Account books, 1838-1893

Merrow Sewing Machine Company


128 volumes ; 42 cm or smaller.
Accounts of manufacturers of knit stockings and woolen underwear and concurrent operators of a general store in Mansfield, Conn. Includes records of sewing for the company done by women at home.
Holographs; printed forms completed in manuscript.
The company began as J.M. Merrow & Son in 1838. In 1843 it became Merrow & Pitkin and shortly thereafter, Pitkin, Merrow & Company. In 1857 it assumed the name of Merrow Manufacturing Company, in 1863 Merrow & Millard, and in 1875, J.B. Merrow & Sons. Partners included Joseph B. Merrow, John O. Pitkin, Milo Millard, and Horace Pitkin.
Volume 47 bears the label of Noyes, Holmes & Co., publishers and booksellers in Boston, Mass.; volumes 56, 77, 104 and 105 bear the label of Noyes & Davis, booksellers and stationers in Norwich, Conn., and volume 82 bears the label of L.E. Hunt, publisher and bookseller in Hartford, Conn.
A volume index is filed with the collection.

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