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This Machine was Bradbury's equivalent of Singers Model 48 which it predates by a number of years. It was a development of the Letter 'S' Family No. 1 so much so that the Manuals are virtually identical, initially the Company didn't even bother to alter the illustration of the machine on the cover!

The High Arm Family Machine was designed purely for domestic use and was not produced as a Medium machine. Although it was available as a treadle it appears to primarily have been produced as a hand crank to be used in combination with a separate treadle stand. These stands were available with 5 different designs of cabinet work and ranged in price from 6 4s 0d for the hand machine and stand with one drawer to 7 14s 0d for the hand machine with stand five drawers and leaf. It was also available as a drop head and in a three quarter cabinet.

High Arm Family 1897

High Arm Family 1897

Family Combination 1905

Family Combination 1905

The earlier version of the High Arm Family Machine has slightly different decals and has a catch which must be released before access can be gained to the underneath of the machine, the casting to attach the hand crank mechanism to the head has a curved bottom.

Very little advertising material has been found about this machine even though it was made in substantial numbers and any additional material would be most appreciated please email us

Photographs of Bradbury's High Arm Family Machine

Threading & Oiling of Bradbury's High Arm Family Machine

INDEX of BRADBURY SEWING MACHINES
CLICK on a CAPTION

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

Bradbury and Co. Chronological History

Bradbury Introduction

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