Canada Sewing Machine Co

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Canada Sewing Machine Company

The Canadian Sewing Machine Company Ltd was based in Hamilton, Ontario and run by inventors George Webster Jr. and John F Webster with C R Smith as Secretary and Manager. Machines were shipped to Canada Sewing Machine Company's European office and depot at 46 Wood Street, Liverpool where the manager was R S Daville, aboard the Steamship Caspian and other steamers.

In addition to the Empress of India model, the company apparently also produced The Webster and Webster's Improved Sewing Machine.

See also the Canadian Makers List on the Main NeedleBar website.

Empress of India

Empress of India

Serial #3155, c1877

Courtesy of Claire Sherwell

Although similar to the design of the Jones Hand RS machine, the Empress has a tension assembly on top of the machine. As with Jones Hand machines, the serial number is under the slide plate to the rear of the machine. The Empress possessed a patented shuttle. The Empress of India model sold for £4 4 0 in England, the same price as a Raymond Household in the 1880s.