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"New Home Sewing Machine Co. of Orange, Mass."
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In 1867, William Barker and Andrew J. Clark began making the "New England Single Thread Hand Sewing Machine" in Orange, Massachusetts. Over the next 20 years, the New England machine and the "Home Shuttle" were their two most significant products, and in 1882 the company reformed under the name New Home Sewing Machine Company. By 1890 it was the largest employer in Franklin County. This advertising pamphlet was published circa 1920 and extols the virtue of making your family's clothing over buying ready-made. It also describes how the New Home sewing machines are superior to others because of the design and construction--including the construction of the cabinets.
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