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Weed Sewing Machine Company, Hartford, Conn.
1867-1880
Printer:Printed by Kellogg & Bulkeley , American, 1867 - 1990
Lithography; colored and gold printer's inks on wove paper
Primary Dimensions (image height x width): 22 5/16 x 13 3/16in. (56.7 x 33.5cm) Sheet (height x width): 23 1/8 x 14 7/8in. (58.7 x 37.8cm)
Credit Line: Connecticut Historical Society collection
Description: Within an ornamental border, a large image of the Connecticut State Capitol, a High Victorian Gothic building with a dome, is flanked by the monograms "E F" and "C F". Horse-drawn vehicles are in the foreground, and trees are in the background. Two different models of treadle operated sewing machines are below. The machine at the right has two wooden drawers in its stand and wheeled casters in the metal legs. The word "WEED" is incorporated into the decorative ironwork on the sides of the stand.
Inscription: On recto, lithographed title and text, "WEED / SEWING MACHINE COMPANY, / HARTFORD, CONN. / FAMILY AND MANUFACTURING SEWING MACHINES. / FAMILY / AND / GENERAL / FAVORITES / AUTOMATIC / SPOOLERS, / LOOSE FLY WHEEL / CASTORS IN STAND / ALL LATEST / IMPROVEMENTS." At left, "SIMPLE, / DURABLE, / NOISELESS, / CAPABLE." At right, "LIGHT RUNNING, / EASY TO LEARN, / SELF ADJUSTING, / PRACTICAL." Beneath image, "THE CAPITOL AT HARTFORD." On verso, lower right, in pencil, accession number.
Object Number: 2004.22.0
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