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page 190 -- New Home Sewing Machine, Standard Sewing Machine Co.

updated 4 June 2018
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excellent page on the men behind the founding of this company which originally appeared
in ISMACS News July 1997, issue No. 56

"Located in Cleveland, Ohio, the Standard Sewing Machine Company began manufacturing sewing machines in 1884. Standard was one of the many manufacturers that sprang up shortly after the dissolution of the Sewing Machine Combination of Singer, Wheeler & Wilson, and Grover & Baker. Their most popular model was the Standard Rotary, which was manufactured basically unchanged from the 1880s through 1910s. Standard also manufactured a number of vibrating shuttle models (one sold as the Minnesota “L” and the other sold as the Kenmore by Sears Roebuck & Co.). However, the rotary models were the most popular. The Standard Company was apparently acquired by the Osaan company around 1929 and is believed to have later been bought out by the Singer Manufacturing Co. in the 1930s."

--From The Encyclopedia of Antique Sewing Machines, 3rd Edition

Thanks to "Leading Business Men of Lewiston, Augusta and Vicinity: Embracing Also, Auburn, Gardiner ..." by Boston Mercantile Publishing Company , Mercantile Publishing Company, Boston MA. 1889 p.139 we have this insight into Bean & Hamlen:

added to Collection 1 November 2017
added to Collection 14 Dec 17
stamp on back of card above

As can be seen here, Standard Sewing Machine Company sold lithographed reproductions of contemporary paintings to interested parties. The artist for the original painting may have been Jervis McEntee, known primarily for his landscape paintings as a member of the Hudson River School.

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Ned Polian said…
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Jeff Diver said…
Thanks for your comment and the link to the sewing machine reviews for 2015, John!