The Centennial International Exhibition of 1876, the first official World's Fair in the United States, was held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, from May 10 to November 10, 1876, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. Officially named the International Exhibition of Arts, Manufactures and Products of the Soil and Mine, it was held in Fairmount Park along the Schuylkill River on fairgrounds designed by Herman J. Schwarzmann. Nearly 10 million visitors attended the exhibition and thirty-seven countries participated in it.




LIST OF AWARDS (partial)


National Needle Co., Springfield, Mass., Needle-Making Machines.

Geo. C. Howard, Philadelphia, Pa., Best Gearing for Sewing Machines.

The Pyramid Pin Co., New Haven, Conn., Pin Sticking Machine.

Mrs. A. G. Suplee, San Francisco, Cal., Needle.

Campbell and Clute, Cohoes, N. Y., Upright Rotary Knitting Machine.

Dana Bickford, New York, a Circular Knitting Machine.

Franz and Pope Knitting Machine Co., Bucyrus, Ohio, Family Knitting Machine.

T. C. Page, Chicopee Falls, Mass., Lamb Knitting Machine.

T. C. Page, Chicopee Falls, Mass., Lamb Knitting Machine.

G. C. Walters, Philadelphia, Pa., Sewing Machines for Green Hides.

Hat-Blocking Machine Co., Yonkers, N. Y., Sewing Machines for Sewing Sweat Linings in Hats.

Remington Sewing Machine Co., Ilion, N. Y., Buttonhole Sewing Machine.

The Singer Manufacturing Co., Elizabeth, N. J., Sewing Machines for Stitching Buttonholes.

Johnston, Clark and Co., Boston, Mass., "Home" Hand Shuttle Sewing Machine.

J. and W. Lyall, New York, N. Y., Sewing Machines.

The Davis Sewing Machine Co., Watertown, N. Y., Sewing Machines.

American Buttonhole Overseaming and Sewing Machine Co.,  Philadelphia, Pa., Sewing Machines.

Wilcox and Gibbs Sewing Machine Co., New York, N. Y., Sewing Machines.

The Howe Machine Co., Bridgeport, Conn., Shuttle Sewing Machines.

Wilson Sewing Machine Co., Chicago, 111., Wilson's Family Sewing Machine.

The Weed Sewing Machine Co., Hartford, Conn., Shuttle Sewing Machine.

Wheeler and Wilson Sewing Machine Co., Bridgeport, Conn., Sewing Machines for Leather.

Wheeler and Wilson Manufacturing Co., Bridgeport, Conn., Sewing Machines.

The Singer Manufacturing Co., Elizabeth, N. J., Family Sewing Machines.





LIST OF AWARDS (partial)


Gordon McKay, Boston, Mass., Shoe Machinery.

J. G. Bruzzell and Co., Lynn, Mass., Shoe Machinery.

A. F. Stowe, Worcester, Mass., Leather Machinery.

Estabrook and Wires, Milford, Mass., Sole Fastener for Shoes.

McKay Sewing Machine Co., Boston, Mass., Sewing Machine for Stamps.

L. S. Graves, Rochester, N. Y., Machinery for Shoe Manufacturers.

Goodyear and McKay Sewing Machine Association, Boston Mass., Sewing


McKay Lasting Machine Association, Boston, Mass., Machines for Lasting

and Tacking Shoes.

Geo. W. Baker, Wilmington, Del., a Sewing Machine for Sewing Sheep Skins

preparatory to Tanning.  

Ara Cushman and Co., Auburn, Me., Peg, Screw, and Machine-Sewed Boots.  

Thomas Emerson's Sons, Boston, Mass., Machine-Sewed and Hand-Made

Shoes, etc.  

Cutlan Shoe-Sewing Machine Co., Philadelphia, Machine for Sewing Upper to


McKay Sewing Machine Assoc, Boston, Mass., Machines for uniting the

Soles to the Uppers of Boots.

Hantin Sewing Machine Co., New York, Lock-Stitch Sewing Machine.

George C. Walters, Philadelphia, Pa., Machine for Sewing Wet Skins.  



Florence Sewing Machine Company, Florence, Mass., showed an assortment of ice skates; the speciality consisted in the mode by which the skate was attached to the foot A strap passes round the ball of the foot and from heel over instep and the skate is secured to the boot by a thumb screw at the back of the heel. It was understood that a patent had been obtained for this mode of fixing.