Davis Sewing Machine Pat 1885; Davis; 1885; 1979-0823-1
Davis Sewing Machine Pat 1885About this object
Donated by:- Mr R Davy
Hand operated sewing machine on removable wooden base. The Davis sewing machine was technologically superior due to the feeds. The feeds used previously were wheel-feed which consisted of a revolving wheel, which automatically moved forward at each stitch. The Davis Machine had a "vertical feed." This was a major improvement over the old method and allowed for smooth and flexible seams with stitches alike on both sides. It also allowed the sewing of any number of thicknesses without basting, and operated equally well on the heaviest as well as the lightest fabrics.
30cm H, 28cm W, 49cm LObject Type
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