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Sunday, July 3, 2011

Davis Vertical Feed c1891

This machine is known as the New High Arm Davis Vertical Feed Sewing Machine. The Factory for Davis was in Dayton Ohio. United States America.  Interestingly there was a branch in Bourke Street, Melbourne, Victoria Australia.
This is an early walking foot style machine. The fabric is pushed through by a pronged foot. There are no Feed dogs. It does have a boat style shuttle and a spindle.
CentreBedThis is a close-up of the centre bed decal. Barely visible is the Eagle above the American Flag.     Front
 All the phots will enlarge if you click on them for great detail.
See some of the damage. Love the little pull out drawer

  This poor machine has had a hard life.  She must have sat in water for quite a while. The only thing left of the pullout drawer was the front and the wooden base was in five pieces. She restored remarkably well and of course there are not any Before photos!  Rob has her sewing now despite her being siezed so he is happy.
I have been getting some sewing done. Lots and lots of sets of Flying geese units. so far I have made 60 sets of 4 with 60 more to go! I need to photograph them. They are taking quite a while to make. Having Fun though. The Migraines have Gone and I am happy.
Have a great Week all 
Cheers Lynne and Rob


Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

What a beautiful machine. Enjoy it well.

Mimi said...

Wow! I learn more about sewing machines from your blog than I ever knew existed. That machine is beautiful.

Quilts And Pieces said...

Another beauty!

Lee Prairie Designs said...

Beautiful machine. Love your blog. I collect children sewing machings and have just a few and all very special to me. Thanks for all your information regarding your collections.


Heirlooms by Ashton House said...

What a striking machine. I would never have known she had a hard life. Rob did a beautiful job restoring her.

Sandra said...

Thanks for sharing this, the eagle decal is lovely. Do you have a Starley antique sewing machine in your collection by any chance? A distant relative. One of these days I will post a pic of the one in our family collection.