Held by The Filson Historical Society
Creator: McCurdy Manufacturing Company (Louisville, Ky.)
Title: Records, 1888-1950
Rights: For information regarding literary and copyright interest for these papers, contact the Curator of Special Collections.
Size of Collection: .5 cu. ft.
Location Number: Mss. BB M133
Scope and Content Note
These records include correspondence and advertising for the lines of sewing machines and other items carried by McCurdy Manufacturing Co. The earliest correspondence deals with bicycle sales and repairs. Later correspondence deals with people wanting them to supply sewing machine to European nations after the Second World War. Other items include sales material and photographs from the 1880s to the 1930s.
McCurdy Manufacturing made and sold sewing machines and parts, as well as other items such as bicycles and sporting goods. They were in business in Louisville, Ky. from the late 1800s to the 1950s.
Folder 1: Correspondence, 1888-1903.
Folder 2: Correspondence, 1934-1946.
Folder 3: Sewing machine advertisements and informational brochures, circa 1880s – 1920s.
Folder 4: Pamphlets and booklets about bicycles and other machinery, circa 1890-1920.
Folder 5: Photographs and advertising cards for sewing machines.
Folder 6: Photographs – Interior of store, 1905-1915,
Folder 7: Wrapped volume: An old ledger turned into a scrap book.
Advertising – Kentucky.
Broadsides – Kentucky.
Sewing machines – Kentucky.
United States – Commerce – Europe.
World War, 1939-1945 – Economic aspects.