Dating domestic sewing machine
All the old pioneers like Elias Howe, Grover & Baker, Wheeler & Wilson and Isaac Singer were long gone but the Domestic Sewing Machine Company was going from strength to strength.They boasted more silver-plating on their machines than any other sewing machine company and top-quality walnut was used in their cabinets.Gordon & Gotch seemed a good idea at the time as they had contacts across the Globe from Australia to America.They were the perfect people to promote the Domestic Sewing Machine through their publications much like Orange Judd with the Beckwith Sewing Machine.Over the last two decades Alex has been painstakingly building this website to encourage enthusiasts around around the Globe.Most of us know the name Singer but few are aware of his amazing life story, his rags to riches journey from a little runaway to one of the richest men of his age.
He has written extensively for trade magazines, radio, television, books and publications world wide.
The factory was so large it was like a small town and carriages were provided to take guests on guided tours.
In their prime the Domestic Sewing Machine factories were impressive.
From the Smithsonian I gained this piece of information...
The Domestic Sewing Machine Company in Newark, New Jersey, was incorporated with the Domestic Sewing Machine Co, Norwalk, Ohio in 1872 and continued to produce machines and parts from Newark until 1906.