The Forgotten Tale of the Davis Sewing Machine Company


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The Davis Sewing Machine Company was the biggest industry in Watertown, NY, in its time. It started in 1868 and, in less than 10 years, its assets were valued at more than $1 million (more than $17 million in today).

However, few in the area today may be aware of the local history of the Davis Sewing Machine Company and its possible connection to their once favorite bicycle.


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This episode is brought to you by the Jefferson County History Society.

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