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page 169 -- Singer sewing, Wilcox & White organs

updated 13 May 2018
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The most famous American sewing machine company ever!
The history of the company is presented here
In the 19th century it was the custom for groups of women to gather in "Dorcas Societies" to sew garments for the poor. Here's Singer's advertising take on this custom:

Singer HQ in LaVergne TN, Google Street View 2013
According to Wikipedia, as of 2015, "the Singer Corporation produces a range of consumer products, including electronic sewing machines. It is now part of SVP Worldwide, which also owns the Pfaff and Husqvarna Viking brands, which is in turn owned by Kohlberg & Company, which bought Singer in 2004. Its main competitors are Brother IndustriesJanome and Aisin Seiki - a Toyota Group company that manufactures Toyota, Necchi and E&R Classic Sewing Machines."

"Made in Portugal!"

Viana doorway (from Google Street View)

From Antique Organs via Wikipedia, we learn "The company was located in Meriden, CT 1877-1896; name changed to Wilcox & White Co., 1897; Founded by Horace C. Wilcox, a silver-plate manufacturer, and Henry Kirk White, an experienced reed organ builder, with White's sons James H., Edward H. and Howard. E.H. White was factory superintendent and developed the Angelus player.
The company went bankrupt in 1921 and its assets and name were acquired by Conway Musical Industries, a piano manufacturer, in 1922."

Hear the "captivating tone" by clicking below:

1892 Wilcox & White Pneumatic Symphony Organ,  John Amalfitano, owner
from YouTube

Note the stamp "Springfield, VT" as well a Bellows Falls VT

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