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c. 1885

A black (8 shaped) sewing machine on feet with gold leaf markings.
It has a metal wheel handle (for hand operation) with a black wooden & metal knob.
The foot is made of metal & has a metal spring.

Historical information

Fiddle base, cat back shaped (also known as serpentine or swan) neck. Faded decal design on bed indicates it was manufactured before 1890.



Registration number
32 cm
Height or length
17.5000 cm
9 cm
Inscriptions and markings

Faded decal design on bed - green circle outline with shield shape inside.

Contextual Information

Hand operated. Believed to have been made by the Jones Sewing Machine Company from Guide Bridge near Manchester, UK.
This popular design, named a “Serpent Neck”, was registered by Jones in 1879 and manufactured until 1909.

Place made
United Kingdom
c. 1885
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Image CC BY 4.0 Phil Hart

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photo by Phil Hart

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Sewing machine, hand operated
Sewing machine, hand operated

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