Today I’m showing you another of my sewing machines. I found this one in a California antique store on my birthday several years ago. It is my only hand crank sewing machine. This was basically the way to make a treadle machine portable. I believe it could be removed from its coffin top base and placed into a treadle stand.
Let’s start first with the coffin top case (what an awful name but it does indeed resemble a coffin).
Inside is this machine.
The machine was made in Great Britain. I thought I found, based on its serial number it was made around 1912. However, recent research on the web suggests it could be more like 1914.
Like the last machine I showed, this one uses a shuttle. In fact that is what the “C.S.” refers to — cylindrical shuttle.
On the right of the base there is a compartment with a sliding lid and inside are multiple attachments for the machine.
The machine works great. I took it to school when the boys were in Kindergarten, and the kids loved it. I think I turned the crank while the ran fabric under the presser foot.
Brother eventually bought out the Jones sewing machine company.