Vintage Sewing Machines
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The Dorman Portable Lockstitch Machine was manufactured in Northampton, U.K. during the late 1880's. The machine itself is mainly fabricated from pressed steel. The heavy iron base (for stability) was an optional extra. This example features the rare and desirable pyramidal walnut cabinet.
Antique sewing machine - The "Little Stranger".
Based at Park Works, Leeds, UK, during the 1870's, Arthur Nussey and Altham Pilling produced this now very collectable domestic lockstitch. Named "The Little Stranger", the machine makes use of W.Taylor's patented elliptical path shuttle motion. This avoids the stop-start disadvantage found on many boat shuttle machines.