Lithograph of the Wheeler & Wilson Manufacturing Company

Description
This lithograph is a bird's-eye view of the Wheeler & Wilson Manufacturing Company, circa 1880. The company maufactured sewing machines in Watertown, N. Y., from 1851 to 1856. In 1856, they relocated to Bridgeport, Conn., where they continued operations until 1905. In the 1850s and 1860s, their sewing machines outsold all others, including Singer and Howe. Two separate factory buildings are illustrated. The caption under the building on the left notes: "Front 368 ft., Width 307 feet," and the dimensions for the building on the right are noted as "Front 526 ft., Width 219 feet." The lithographers were Worley and Bracher of 320 Chesnut Street in Philadelphia, Penn.
S.I. Photo Negative No.: 92-4215 for both B&W and color slide.
Location
Currently not on view
Date made
ca 1880
lithographer
Worley & Bracher
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
lithograph (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
average spatial: 26 in x 17 in; x 66.04 cm x 43.18 cm
ID Number
1991.0134.01
catalog number
1991.0134.01
accession number
1991.0134
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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