This book covers the history and development of the sewing machine industry in America from 1800 to 1900. With more than 350 illustrations covering almost all known manufacturers of sewing machines up to 1880, the book is mandatory for anyone who has an interest in early American sewing machines.
Also included is a chapter devoted to early toy sewing machines, a detailed explanation of how to restore early machines, typical models from the early 20th century, and much more. To aid the antique dealer and collector, relative rarities and prices are given for each illustration.
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Carter Bays, a professor of computer science, has been collecting sewing machines for twenty years and has amassed what is universally regarded as the finest collection in the world of early American treadle sewing machines. He began collecting in 1978 because, "nobody else seemed to be doing it." His goal when he started was to assemble the finest collection in the world of early American sewing machines while prices were still affordable. In that regard, he says that his goal was realized, "in the nick of time."
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Book Description Carter Bays, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110963791605
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