Which yes was based in belvidere illinois in the period around 1896. Antique piecedoes have some surface rust in pics design on head is faded in spots.
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National sewing machine company. The needlebar was an international group of enthusiastic collectors of antique and vintage 1829 to 1960 sewing machines who also had an interest in researching the history of these fascinating items their inventors and their makers. This machine was made by the national sewing machine company of belvidere illinois which was formed c1891 by the merger of the eldredge sewing machine company est1869 and the june manufacturing company est. The names on the following machines are examples of the models offered.
Welcome to the needlebar original web site archive. Although i didnt recognize the name on the box eldredge manufacturing company out of illinois one seconds worth of googling turned up this article about the eldredgenational sewing machine company. If we dont have a listing for the name please use the search function to see if there is any mention of it on our site.
National manufactured sewing machines washing machines bicycles the eldredge automobile 1903 1906 home workshop machinery and cast iron scale model toys oldsmobile pontiac automobiles harley davison motorcycles side cars john deere farm. National sewing machine company was a belvidere illinois based manufacturer founded in the late 19th century. If your sewing machine accessory or ephemera has a name on it this is the place to start.
A veritable colossus of industrial extant and import of evidence and influence in the commercial world the great national sewing machine manufactory of belvidere stands today a living monument to tireless energy perfect organization shrewd management unerring judgment and the keenest business sagacity. National probably produced more badged names than any other company. With the vast majority of early sewing machine manufacturers based in the new england area any company with a factory in the centre of the country has to be an exception.
We are talking about the national sewing machine company here but the geography wasnt always so different. New home sewing machine company. National was unable to compete with the low cost imported sewing machines and closed in 1957.
The firm appears to have specialised in producing badged machines for retailers. National sewing machine company head look at pictures and ask questions. The company manufactured sewing machines washing machines bicycles an automobile home workshop machinery and cast iron toys and novelties under the vindex toy company label.
In particular identification is sometimes difficult because many different machines across the range were sold under the eldredge name after barnabas eldredge founder of national.
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