Made in New Jersey

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Singer Sewing Machine


The Singer Manufacturing Co., founded in New York by I.M. Singer in 1853, was already the world’s largest sewing machine company when it built a large new manufacturing plant in Elizabeth in 1873. The company incorporated in New Jersey that year and continued to open plants and offices in Canada, Britain, Brazil, and Germany, becoming a truly multinational company by the end of the 19th Century. Singer sewing machines, like this model, circa 1900, made in New Jersey, became icons of American industry and of domestic life, with sales reaching more than three million per year in 1913.