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The Company is known to have produced the following sewing machines but little more is known:

The Empire 1862. Exhibited at the Great Exhibition of that year. Invented by Joseph McCrossan of Glasgow, it used no cams to produce the different movements.

There is a reference to Bradbury manufacturing a shuttle machine but the patent for it being upset in 1864 unfortunately the machine concerned is not identified.

The Magic A single thread chain-stitch machine made c1877 - c1884 priced at 2 2s 0d

The Princess Beatrice c1877 this is thought to have been a chain stitch machine and possibly the same as the previous machine.

A Plain Spool machine referred to as "old style" dating to c1878

A Wax Thread machine dating to c1878

No. 7 Machine this is referred to in a testimonial from Redman Brothers, Salem Mills, Hebden Bridge. Bradbury's had supplied 24 No. 7 machines and a further 144 were on order. Redman Brothers were Manufacturers and Wholesale Clothiers.

Finally there was an alternative version of the Wellington, apparently it was similar to a Dolly Varden. It may have been made by Johnson Clark & Co, Orange, Massachusetts, U.S.A. and it has U.S. patents, but it also has a brass boss with the Bradbury Trade Mark.

Any additional documentary information about any of these machines would be of great assistance. Please email us at: bradbury1852@lineone.net

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

Bradbury and Co. Chronological History

Bradbury Introduction

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