Thomas lock-stitch sewing machine, c 1853.

Made:
patent 1853 in London
patentee:
William Frederick Thomas
and
William Frederick Thomas
and
manufacturer:
W F Thomas and Company

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Early lock-stitch sewing machine made in accordance with W.F. Thomas's patent of 1853. The slotted wooden table employed on this sewing machine can be removed for sewing narrow parts of garments such as sleeves.

Details

Category:
Textiles Machinery
Object Number:
1950-220
type:
sewing machines
credit:
Amalgamated Laundry Engineers Ltd.