Wooden chest for Jones lock stitch sewing machine

Made:
1879-1909
maker:
Jones Sewing Machine Company Limited
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Wooden chest for 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:
1951-283/1
type:
chest
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • furnishing - artefact
  • case furniture
credit:
Miss. J. Mitchell.