Belvidere, Illinois: National Sewing Machine Company Foundry Ladle

Battered, outdoor iron foundry ladle is the only survivor from The National Sewing Machine Company, which was bulldozed in 1991. Ladle has its own informative sign.

Boone County Museum of History

Address:
314 S. State St., Belvidere, IL
Directions:
Outside the entrance to the Boone County Museum of History, which is on the southeast corner of S. State St. and E. Locust St.
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National Sewing Machine Company Foundry Ladle

Possibly the only known surviving foundry ladle from the National Sewing Machine Company, which made many items starting in 1886. Over the decades they produced sewing machines, metal cast iron toys (Vindex Toy Company), automobiles (Eldridge Automobiles), washing machines, bicycles, etc.

The ladle is on display outside the Boone County Museum of History.

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