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SteveH-VSS

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This very rare manual from 1871 is from the brother of Elias Howe. The BP Howe machines are exponentially better in quality and performance to the Elias Howe machines.
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I will take this to work to completely scan it and then post this in the manual section.

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Nice!
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PDF posted in the manual section
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Certainly the early model Stockwell Howe, with the huge heavy cam cylinder, was not the pinnacle of development.  :-)

I didn't realize that B.P. and Elias (with the Stockwells) were both making machines at the same time.  What was B.P.'s relationship to A.B. Howe?

Regardless, it must have made for some interesting family reunions.

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This is his Nephew.

Amasa Howe (Elias's brother) was making machines for 10 years+ before Elias and the Stockwell brothers got into making machines.  Elias would regularly claim awards and wins for his machine that were actually for his brothers machines.  B.P. was the son of Amasa

ISMACS article about it all. http://ismacs.net/howe/the_howe_sewing_machine.html

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Very good find!!!

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