Jones lock-stitch sewing machine, c 1890.

Made:
1879-1909 in Manchester
maker:
Jones Sewing Machine Company Limited

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Lock stitch sewing machine, by Jones Sewing Machine Company, Manchester, England, 1879-1909.

Jones lock stitch sewing machine, c.1890. William Jones took out his first sewing machine patent in 1859 and founded a company which still manufactures sewing machines. This hand machine was made at Jones' Guide Bridge factory in Lancashire (now Greater Manchester) and is of a type in production from 1879 to 1909. It was produced with a view to export to tropical countries so the unpainted parts were heavily metal-plated to combat rust in humid climates, and it came with its own steel carrying case.

Details

Category:
Textiles Machinery
Object Number:
1951-283
Materials:
cast iron, steel
type:
sewing machines
credit:
Miss. J. Mitchell.
status:
Permanent collection

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