Things worked well initially but soon Eldredge realised that his best market was in the North West.
An agreement with Ames resulted in Barnabas buying the dies and other special tooling which were moved to Chicago where Eldredge engaged the June Manufacturing Company to continue production. June in 1879 and produced a Singer-clone machine under the name of Jennie June.
In the mid-to-late 1800s most American precision engineering businesses were based on the East Coast and the Ames Manufacturing Company of Chicopee Falls in Massachusetts filled the bill.
This was an arms and ammunition business well suited to the precision production of a quality sewing machine.
With the addition of an optional transformer, this new model's dial will stay lit continuously, for use as a night light.
It was witnessed by A J Clark of Johnson Clark who became New Home's President, and John W Wheeler, who was to become the Treasurer and Secretary of New Home. It is capable of doing all that can be done on any Family Sewing Machine. Where a large amount of sewing is required, it is preferable to run the Machine with the Treadle. Now a true collectible, but at the time it was manufactured to fulfill a low cost machine for people unable to afford better quality machines such as Singer and Wheeler & Wilson.
To see many other examples of early sewing machines go to my Past Sales Archives on our sister website Those are the type and style sewing machines we seek. The simple fact that your sewing machine is old / antique does not necessarily mean it is desirable or valuable to a collector.
Any sewing machine with a serial # above 50,000 would be considered "Late" and relatively common.
The new Princess phone will be available in white, ivory, rose pink, peach and aqua.
The "Princess" name is the registered trademark of AT&T for this telephone model and the name has been incorrectly used by the public to describe other styles of phones like the Trimline and the Celebrity models, which were both produced by Western Electric for AT&T, and Princess "clones" produced by competitors of AT&T.