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 Bradbury's Medium V.S.

Bradbury's Medium V.S.

A Bradbury Medium (Vibrating Shuttle) Combination with floral decals and the 'Duke' on the bed of the machine. Note the intertwined V.S. just below 'Medium' on the pillar. This machine was probably made around 1907.

When used as a treadle it is held in place on top of the table by its feet which fit into four shallow holes. Two of which can be seen on the table top just back from the front edge. The two larger holes towards the right hand end of the table are for the treadle belt to pass through.

When required the machine can be easily lifted from the treadle stand and used as a normal hand machine. The treadle base has a flap, two drawers with tear drop pulls and a centre swivel drawer.

 Stand & Head.
 Table & Stand.

In 1905 the Company advertised that the cabinet work & cover were solid Walnut wood not veneer, this later changed and the table of this machine is veneered.

Partly obscured by the drawer fittings beneath the table is chalked 'Med V.S hand', this may well have been written when the machine was produced. The number and letters below the writing we think is '3 Dra' meaning three drawer?

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 Stand & Case.

This machine has an original Bradbury accessory box. It has 'Medium' stamped underneath and it includes an illustration of the Bradbury Soeze, this design of box was used for other Bradbury Models. From the Medal tally we know the art work of the box dates from 1901 to 1904.

We are very grateful to Tony Feist who very kindly donated this superb Bradbury Machine to our collection.

Threading & Oiling of Medium V.S. Machine

 Bradbury's Medium V.S.

Bradbury's Medium V.S. A later Medium V.S. model probably made around 1914, it has Pink & Blue Flower Decals which are in very good condition, but there is some wear to the decals by the needle-plate. The Company Trade Mark is on the Pillar under the arm of the machine. By this time the Company had inserted an accessory compartment into the base.

This machine was kindly donated by Paul Gallienne.

INDEX of BRADBURY PHOTOGRAPHS
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WELLINGTON A 1 REPAIRING LETTER 'S'
FAMILY No. 1
LETTER 'S'
MEDIUM No. 2
HIGH ARM
FAMILY
JONES C.S.
BADGED
BRADBURY
ROTARY SHUTTLE
No. 2/B2
SOEZE MEDIUM V.S. FAMILY V.S. SPOOL
MACHINE

Bradbury and Co. Chronological History

Bradbury Introduction

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