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Remington

Courtesy of Claire Sherwell

Information from The Smithsonian:

1870-1872 Remington Empire Sewing Machine Company

1873-1875 E Remington & Sons, Philadelphia, PA

1875-1888 E Remington & Sons, Ilion, NY

1888-1894 Remington Sewing Machine Agency, Ilion, NY


But it seems that E Remington, Remington Sewing Machines and Remington Agricultural Company were all in operation at the same time in Ilion for a while.


Medal for Progress awarded at the Vienna Exposition, 1873.


Officers of the Company:

George Thornton - President .. .. .. .. Boston, MA

Z. Williams - Vice President . .. .. .. Providence, RI

James Hooper - Sec & General Mgr. .. .. Ilion, NY

A F Nason - Treasurer .. .. .. .. .. .. Boston, MA


Offices at:

281 & 283 Broadway, NY

20 Adams St, Chicago, ILL

146 Tremont, Boston, MA (Principal Office)


What Else Did They Make?


Remington

Family Machine

The Remington No. 1 was a Family machine, available before the introduction of the Medium machine. "From time to time slight improvements have been made".

Serial #919397, c1875

Courtesy of Claire Sherwell, from the Harry Berzack Museum

The stitch length regulator is different from the hand crank Remington version shown below. By 1872 the Empire (US) Sewing Machine Company had become the Remington Empire and produced 4,928 machines that year. In fact the 3,560 machines reported as being made by Remington in 1870 and licensed under the Combination were Empire machines.

A drop leaf table was available, that looked very similar to a Domestic drop leaf table.


Courtesy of Claire Sherwell, from the London Sewing Machine Museum

Last patent of 1870. The machine has Mother of Pearl ornamentation.


Courtesy of Claire Sherwell

A hand crank family machine with iron base.


Courtesy of Kelly Pakes

Attachments

Courtesy of Claire Sherwell

c1880 H.C. Goodrich initial hemmers for Remington machines. Stamped "The sewing machine like the rifle gun, that beats the world is the Remington". Goodrich Attachments & Sewing Machines


Attachments - Retail Price List:


Remington Button-hole Attachment ...........$20.00

Remington Tucker ............................ 2.00

Johnson, or Toof Ruffler .................... 3.00

Remington Hemmer ............................ 1.00

National Corder ............................. 1.00

Remington Binder ............................ 1.00

Remington Quilter ........................... 50

Casters - 4 wheel ........................... 3.00

Casters - 2 wheel ........................... 2.00

Needles, per doz............................. 60


Remington No. 2

For Manufacturing and Family Use (introduced June 1874). Described as:

A machine which, for range, perfection, variety of work, as well as for strength, finish and power of endurance, is without a rival either in the family or in the workshop. The price of the No. 2 is $10 higher than the No. 1.

Remington No. 3

Courtesy of Claire Sherwell

Photograph of a trade card. The No. 3 has its tension on the face plate.

Courtesy of Claire Sherwell

The No. 3 machine has no top tension, whereas the No. 5 does. In addition there are differences in the face plates in particular.


Remington No. 5

Courtesy of Chrys Gunther

A trade card published by Bufford. The machine has a top tension.


Serial #223321

Courtesy of Kelly Pakes

The Remington No. 5 had take up, tension, shuttle carrier and feed designed by John Hoefler in Ilion, NY. Hoefler went on to further improve shuttles. The main visible differences between the No. 3 and 5 appear to be the tensions and face plates.

The hemmers have Remington stamped on them.


Japanese Machines Named Remington

Remington (Japanese)