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Sewing-machine industry

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Singer Building souvenir

 Collection
Accession: 1994-280
Abstract:

The Singer Company was once the world's leading producer of sewing machines that achieved peak domestic and foreign influence by the late nineteenth century. In 1902 the Singer Company began plans to enlarge its headquarters in downtown Manhattan. Ernest Flagg was selected as the architect, and his initial design was for a thirty-five story tower; however, the company decided to almost double its height. The Beaux-Arts style skyscraper, made of red brick and bluestone, was completed in 1908 and stretched to 612 feet. This two sided souvenir shows three photographs of the Singer Building from 1907 to 1908; the reverse side is a longitudinal cross sectional drawing of the tower with engineering and architectural data.

Dates: circa 1908

Singer Company photographs and advertising cards

 Collection
Accession: 2003-249
Abstract:

The Singer Company was once the world's leading producer of sewing machines that achieved peak domestic and foreign influence by the late nineteenth century. The collection consists of photographs, trade cards and other ephemera related to the Singer Company. Most of the photographs feature Singer sewing machines and many of these are identified by date and model number.

Dates: circa 1857-1951

Singer Company records

 Collection
Accession: 2207
Abstract:

The Singer Company, once the world's leading producer of sewing machines, was the successor to I.M. Singer & Co., established in 1851. The records of The Singer Company comprise a group of materials from its Trademark Department that were collected by a former employee.

Dates: 1851-1990

Singer Manufacturing Company miscellany

 Collection
Accession: 2681
Abstract:

The Singer Manufacturing Company, once the world's leading producer of sewing machines, was incorporated in 1863 as the successor to I.M. Singer & Co., established in 1851. This collection contains five items regarding the lease of a sewing machine and an instruction manual for the model no. 115 sewing machine.

Dates: 1868-1915

Singer Manufacturing Company records

 Collection
Accession: 2526
Abstract:

This collection helps to document the history of Singer Manufacturing Company during the period 1860 through 1880. After success in forming one of the first U.S. patent pools the Singer Company was ready to capitalize and built several new factories. Since the demand for family sewing machines had increased substantially, Singer made it economically possible to buy the new and improved machines by offering installment payment plans.

Dates: 1860-1878

Singer Manufacturing Company sewing machine patent litigation reports

 Collection
Accession: 2641
Abstract:

The Singer Manufacturing Company, once the world's leading producer of sewing machines, was incorporated in 1863 as the successor to I.M. Singer & Co., established in 1851. The records are mostly different drafts of internal reports created for the use of company officers explaining the progress of various patent and trademark suits brought against the company in both the United States and Europe.

Dates: 1923-1941