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Circa : 1909

A British Specialist Tailors machine made in the 1910’s by Bradbury 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



Bradbury Model 45 (tailors treadle sewing machine)

A British General Purpose Tailors machine made in the 1910’s by Bradbury company. This machine was very generously donated to the museum by a fantastic couple in Chew Magna, Somerset. It is in fact a rare model and is in complete original condition. The machine was heavily ‘wood worm’ damaged but this has been arrested and luckily the complete original wooden parts have been saved and kept on the machine.



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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