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|George C. Batcheller & Co., manufacturer|
Bridgeport CT and Newark NJ
|reverse of card above from Digital Commonwealth|
|The Corset and Underwear Review|
v.18 p.127 Ja 1922 via Google Books
In the Columbia University Library collection, a bill contains a sketch of the factory in Bridgeport CT:
Sometime shortly before his death in 1915, George C. Batcheller used some of the profits from his corset business to buy the Betsy Ross House--or what was supposed to be the Ross House--and give it to a preservation society in Philadelphia. YouTube offers us a tour:
Includes audio commentary much like the tour guide would be telling you if taking the tour in person."
|see page 190 for additional information on|
the New Home Sewing Machine Co.
|detail from an old postcard|
|Google street view (2014) of Home Sewing Machine HQ|
with some modifications using Picasa, Main St. in foreground
|QR Code for this page (184)|
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