PRESENTED BY THE WEED SEWING MACHINE COMPANY, OF HARTFORD, CONN. MANUFACTURERS OF THE "HARTFORD" AND "FAVORITE" SEWING MACHINES. PRESIDENT GARFIELD AND CABINET.

New York: Root & Tinker, 1881. Oblong 4to broadsheet, 9-1/2" x 12." Light dusting, Very Good.

The recto is a color Lithograph. President Garfield and his Cabinet are depicted, Garfield in the center shaking hands. The Capitol Building is in the background. At the bottom of the image, in tiny print, are the names of the persons depicted. The verso advertises the Company, with illustrations of its flagship product, "The Hartford," "The most elegant machine ever put upon the market. An entire work cabinet in itself, from the size and solid framing of its drawers."
The Weed Sewing Machine Company "obtained the patent rights of the late Theodore. E. Weed of Fairfield, Connecticut, inventor of a sewing machine prized for its simple construction and ease of operation, making it competitive with the designs of Elias Howe (1846), Allen B. Wilson, and Isaac Singer... The Weed Company played a major role in making Hartford one of three machine tool centers in New England and even outranked the Colt Armory in size if not fame. Weed eventually was the birthplace of both the bicycle and automobile industries" [online essay, 'The Miracle on Capital Avenue,' in Connecticut Explored].
OCLC 45451588 [1- Smithsonian] as of June 2020. Not in Romaine or Winterthur. Item #36888

Price: $350.00