A Home Scene; or Mr. Aston's First Evening with Grover & Baker's Celebrated Family Sewing Machine [two instruction manuals], 1859
Grover & Baker Sewing Machine Company (New York)
Ink on paper
Fees for commercial use. Copyright probably expired. Order from neg. no. 98-156 (shows covers of both books).
2 editions of an instruction manual for sewing machines, from "Sewing Machines" series, box 1, folder 20. One has date imprint without full company name, the other has the company name but no date.
60.98-156 : Complete title is "A Home Scene / or / Mr. Aston's First Evening / with / Grover & Baker's / Celebrated / Family Sewing Machine; / Containing / Directions for Using, / and a Discussion of / the Relative Merits of Stitches." New York, 1959.
60.174450 : Shortened title; "etc., etc." after "Using". Has complete company name with address, 495 Broadway, New York. Slightly smaller format.
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