Necchi Sewing Machine opened its first New York sales office in 1948. They moved into this building on 25th Street in 1949 and remained here until around 1966/67. The sign was painted by Harry Middleton of the Mack Sign Co. in 1951. (For more on Mack Sign Co. see the Mack page.) The original layout for the job, dated 6/18/51, still exists (click for image).
Necchi is an Italian sewing machine manufactured in Pavia, Italia since the 1930s. You can visit their web site at www.necchi.it. However, there is disappointingly little there regarding the company history.
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