Copy and paste the link above. This Bradbury is a very very rare sewing machine. You will not find one like this and complete. This sewing machine is in beautiful condition and all original.
It's also Hand crank and foot paddle. There is a rod missing that connects the foot paddle to the. Large wheel I'm not sure what's it called (pic #12)Look at the pic. The mahogany wood has a crack on it, see pic# 11 (Top left picture) also look at the picture # 10 (Top right pic).
Please take a good look at all the pictures for further description. These machines were produced at the Wellington Works and used mainly for boot repairs. In1883 this had changed to Bradbury & Co Limited Oldham on the stand and the footplate was plain. Although it appears to be of a similar design to the Arm Shuttle it was specifically produced with an all round feed for making and repairing shoes. Initially it was known as the Universal Feed Machine or Elastic Machine and was available with two different arm lengths, the No.1 had a 9 inch arm, and the No. 2 had an 11½ inch arm. It was the latter that eventually became known as the A1 Repairer. On 19th March 1878 T.
Sugden patented a modification which, by reducing the work-supporting arm, allowed the circular rotating shuttle to be enlarged. This modification was subsequently put into production and the Patent No. 1080 appears on later machines.
This machine was particularly successful in the United States and many of the approximatly 60,000 machines of this type that were made were exported to America, as such it was a resounding success for the Bradbury Company. Contemporary reports even quote it as having been used during the American Civil War although we have yet to verify this. The item "BRADBURY & CO. 1878" is in sale since Saturday, October 08, 2016. This item is in the category "Business & Industrial\Manufacturing & Metalworking\Textile & Apparel Equipment\Sewing Machines".
The seller is "attic_full_of_treasure" and is located in Pawling, New York. This item can't be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.