THE BARTLETT SEWING MACHINE CO.

 

BARTLETT & CO.

Needle manufs.

1857

262 Broadway, New York

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BARTLETT & CO.

Needle manufs.

1858

421 Broadway, New York

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BARTLETT JOSEPH W.

1858-1861

novelty $6 sewing machines

421 Broadway & Canal Street, New York

home: Brooklyn  

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BARTLETT JOSEPH W.

1862

473 Broadway, New York

see:       DEMOREST

home: 59 W. 49th

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BARTLETT JOSEPH W.

(BARTLETT'S)

sewing machines & needles

1863 - 1865

Depot, 442 Broadway, New York

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Bartlett Sewing Machine Company, New York

1865 - 1869

Manufactory

Goodspeed & Wyman S. M. Co.Winchendon, Massachusetts

 

Principal Office and General Depot:

569 Broadway, New York

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The Bartlett Reversible Sewing Machine Company

from 1869  to ...

Machines now being made at their new factory.

Principal Office and General Depot:

569 Broadway, New York

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1870 

SEWING MACHINES  $25 to $45 Improved Bartlett

817 Broadway, New York

 

Bartlett Joseph W.

needles

569 Broadway, New York

sewing machines

First avenue  &  E. 24th

home: 222 W. 53d

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1874

Bartlett Joseph W.

Lamps & Chandeliers

569 Broadway, New York

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1880

Bartlett Lamp Mfg. Co.

 613 Broadway, New York

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1897

Bartlett Lamp Mfg. Co. 

66 W Broadway, New York

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The Joseph W. Bartlett sewing machine, was first manufactured in 1866 under the patent (US 46.064January 31, 1865 and October 10, 1865(?) .

The machines were made by Goodspeed & Wyman for the Bartlett SM Co. and were so marked. The inventor received another patent (US 76.385on April 7, 1868 and later machines carry this third date also. Although the first few hundred machines did not bear the dates of patents held by the Combination, before the end of the first year of production Bartlett was paying royalties. He continued to manufacture sewing machines until the early seventies when he converted to the manufacturing of "street lamps"

 

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The New Sewing Machine

( November 1865)

The engraving published herewith represents a new sewing machine. The objects its originator had in view in its production was to supply the great want existing for a really good practical sewing machine for family use, obtainable at a moderate price, simply constructed, readily understood and easily operated and kept in working order. The stitch made by it is elastic, which experience proves to be best adapted for all the varieties of family sewing and is made from the spool direct as purchased at the store. It is self-fastening, yet can be taken out, without injury to the fabric, when necessary. The needle is readily adjusted and is like that used by Mr. Howe, only shorter and consequently stronger and less liable to be broken. The feed is the well-known four-motion under feed, as used in the Wheeler & Wilson, Grover & Baker and other first-class machines. It is now considered the only really reliable feed. The length of stitch is varied by simply turning the thumb-screw, H, in or out, securing it in place by the jam nut, 0. The tension is laid directly upon the thread by passing it between two highly polished steel disks, B, instead of applying the pressure upon the spool which, from the unevenness of these spools, is found very unreliable. The spool, A, rests loosely upon the upright rod and may be removed and replaced by another without disturbing the tension, a very valuable feature, especially when the thread gives out in the midst of sewing a seam. The pressure upon the foot resting upon the cloth is obtained by a coiled spring upon the rod. The foot is raised by lifting the nut, F and held at rest by a pin fitted to the nut in such a manner that the foot may be thrown entirely around and away from the needle when desired. A gage is I attached to the plate of each machine adjustable to different widths of sewing and tucking by the screw, L. In short, all the motions are obtained by the simplest mechanism, which, in practice, is found to be durable and noiseless. The machines are made adapted both for the treadle (foot-power) and hand use. The annexed engraving represents the machine as adapted for hand use, and although they can be worked upon any house table without being secured, a clamp will be furnished with each machine to be used, if desired. Those for treadle use are made without the gear wheels, and with a smaller pulley or fly-wheel attached directly upon the main shaft for the belt.

 

These machines sew with double or single thread and the stitch is far superior to that made by the cheap machines. It did not rip upon being tested and the general appearance of the machine is satisfactory. Mr. Joseph W. Bartlett, long and favourably known in the sewing machine and needle interests and a resident of this city, is the patentee.

Full particulars in relation to machines or agencies will be promptly given by addressing The Bartlett Sewing Machine Company, 569 Broadway, N.Y.. The manufactory is at Winchendon, Massachusetts.  Page Brothers, Agents, Toledo, Ohio.

 from   The Scientific American  (November 1865)

 

 

 

 

DATING BARTLETT SEWING MACHINES

Using serial numbers Bartlett's machines can be dated approximately as follows:

      1 — 1.000           1866

1.001 — 3.126          1867

3.127 —   ?               1868

 

There is no record of serial numbers for the succeeding years. 

 

 

BARTLETT'S  US PATENTS

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US 21.234                           Timothy D. Jackson

Improvement in Sewing Machines Single Thread Chain-stitch

I am aware that thread guides are used in single thread machines to convey the thread across the path of the needle, which receive their movements from mechanism other than the needle, an example of which may be found in the patent of O. L. Reynolds, May 14, 1850.

 Assignor to Joseph W. Bartlett

August 17, 1858

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RE 829           Joseph W. Bartlett assignee of  O. L. Reynolds  

Improvements in Sewing Machines

September 27, 1859

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US 34.807                            Joseph W. Bartlett

Needle Gauge

April 1, 1862

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US 46.064                           Joseph W. Bartlett

Improvements in Sewing Machines

Witnesses: J. R. Stafford and Frederick Plant

January 31, 1865

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US 54.816                             G. N.  Goodspeed

Feeding Mechanism for Sewing Machines

 Assignor to  T. S. PAGE

May 15, 1866

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US 76.385                           Joseph  W.  Bartlett

Single Thread or Single-loop Stitch Sewing Machine

April 7, 1868

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US 103.828                          Joseph W. Bartlett

Improvements in Lanterns for Street

June 7, 1870

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US 116.399                         Joseph  W.  Bartlett

Improvements in Lanterns or Lamps, designed more especially for street use

June 27, 1871

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US 183.039                          Joseph  W.  Bartlett

Improvements in Street Lamps

October 10, 1871

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US 159.065             Joseph W. Bartlett  &  Frederick Plant

Improvements in Sewing Machines

Frederick Plant Assignor To Bartlett

January 26, 1875

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BARTLETT'S  US DESIGNS

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D 2.180                  Joseph W. Bartlett    (New York City)

Design for a frame for Sewing Machine

Witnesses: ............ and Frederick Plant

October 10, 1865

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D 2.215                    Joseph W. Bartlett    (New York City)

Standard and Treadle of a Sewing Machine

Witnesses: ............ and Frederick Plant

November 7, 1865

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US 21.234   Timothy D. Jackson  (August 17, 1858)

Single Thread, Tambour or Chain Stitch Machine

 Assignor to Joseph W. Bartlett

US 21.234         (August 17, 1858)
US 21.234 (August 17, 1858)
US 21.234         (August 17, 1858)
US 21.234 (August 17, 1858)

 

 

US RE 829  Joseph W. Bartlett assignee of  O. L. Reynolds  

(September 27, 1859)

Improvements in Sewing Machines

US RE-829 (September 27, 1859)
US RE-829 (September 27, 1859)

 

 

US 34.807  Joseph W. Bartlett  (April 1, 1862)

Needle Gauge

US 34.807  (April 1, 1862)
US 34.807 (April 1, 1862)

 

 

US 46.064  Joseph W. Bartlett  (January 31, 1865)

Improvements in Sewing Machines

US 46.064   (January 31, 1865)
US 46.064 (January 31, 1865)

 

 

US 54.816  George  N.  Goodspeed  (May 16, 1866)

Feeding Mechanism for Sewing Machines

 Assignor to  T. S. PAGE

US 54.816 (May 15, 1866)
US 54.816 (May 15, 1866)

 

 

US 76.385  Joseph W. Bartlett  (April 7, 1868)

Single Thread or Single-loop Stitch Sewing Machine

US 76.385   (April 7, 1868)
US 76.385 (April 7, 1868)
US 76.385   (April 7, 1868)
US 76.385 (April 7, 1868)

 

 

US 159.065  Joseph W. Bartlett  &  Frederick Plant  (January 26, 1875)

Improvements in Sewing Machines

Frederick Plant Assignor To Bartlett

 

 

 

BARTLETT' SEWING MACHINES

 

 

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BARTLETT'S

Depot, 442 Broadway, N.Y.

June - July 1862 Advertisement
June - July 1862 Advertisement

 

 

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442 Broadway, N.Y.

October 1863
October 1863
December 1863
December 1863

 

 

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June 1864 Advertisement
June 1864 Advertisement

 

 

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BARTLETT SEWING MACHINE COMPANY
BARTLETT SEWING MACHINE COMPANY
Design No. 2.215 - November 7, 1865
Design No. 2.215 - November 7, 1865
Design No. 2.180 -  October 10, 1865
Design No. 2.180 - October 10, 1865

  

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Bartlett's Elastic-Stitch - Demorest Magazine, May 1866
Bartlett's Elastic-Stitch - Demorest Magazine, May 1866
July 1866 Advertisement
July 1866 Advertisement
July - August 1866 Advertisements
July - August 1866 Advertisements
August 1866 Advertisement
August 1866 Advertisement
September 1866 Advertisement
September 1866 Advertisement

 

 

1867

February 1867 Advertisement
February 1867 Advertisement
May 1867 Advertisement
May 1867 Advertisement
July 1867  Advertisement
July 1867 Advertisement
 # 2.820
# 2.820
1867 c.
1867 c.

 

  

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US 76.385 April 7, 1868
US 76.385 April 7, 1868

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frommycarolinahome.com
March 7, 1868 Advertisement
March 7, 1868 Advertisement

 

  

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The Bartlett Reversible Sewing Machine Company

569 Broadway, N.Y.

August 1869 Advertisement
August 1869 Advertisement

 

  

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date ?

 SN 6.657
SN 6.657

 

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BARTLETT ROTARY

According to the Encyclopedia of Early American Sewing Machines, the "Bartlett Rotary" was manufactured by the National Sewing Machine Company.