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Circa : 1946

An American Specialist sewing machine for ‘Carpet Fitters’ made in the 1940’s by Singer company.

Detail Summary

Manufacturer: Davis
Country Manufactured: United States
Type: General Use
Specialist Use:General
Drive:Hand Crank
ModelVertical Feed
Age Range1880's to 1900
Manufactured Date



Carpet fitters sewing machine made by Singer, plus specialist tools of the trade

Acquired form Gordon who’s Great Uncle Charles Henry Chambers was a carpet fitter in London all his working life and learned the trade through his father, who ran the firm whilst Charles served in the RAF in North Africa and Italy in WW2.



First gallery on entering the museum. Early period machines, dated from 1870’s to 1880. Also on display are some un-restored as found machines in a poor condition, unwanted and unloved! The museum is filled with fine examples of saved machines in original condition. Only light restoration is carried out to maintain condition for the museum.

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