history of Weir

Item number: Weir (4125)


Category: Weir


Company history and description of the company James Galloway Weir, Schottland

In 1863 James Ross Weir imported a small and cheap sewing machine from Canada and sold them as his own. The first machine of his son James Galloway Weir was the "Lady" from Germany. He was looking for an inexpensive and reliable machine which he found at Charles Raymond in Canada.
1879 Reymond could no longer deliver and Weir moved his machines partially with their own patents from France. Whether he also produced himself is unknown.

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