Advert for Bradbury's Sewing Machines 4709
Printer: Armitage & Ibbetson
Medium: Lithograph, coloured
This is an advert for Bradbury sewing machines. George Bradbury was one of the great names in the sewing machine industry in the 19th Century. He had worked as a skilled machinist at the Platt Brother Engineering Company but he decided to go into business with a colleague Thomas Sugden. They set up a small workshop at Primrose Bank and were soon rivalling Platt Brothers in their production. They produced three types of machine known as the ‘Howe’, the ‘Thomas free arm’ and the ‘Circular Needle’. By 1867 they began to produce the ‘Adjustable Belgravia’ which became one of the most popular domestic sewing machines.