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Chillin in NC

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Bradbury claimed to be the first sewing machine manufacturer in Britain and Europe established late 1851.  Here are 2 great websites for wonderful pictures and info:

http://www.sewmuse.co.uk/bradbury/bradbury%20family%20t.s.%20photos.htm

https://sewalot.com/bradbury_sewing_machines.htm

This Bradbury is a transverse shuttle machine and date to the late 1890's.

Thank you for looking!

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That is stunning!  Thank you  is there any difference underneath between this and the NF/12?
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Thank you!  It's a shame that Bradbury didn't design a better lock down in the case.  The J hook that holds the cover to the base relies on securing itself to the underside of the arm and damages the japanning and the decals.

The mechanics are very similar.  The Singer is the 1st pic.

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100% match to a Singer.  right down to the hinges ...

ETA Interesting to note the later date of yours and the fact that style of this is like the NF not the 12 (top tension, etc) being made by Singer at(or before) that time.

Seems as if this is a design patent expiration thing.

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Yes, Bradbury cloned the 12 as did others.  See ISMACS:  https://ismacs.net/bradbury/bradbury_and_the_iron_dukes_machines.html There is an insert close to the top of the article that states this. 


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