. 1851 - 1863.
  • Factory: Boston, Mass
    Moved to New York 1853 corner of Centre & Franklin
  • Offices: 458 Broadway, New York, 1858, 1859.
    Moved to:
    323 Broadway, New York, 1860 - 1868.
    Became:
    Singer Manufacturing Co. Est 1863 – to-date
    Most Notable Machines Made:
  • Model No. 1 1852 - 1880
  • Model No. 2 1854 - 1890
  • Model No. 3 1856 -
  • Family 1856 - 1859 (known as the Turtle Back)
  • Letter A 1859 - 1865
  • New Family 1863 - 1902 (Became known as Model 12 or Singer 12)
  • Model 13 1875 - 1900
  • Improved Family 1879 - 1895 (Became Model 15)
  • Model 15 1895 - 1935
  • Model 115 1912 -1935
  • Model 24
  • V.S. 1 1885 - 1886
  • V.S. 2 1887 - 1891 (Became Model 27)
  • V.S. 3 1886 - (Became Model 28)
  • Model 27 1892 - 1933
  • Model 127 1910 - 1935
  • Model 28 1892 - 1931
  • Model 128 1910 - 1952
  • Model 20 Sewhandy Chain Stitch toy 1910
  • Model 24 Chain Stitch 1897
  • Model 30 Chain stitch 1913 - 1920's
  • Model 48 1900 - 1913 (Only produced in the UK)
  • Model 66 1900 - 1956
  • Model 99 1920's - 1957
  • Model 101 1920 - 1932
  • Model 192 (Spartan)
  • Model 201 1935 - 1950's
  • Model 221 1933 - 1950's (pale turquoise (white) version only produced in the UK)
  • Model 222 1950 - 1960's (Only produced in the UK)
  • Model 9 W 1906 - 1913
    Note: The Singer Manufacturing Company produced a huge range of other machines including many industrial models.
  • George B. Sloat & Co. Est 1858 – 1861
  • Factory: 1229 Beach Street, Philadelphia.
    Became:
    Sloat Sewing Machine Co. Philadelphia 1860
    Machine Made:
  • Elliptic Lock Stitch 1859 1860
  • Bradshaw Shuttle 1859 1861
  • Slocum & Williams 1865 – 1880
  • Factory: 86 – 88 Market Street, Chicago.
    Machine Made:
  • Williams Champion 1868 1879
  • Family & Medium 1879
  • Southern Supply Co.
  • Factory: 271 North College Street, Nashville, Tennessee.
    Machine Made:
  • Standard Singer
  • Wilson H. Smith 1861
  • Factory: Birmingham, Connecticut.
  • Smith & Egge Manufacturing Co. 1875 – 1910. (inc 1877)
  • Factory: Bridgeport, Connecticut.
  • Offices: 62 Reade Street, New York.
    Patentee: Frederick Egge
    President: Friend W. Smith 1877
    Machines Made:
  • Little Comfort 1897
  • Little Comfort Improved 1897 - 1907
  • Peerless Automatic 1901
    Producton: over 50,000
  • David McConnel Smyth 1871 - 1879
    Became
    Smyth Manufacturing Co. Est 1879 to-date.
  • Factory: 50 State Street, Hartford, Conneticut
    President: C. C. Kimball 1887
    Machine Made:
  • Smyth Thread Book-Sewing Machine 1899 1901
  • B. C. Springsteen.
  • Factory: Owego, New York.
    Machine Made:
  • Springsteen
  • G. W. Spencer & Co.
  • Factory: East Chester, New Hampshire.
    Machine Made:
  • Granite State
  • Springfield Sewing Machine Co. Est 1st March 1881 - 1883
  • Factory: Springfield.
    Moved to:
    Cleveland, Ohio
  • St. John Sewing Machine Co. Est 1870 – 1884 (1893)
  • Factory: Springfield, Ohio.
    President: John Foos 1881
    Became:
    Royal Sewing Machine Co., Est 1884 – c1895
    Became:
    Illinois Sewing Machine Co.c1895 – 1924
  • Factory: Rockford, Illinois.
    Became subsidiary of:
    Free Sewing Machine Co.
    Moved to:
    Rockford, Illinois.
    Machine Made:
  • Springfield 1876 - 1880
  • St John
  • Royal St John Model Nos 1, 2, 3. Pre 1881 - 1893+
  • Improved New Royal
  • Greenleaf Stackpole 1869
  • Factory: 21 Cortlandt Street, New York
    Machine Made:
  • Stackpole's broom sewing machine - for brooms pamphlets, magazines
  • Stafford & Williams 1849
  • Factory: Boston, Massachusetts
    Patentees: Charles Morley & Joseph B Johnson
    Machine Made:
  • Holly
  • Standard Manufacturing Co. Est 1879 - 1881
  • Factory: Chicago, Illinois.
    Became:
    June Manufacturing Co. Est June 1881
    Machines Made:
    for H.B. Goodrich (Chicago)
  • Standard Sewing Machine Co. Est 1884 – 1934
  • Factory: 90 Euclid Avenue 1886 66 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio.
  • 6405 Cedar Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 1907
    Founders: Frank & William A. Mack
    Originally
    Teller Manufacturing Co. Incorporated 1880 - 1884
    Became subsidiary of:
    Frederick Osann & Co 1929
    Presidents: Frank Mack 1886 C. C. Emmons 1907 - 1913, Henry Wick Corning 1918 - 1922, Frederick Osann 1930
    Bought by:
    Singer Manufacturing Co. 1934.
    Machines Made:
  • Standard Rotary Shuttle- Introduced 1885 - 1920 (Sold by Sears Roebuck & Co. as Economy)
  • Standard (V.S.) 1887 - 1912
  • Norwood 1887 - 1912
  • New Paragon Nov 1887 (UK)
  • Paragon 1908
  • Cleveland 1912
  • Wizard
  • Arrow 1919 (Sold by Sears Roebuck & Co. as Kenmore)
  • Standard Vibrator 1911
  • Hexagon 1919
  • Sewhandy produced under licence from Frederick Osann & Co. 1928
    Production: By 1907 -790,000 machines had been produced
  • Standard Shuttle Sewing Machine Co. 1874 – 1881.
  • Factory: Corner Broadway & Clinton Place, New York.
    Machine Made:
  • Standard
  • Star Shuttle Sewing Machine Co. 1867 - 1869.
  • Factory: Boston, Massachusetts.
    Machine Made:
    Star Shuttle 1867 1868
  • C. Stebbins 1861 – 1863.
  • Factory: Pike, New York.
  • Henry Stewart & Co. 1874 – 1879.
  • Factory: 324 – 332 West 37th Street, New York.
    Became:
    Stewart Manufacturing Co. Est 1880 - 1883
    President: Henry Stewart 1880 1881
    Machines Made:
  • Family pre 1880
  • Singer Family No's 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
  • New Stewart 1881
  • Genuine Stewart post 1880
    Production: 450 - 475 per week
  • Strange & Huntley.
  • Factory: Tauton, Massachusetts.

  • Taggart & Farr 1858 - 1860.
  • Factory: Philadelphia.
    Patentee: Chester Farr
  • Tennis Co. 1870 – 1899.
  • Factory: New York.
    Machine Made:
  • Book Stitcher
  • W. W. Thomas 1887.
    Machine Made:
  • Thomas High Arm Singer 1887
  • C. F. Thomson Co. 1871. No further information

    J. A. Titus & Co 1886 1887
  • Factory: Brattleboro, New York.
    Machine Made:
  • Acme
  • Tracy Sewing Machine Co. 1893 - 1901
    Patentee Harriet Ruth Tracy 1889
    Machine Made:
  • Tracy Lock Stitch & Chain stitch
  • Tryber & Sweetland Manufacturing Co. 1882
  • Factory: Chicago, Illinois.
    Became:
    Chicago Sewing Machine Co. Pre 1882
  • Factory: 47 – 55 South Jefferson St, Chicago, Illinois.
    Machine Made:
  • Chicago Singer No.1 No.2 No.3 (T & S)
  • Chicago Models No. 1 - 5, 7, 11

  • Wm. P. Uhlinger & Co. 1858 1860.
  • Factory: North Second,above Oxford, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1859.
    Patent: 17th August 1858, 28 Dec 1858
  • Union Family Sewing Machine Co. 1850 – 1879.
  • Factory: Chicago, Illinois.
    Machine Made:
  • Union Ten Dollar Family 1860 1865
  • Union Manufacturing Co.
    Sewing Machines from 1881 - 1891
  • Factory: Corner Hamilton & Bismark, Toledo, Ohio.
    President: George W. Volk 1905
    Machine Made:
  • Union 1884 1885
  • Union Special Sewing Machine Co. 1885 – 1902+.
  • Factory: Michigan Street, Chicago, Illinois.
    300 West Kinzie Street, Chicago, Illinois by 1907 - 1913
    400 N. Franklin Street, Chicago, Illinois 1913 - 1960+
    495 N Franklin street, Chicago, Illinois by 1972
    Presidents: William Stanley North 1881 - 1908, William Harris Boyer 1954 - 1960
    Originally:
    Union Bag Machine Co. Est 1881 - 1885
    Factory: Top Floor June Manufacturing Building 1884 - 1887
    Became:
    Union Special Machine Co. by 1904 - 1976+
    Machines Made:
  • Union Bag Machine No. 1
  • Union Bag Machine No. 2
  • United States Sewing Machine Co. 1860 – 1880.
  • Factory: New York.
  • Offices: Alfred, Maine
    Machine Made:
  • $ 12 Family 1861 1863
  • Improved $ 12 Family 1869

  • Vermont Arms Co. 1856 – 1861.
  • Factory: Windsor, Vermont.
    Machine Made:
  • Windsor
    Note: Business apparently sold to Grout & White 1861
  • Victor Sewing Machine Co. 1872 - 1888.
  • Factory: 12 & 14 Hamlin Street, Middletown, Connecticut.
    Previously:
    Finkle & Lyon Sewing Machine Co. 1861 – 1872.
  • Offices: 503 Broadway, New York 1860
    538, Broadway New York 1862
    862 Broadway, New York 1873
    54 East 10th Street, New York 1877.
    Machines Made:
  • Victor 1876
  • Improved Victor 1885
    Production: 1875? - 6,103, 1876 - 5,759
  • K. Vogal. 1860
  • Factory: Chelsea Mass.
    Machine Made:
  • Button Hole & sewing Machine

  • Wagener Manufacturing Co. 1869.
  • Factory: 825 Broadway, New York.
  • Waterbury Co. 1853 – 1860.
  • Factory: Waterbury, Connecticut.
  • Wardwell Manufacturing Co. Est 1875 – 1878+ .
  • Factory: St Louis, Missouri.
    Formerly:
    Hautin Sewing Machine Co. Est 1865 -1881
  • Factory: Woonsocket, Rhode Island
    Became:
    Wardwell Sewing Machine Company, Woonsocket, Rhode Island 1883 - 1895
    Became:
    Taft-Pierce Manufacturing Co. Est 1895
    Machine Made:
  • The Wardwell 1876 1878
  • Warren, Wheeler & Woodruff
    Became:
    Wheeler, Wilson & Co. Est 1851 – 1853.
  • Factory: Watertown, Connecticut.
  • Offices: 44 East fourteenth St to 31st April 1886 833 Broadway From 1 May 1886
    Partners: Nathaniel Wheeler, Allen B. Wilson, Alanson Warren and George P. Woodruff.
    Became:
    Wheeler & Wilson Manufacturing Co. Est 5th Oct 1853 – Jan 1907.
    Assets sold to Singer Manufacturing Co. Jan 1907

    Moved to:
    Bridgeport Connecticut 1856.
    Offices:
    343 Braodway, New York 1857
    345 Broadway, New York 1858 - Jan 1859
    505 Broadway, New York Feb 1859 - 1864
    625 Broadway, New York 1865 - 1872
    635 Broadway, New York 1873, 1874
    44 East 14th Street, Union Square, New York 1874
    International Award: Gold Paris 1867
    Machines Made:
  • Patent Sewing Lathe 1853
  • Elliptic 1858
  • Domestic use No's 1 -1855 -1893, No - 2 1855 - 1883, No. 3 - 1855 - 1865, No. 8 - 1876 -1890, No. 9 -1887 - 1895, D9 1895 - 1906 (accessory compartment by 1904),
  • Industrial use No. 4 - 1861 - 1876, No. 5 1872 - 1878, No. 6 1872 -1883, No. 7 - 1878 - 1883, No. 10 - 1880 - 1885, No. D10 - New 1886 -1890, No. 11 New 1892 -1905, No. 12 a, b, c - New Sept 1887 - 1894, No D12 1890 - 1905, No. 15.
    Production:1860 - 25,000, 1866 - 1867 - 38055 , 1870 - 83,208, 1872 - 174,088, 1874 - 92,827, 1875? 103,740, 1876 108,997
  • Alben Warth 1869
  • Factory: Stapleton.
    Machines Made:
  • Warth - for manufacturing 1869
  • Watson & Wooster
    See Watson Co.

    Watson Co. 1850 - 1853
    Became:
    Watson, Wooster & Co. 1853 - 1860
  • Factory: Bristol, Connecticut.
  • Offices: 449 Broadway, New York 1858.
    Patentee: William C. Watson Nov 25 1856
    Machines Made:
  • The Watson 1856
  • Watson $10 1856 1857
  • Weed Sewing Machine Co.
    See
    Whitney & Lyon

    D. B. Wesson Sewing Machine Manufacturing Co. dissolved 1881
  • Factory: Springfield, Massachusetts.
  • West & Wilson Co. 1858.
    Became:
    ,b>West & Wilson Manufacturing Co 1860
    Became
    West & Wil son Sewing Machine Co. 1861
  • Factory: Elyria, Ohio.
    Patentees: H. B. West, H. F. Wilson
    Machine Made:
  • Double thread
  • Wheeler, Wilson & Co.
    and
    Wheeler & Wilson Manufacturing Co.
    See
    Warren, Wheeler & Woodruff

    Thomas H. White & William L. Grout 1858 -1860
  • Factory: Templeton, Massachusetts.
    Became:
    Thomas H. White & Stephen French 1861 - 1866
    Moved to:
    Orange 1862.
    Cleveland Ohio 1866.
    Became:
    White Manufacturing Co. 1866
    Became:
    White Sewing Machine Company incorporated July 7th 1876
  • Factory: 10 - 40 Canal Street, Cleveland, Ohio. 1890
  • Offices:296 Wabash Avenue, Chicago, Illinois. 1890
    President: Thomas H. White 1876 - 1890
    International Award: Amsterdam
    Machines Made:
  • Heads for W.G. Wilson 1866 - 1876
  • White V.S. No's 1 - 5 1876
  • White No. 12 - Manufacturing Available from 1883 - 1885(UK)
  • White Gem Oct 1891 - 1893 UK
  • Peerless 1881 - 1884 (TT)
  • Peerless Feb 1884 (no TT)
  • New Peerless B 1890 - 1893 UK
  • White Rotary 1890 - 1893UK
  • New Willard 1937
  • Franklin (Long Shuttle) 1937
  • Franklin Rotary 1937 (Sears Roebuck)
  • Rotary 1890 - 1949
  • Whitehill Manufacturing Co. 1875 – 1888.
  • Factory: 179 - 195 Becher, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
    Founder: Robert Whitehill
    President: Fink 1887
    Machine Made:
    Whitehill 1881 1883
  • Whitney & Lyon 1858 – 1864.
    Became:
    Weed Sewing Machine Co. Est 1864 - 1899
  • Factory: Nasma, New Hampshire.
    Moved to:
  • 436 Capitol Avenue, (originally Rifle Avenue until 1878), Hartford, Connecticut 1865 – 1899.
  • Offices: 345 Broadway, New York 1858
    477 Broadway, New York 1859
    506 Broadway, New York 1861 - 1867
    613 Broadway, New York 1867 - 1869
    26 Union Square 1877
    Presidents:
    Jonathan S. Niles 1865 1867, Homer Blanchard 1867 - 1876, George A. Fairfield 1876 - 1881, J. W. Beach 1881 - 1887, George H. Day 1887
    Patentee: Theodore E. Weed, Patent Nov 1854
    International Award: Paris 1867 Silver
    Machines Made:
  • Chase's Patent $15 (single thread)1858
  • Weed's Patent 1858 No. 1 1859 No.2 1859 No.3 Manufacturing 1859 1864 No.4 Manufacturing (Long Arm) 1859 1864 No.5 1859 No.6 (straight needle) 1859
  • Family No's 2 1863, 1864, 2 Extra 1863, 1864, 2 Half Case 1863, 1864, No 2 Plain, No.2 Folding Case, 1867
  • Manufacturing Nos 3 & 4 1863, 1864 No 3 1867
  • Family Favorite Nos 1 & 2 1867(introduced) (Nos 1 - 12 1873) 1867 - 1888
  • General Favorite 1872 - 1876
  • Manufacturing Favorite 1868
  • Nos 1 -10 1871
  • Ne Plus Ultra 1871
  • Hartford 1881 1884
    Production: 1866 - 1867 3,638, 1867 2,400 per month, 1869 28,800, 1870 35,002 1874 30,496 1876 -14425
  • J. H. Whitney 1871
    Whitney Sewing Machine Co. Est 1871 – 1874.
  • Factory: Paterson, New Jersey.
  • Offices: 613 Broadway, New York 1873
    Became:
    Whitney Manufacturing Co. 1874 - 1880
  • Willcox & Gibbs Sewing Machine Co. Est 1857 incorporated 1866 -
  • NOTE: Machines produced by Brown & Sharpe, Providence, Rhode Island starting 1858 - 1949
  • Factory: Watertown, Connecticut.
    Offices: 658 Broadway, New York. 1859 - 1897
    Founders: James Edward Allen Gibbs & James Willcox
    Patentee: James Gibbs June 1857
    International Medal: Vienna 1873
    Machine Made:
  • Chain Stitch with Glass Tension
  • Chain Stitch with Automatic Tension 1875 on
  • Automatic manufacturing
  • Bag machine
  • Straw Hat machine
  • Overlock machine 1889
  • High Speed lock stitch 1899
  • Feldlock 1926
  • 10A High Speed Lockstitch 1951
    Production: 1870 - 34,890 1874 - 13,710, 1875? - 14,262, 1876 12,758
  • Williams & Orvis 1860.
  • Factory: Boston
    Machine Made:
  • A. B. Wilson 1850 – 1856.
  • Factory: Watertown, Connecticut.
    Machine Made:
  • W. G. Wilson & Co. 1867 1868.
  • Factory: Cleveland, Ohio.
    Became:
    The Wilson Sewing Machine Co. Est 1868 – 1885
    President: William G. Wilson 1873 1883
    Moved to:
    129 – 131 State Street, Chicago, Illinois 1878 – 1882
    Moved to:
    Wallingford, Connecticut. 1882 – 1886.
    Offices: 827 and 829 Broadway, New York opened 1st June 1874 Machine Made:
  • The Wilson 1871 1883
  • Buckeye 1870
  • Buckeye Under-Feed 1871
  • Horse
  • Star Shuttle 1867 1868
  • Wilson Manufacturing machines No's 10 & 12 1874
  • New Wilson Oscillating Shuttle 1883
    Production: 1874 - 17,527, 1875? - 9,508
  • Williams & Orvis Sewing Machine Co. 1859 – 1869
  • Factory: 323 Washington Street, Boston, Massachusetts. 1861
    also 90 Utica Street, Boston
    Founders: Charles Williams, Orvis
    Machine Made:
  • Curved Arm Family 1860
  • Straight Arm Family
  • William's $25 Family 1869
  • C. W. Williams Manufacturing Co. Est 1863
    Became:
    Williams Manufacturing Co. by 1877 1885 +
    Became:
    Williams Manufacturing Co. Ltd by 1893 - liquidated 1929
  • Factory: Plattsburgh, New York. 1878 also at 347 Notre Dame Street, Montreal, Canada. (destroyed by fire 1882)
    Machine Made:
  • Williams' Singer
  • Williams' Improved Singer Family 1871 - 1877
  • Williams' Improved Medium
  • Williams' Hand machine
  • Williams' No. 2
  • Helpmate No's 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. 1884 - 1893
  • New Williams 1884 - 1902
  • E. Wittenmore.
  • Factory: Boston, Massachusetts.
    Machines Made:
  • Wax thread type
  • Woodruff.
  • Factory: -
    Machine Made:
  • American Eagle