American Sewing Machine Company

 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Established 1853 or 1854 c.

 

1853

 DORCAS SEWING MACHINE

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In 1853 the First Made or Earliest Record sewing machine

 

1854

 AMERICAN

In 1854 the First Made or Earliest Record sewing machine

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DORCAS SEWING MACHINE

 

US 11.934                             Daniel  Harris                 November 14, 1854

In 1854  sold by  American Sewing Machine Company

Agent:  John P. Bowker, Boston, Massachusett

 

1865

ELLIPTIC 

1865 Advertisement
1865 Advertisement

 

 

1874

NEW AMERICAN

(New) American sewing machine of about 1874. Illustration is from a contemporary advertising brochure.

(New) American sewing machine of about 1874
(New) American sewing machine of about 1874

 

 

1876

IMPROVED - NEW AMERICAN

 

 

1882

NELSON

The Nelson hand lock-stitch machine of Messrs. Todd & Co., of Rose Street, Newgate Street is rapidly gaining many friends and sales are largely increasing.

The Sewing Machine Gazette 1882

 

 

1884

 

 

1885

 

The American Sewing Machine Company, of Rose Street, Newgate Street, have recently shown us what we believe to be one of the most handsome sewing machines in the market. It is either a hand or treadle machine; the work-plate is profusely inlaid with mother of pearl ornaments, all bright parts being nickle-plated. including loose wheel and it is fitted with all the latest improvements. The cover is of handsome figured walnut and with it off or on is a fit ornament to any drawing room and very portable for travelling. We give an illustration of this useful article and suggest at the same time that as a suitable New Year's gift it can be highly recommended.

Sewing Machine Gazette 1885

 

 

 

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