Davis Sewing Machine Pat 1885; Davis; 1885; 1979-0823-1

Name/Title

Davis Sewing Machine Pat 1885

About 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.

Maker

Davis

Maker Role

Manufacturer

Date Made

1885

Place Made

Dayton, Ohio, USA

Medium and Materials

wood, metal

Measurements

30cm H, 28cm W, 49cm L

Object Type

Personal Artifacts

Object number

1979-0823-1

Copyright Licence  

All rights reserved

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1885
Davis
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Pahiatua
sewing machine

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