TWENTY-FIFTH ANNUAL FAIR
AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF THE CITY OF NEW-YORK
REPORT OF THE BOARD OF MANAGERS
The Board of Managers of the twenty-fifth annual Fair of the American Institute, respectfully
That the Fair was opened at Castle Garden* on the 6th day of October 1852 and closed the 29th. The total number of exhibitors who presented themselves, exclusive of those at the cattle show, amounted to 2.292. The numerous applications to exhibit machinery in motion, induced the managers to enlarge the machine room by adding sixty feet to its length, at a cost of $400. The room is furnished with an ample steam boiler, an engine of 25 horse power, a line of shafting 180 feet, with counter shafting, pulleys, &.c. Notwithstanding these arrangements, they were found insufficient to accommodate all who desired it. The other departments of the Fair were full and the entire exhibition manifested improvements beyond former Fairs. The attendance of visitors was unusually large. The total net receipts at Castle Garden, show that near 100.000 persons paid for admission. Taking into consideration the number of members who are furnished with free family tickets, the number of delegates from various kindred associations in the United States, the extreme liberality of the managers in granting free admissions to distinguished individuals from abroad, with the free access of exhibitors, it may be fairly estimated that not less than 500.000 persons entered Castle Carden during the exhibition.
Sewing Machine Awarded
at the 25th Annual Fair - New York 1852
I.M. Singer & Co., 285 Broadway, for the best sewing machine
(a gold medal having been before awarded in 1851)
* Castle Clinton or Fort Clinton, previously known as Castle Garden, is a circular sandstone fort now located in Battery Park, in Manhattan, New York City. Built from 1808 to 1811, it was the first U.S. immigration station, where more than 8 million people arrived in the United States from 1855 to 1890.