UNION BUTTON-HOLE MACHINE CO.

38 Chardon Street, Boston, Massachusetts

Est. 1863-4 or 1865  to at least 1882

 

****************************************************************

...The next sewing machine of great importance was for working buttonholes and was made under patents to Kasimir Vogel, Humphrey and others.

After years of experimenting the Union Buttonhole Machine Company produced a machine that was a marvel in its line. It worked buttonholes that had the peculiar "purl " of the best handmade buttonholes, to which they were superior in strength and finish. The manufacture and sale of this machine was not profitable to the Union Buttonhole Machine Company and in 1867 it passed to the Singer Company and by that company was still further improved and became a great success, having a large sale in the United States and Europe. 

ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF AMERICAN COMMERCE  1795-1895

By Frederick G. Bourne, New York

President of the Singer Manufacturing Company

****************************************************************

*********************************************************

USRE 1.805                            Kasimir  Vogel

Button-Hole Sewing Machine Two Threads

The first part of my invention relates to the forming of seams suitable for button-holes or edging that the threads which pass around and over and form the edge shall be interlaced or united on both sides of the material with the seam which is formed through the material by the side of the edge and this part of my invention consists in combining with the eye-pointed needle, which carries its thread through the material for forming the seam within the edge, or what is to become the edge, a suitable instrument operating above the material and a suitable instrument operating below the material for interlacing or uniting the thread which forms the edge with the thread which forms the seam within the edge. The second part of my invention relates to the introduction of a thread or cord, termed a "bar", on the surface of the material and under, the thread or threads that connect two seams, or under the thread or threads that pass around the edge and extend to the seam with in the edge and this part of my invention consists in the employment of a suitable guide or guides for introducing and laying a thread or cord, termed a "bar", on one or both surfaces of the material and under the connecting thread or threads, in combination with the sewing mechanism or the equivalent thereof and the mechanism or the equivalent thereof for passing the thread or threads over and across the said bar or bars.

Assignor to the Union Button Hole and Embroidery Machine Company

November 1, 1864

Specification forming part of Letters Patent

US 25.692                            October 4, 1859

 

*********************************************************

US 80.520                               Kasimir  Vogel

Button-Hole Attachment Two Threads

The nature of my invention consists in an improved mechanism designed to be attached to and operated in connection with common plain sewing machines and by means of such attachment said machines may be used for stitching button-holes and other over-edge work and embroidery, as hereinafter described. Figure 1 of the accompanying drawings is a top view of said mechanism, with all its parts represented. a represents a gear on the vertical shaft of a “Singer family sewing machine", which operates said attachment, when it is secured to the table of said machine and in connection with such gear. ...

Assignor to Eben W. Lothrop

July 28, 1868

*********************************************************

The below 1870 advertise confirm that the Union Buttonhole Machine Company in 1867, it was passed to the Singer Company or anyway, some deal was made between the two companies.

1870
1870

 

... The Singer company now owns and exhibited the Union Button-Hole machine, well known both in this country and in Europe. It is the most perfect machine for its purpose ever made. ...

from the International Exhibition, 1876

 

 

1865
1865
June 27, 1865
June 27, 1865
September 1865
September 1865

****************************************************************

1865

Union Button-Hole Machine Company

Salesroom

300 Washington Street, Boston

747 Broadway, New York

Amos L.  Wood  treasurer

****************************************************************

 

****************************************************************

1868

D. W. G.  Humphrey treasurer of the

Union Button-Hole Sewing Machine Co.

and (Humphrey & Smith), machinists

36 Chardon Street, Boston; house at Chelsea

 

****************************************************************


 

****************************************************************

1870

John  Low, president of the

Union Button-Hole Machine Co.

36 Chardon Street, Boston; house at Chelsea

 

****************************************************************

1874
1874

 

The below patents are referring to a machine manufactured or furnished by the Union Button-Hole Sewing Machine Company, of Boston, Massachusetts; these claims, states that the company was operational at least until the end of 1882.

*********************************************************

US 102.586                           Rufus H.  Peabody

Button-Hole Sewing Machine One Thread

My invention is applicable to what is called the “Union Button-hole-stitching Machine”, manufactured by the Union Button-Hole and Embroidery Machine Company of Boston, Massachusetts and consists in a new form and construction of the “under needle and looper” used in said machine...

May 3, 1870

*********************************************************

US 271.405                Charles Beuttel & Philip P. Braüch

Button-Hole Sewing Machine

... "A" represents the cloth-plate, "B" the arm, "C" the needle, "D" the upper thread, "E" the lower thread and "F" the ordinary cord, of a machine such as furnished by the Union Button-Hole Sewing Machine Company, of Boston, Massachusetts. ...

Assignors to One-Third to Henry Newburgh

January 30, 1883

*********************************************************

 

The Singer Mfg Company

458 Broadway, New York

810 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia

January 14, 1864
January 14, 1864
January 28, 1864
January 28, 1864

 

US PATENTS ASSIGNED TO THE COMPANY

*********************************************************

USRE 1.805                              Kasimir  Vogel

Button-Hole Sewing Machine Two Threads

 Assignor to the Union Button Hole and Embroidery Machine Company

of Boston, Massachusetts

November 1, 1864

Specification forming part of Letters Patent

US 25.692                            October 4, 1859

*********************************************************

 

1886 National Buttonhole Co., 30 W. 14th, New York

 

1880 Universal Buttonhole Attachment Co. 18 E. 14th,  New York

1886 Universal Buttonhole Attachment Co., 6 W. 14th, New York

 

1880-6 Harris Buttonhole Co. (Limited) 265 Broadway, New York

 

1934 International Button Hole Sewing Machine Co.

1934 Reece Button Hole Machine Co.

****************************************************************

1865

John B.  Kettell president of the

Union Buttonhole & Embroidery Machine Co.

300 Washington Street, Boston; house at Rox.

 

Amos L.  Wood  (ins. broker and treasurer of the Wickersham Nail Co.

103 State

& treasurer of the

Union Buttonhole & Embroidery Machine Co.

300 Washington Street, Boston; house at Brookline

 

****************************************************************