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of Bridgeton, Glasgow.
Originally an American company which developed and produced sewing machines.
1860s Opened retail department in London
1872 Opened Bridgeton factory
1873 Howe Machine Co bought the Howe Sewing Machine Co.
1880s Started production of cycles
1882 Howe Sewing Machine Co. listed as a Bicycle Maker. 58 High Street, Chatham (branch). 
1887 Howe Machine Co closed. New Howe Machine Co established to purchase the business.