Monday, April 13, 2015

page 112 -- O.B. Ives, Wm H. Judd, Wm A. Dwight, Taylor & Young's, Domestic Sewing Machine Co.

updated 4 April 2017
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O.B. Ives was succeeded by A.J. Muzzy




A Google Image search for "victorian handbills"  of the sort William H. Judd might have distributed yielded the following:



William A. Dwight was listed on the 1880 census as a jeweler, b.1855
Keystone was the manufacturer of Boss watch cases (see cards above). For more on Keystone and Boss, visit the National Association of Watch Clock Collectors.

182 or 186 Front ST.  NYC
We learn in Google Books that the product was viewed favorably:





Two views of Domestic Sewing Machine Company advertising.
How many difference do you see in the two pictures above?

  • One horse vs. 2
  • Two-wheel cart vs. fancy 4-wheel carriage
  • Fancy dress vs. patched clothing
  • Lively, well-fed dog vs. tired scrawny dog
  • Parasols & fancy hats vs. ordinary hats
  • Everybody on board vs. somebody had to walk barefoot
  • Mansion in background vs. cottage in background

Comment below if you see other differences!

Alex Askaroff's site gives a good summary of the history of the Domestic Sewing Machine Company. Various models of Domestic sewing machines are found here.



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