Bradbury’s High Arm Family Sewing Machine dates to around 1896. Early versions were quite beautiful with decorative gold filigree decals. Notice the company trade mark – an image of the Duke of Wellington – on the pillar to the right.
This version operates via a hand crank, which you can see off to the right.
The following machine, with the stunning floral decals, may have been a 50th anniversary edition. It’s a treadle machine with a lovely table, case, and iron work to go with the decorative machine.
Visit the full article on Sew Muse to learn more about these beautiful machines. There are plenty of pictures, some depicting other models, which are just as lovely as the ones shown here.
Learn more about the Bradbury & Co. sewing machine manufacturer and their machines here.
Once there, follow this trail to find more photos of machines from Bradbury’s High Arm Family:
- Scroll down and click on “Bradbury Sewing Machines – Model Types”.
- Then click on “High Arm Family” from the index in the table.
- Finally, click on “Photographs of Bradbury’s High Arm Family Machine” to the right of the second photo.
All photos courtesy of Sew Muse.