Name "New England" is widely used to describe a distinctive
family of machines manufactured in the USA during the 1860s/70s.
This "type" share similar characteristics, - namely a
Raymond's looper to form a single thread chain stitch, and a presser-foot
Produced by a number of companies, they were marketed as budget
models, and frequently called "Family" or "Common
Sense" machines. A large range of patterns were used for the
castings, giving today's collectors plenty of variety to seek.
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