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Made at the Wellington Works the Belgravia was an improved Wheeler and Wilson type. Machines produced after the 24th June 1874 bore the Duke of Wellington Trade Mark and some machines had BELGRAVIA cast in the cross-brace.
It was available in various forms with bronzed or silver plated arms, polished or unpolished tables and cases.

The Belgravia was designed to produce the stitch types of machines made by Wheeler & Wilson (lock stitch), Grover & Baker (double chain stitch) and Willcox & Gibbs (single chain stitch). In addition Pearl, Cable and an Embroidery stitch could all be produced on this machine.

Belgravia 1867
Belgravia c1871

Introduced in 1867 it was awarded medals at Manchester and Liverpool in that year.
In 1868 it achieved Medals at Manchester, Liverpool, Rochdale and Middleton.
Other medals were awarded at Accrington 1869, Lyons 1872, Paris 1872 and Vienna 1873.

In 1869 the Belgravia was available in the following forms:
No. 1 With workbox platform from 7 7s
No. 2 With quarter case, workbox platform from 8 10s
No. 3 With half case, workbox platform, 2 drawers from 8 15s
By 1884 these prices were: 7, 7 10s and 8 15s respectively.

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INDEX of BRADBURY SEWING MACHINES
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LANCASHIRE LETTER 'H'
HOWE PRINCIPLE
ARM SHUTTLE
LETTER 'T'
A1 REPAIRING No. 2 ELASTIC BELGRAVIA
PRACTICAL
TAILOR
PRACTICAL
HATTER
CHAIN STITCH
MACHINE
WELLINGTON LETTER 'S'
FAMILY No. 1
LETTER 'S'
MEDIUM No. 2
HIGH ARM
FAMILY
NEW WILSON ROTARY
No. 1
ROTARY
No. 2/B2
ROTARY
No. 3
ROTARY
No. 4/B4
No. 5 No. 6
SPOOL MACHINE
No. 9 No. 10 No. 45 TWIN NEEDLE
DOUBLE SHUTTLE
CYLINDER GOLOSH
MACHINE
OSCILLATOR SOEZE MEDIUM V.S. FAMILY V.S. OTHER
BRADBURY MODELS

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