I am looking for some information regarding a NFBeacon treadle sewing machine. It was purchased at Houghton and Dutton 55 Tremont Street in Boston, Ma. Also states the machine was manufactured expressly for and sold exclusively by Houghton and Dutton. The store itself was open between 1870-1930.
I do have the booklet and it also lists a Albion treadle sewing machine. Across the front of the machine it says NFBeacon and is in a 5 drawer oak cabinet and the machine operates with a chain mechanism to open and close. The description says the finest drop head machine, style No. 44--drop head. Price is listed as $21.98. The serial number is 1802229. When ordering parts the booklet mentions it was a Minnesota Class C sewing machine. It was my wife's grandmothers' machine. It works very well and has all sorts of attachments with the name Greist on them. I was wondering who the machine was actually manufactured by and what the year was. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you. Darrell