July 1855 - 1863
Card manufr. Parker St. Ashley Lane ; h. Park Place, Cheetham Hill Rd
Card manufr. Rogers St. Red Bank ; h. Rose Bank, Cheetham Hill Rd
1.026 Daniel Foxwell of the City of Manchester, in the County of Lancaster, Card manufacturer, for an invention for improvements in sewing machines.
Letters Patent sealed. May 8, 1855
GB236/1856 Daniel Foxwell, of Manchester, in the County of Lancaster, Card Manufacturer, for an invention for improvements in sewing machines.
Letters Patent sealed. January 29, 1856
Mr. Daniel Foxwell obtained a second patent on the 29th of January, 1856, for an arrangement of sewing machine, wherein two straight needles are employed in combination with one hooked needle, one of the straight needles being made to work vertically and the other horizontally, whilst the hook or fork also works horizontally.
Mr. Daniel Foxwell obtained a second patent on the 29th of January, 1856, for an arrangement of sewing machine, wherein two straight needles are employed in combination with one hooked needle, one of the straight needles being made to work vertically and the other horizontally, whilst the hook or fork also works horizontally. By another combination two needles may be used without the hook or fork, the one needle working vertically and the other horizontally. This invention also comprises a feed motion consisting of a roughened or diamond cut plate, having a lateral vibratory and lifting motion imparted to it by suitable cams or wipers, the cloth to be fed along being laid upon the roughened plate, and the whole forming a mere modification of the Grover & Baker, or Hughes' patent feed, the principle being identical therewith, whilst the modifications effected are of questionable utility.
History of the Sewing Machine - The Practical Mechanic’s Journal
May 1, 1860
"PATENT DOMESTIC SEWING MACHINES"
THOMAS V. FOXWELL
"PATENT DOMESTIC SEWING MACHINES"
Manufacturer of a needle and shuttle sewing machine
November 17, 1857 patent for the application of a certain material of the backs of cards
FOXWELL V. THOMAS
In the year 1859 Foxwell bought the patent of the assignees of Mr. Judkins for £50 and it was not long before he put it to use.
Mr. Daniel Foxwell was advised by most eminent counsel engineers and patent agents, that the machine which Mr. W. F. Thomas patented (27th April, 1853) GB1.026/1853 was an infringement of Judkins' patent and accordingly brought an action against Mr. W. F. Thomas, to recover damages against him for having infringed Judkins' patent.
In the spring of 1860 William Thomas is cited to show cause why judgment shall not be pronounced against him, for that he has appropriated to himself certain ideal properties, or which one Daniel Foxwell is the rightful owner, under a grant of her Majesty's, bearing date the 16th October, 1852.
The defendant Thomas used the same working instruments that is, a vertical needle for piercing the fabric to be sewn, a shuttle for catching up and securing the loops made by the needle, and a four motion feed for pushing forward the work under the needle; which working instruments were actuated by one central motion that is a driving shaft carrying cams, for operating the several instruments. The jury, having admitted that tho defendant did this, by finding a substantial difference in the arrangements of the litigants, to some extent disposed of the cam-motion question; and the interest next concentrates in the use of the four-motion feed in a shuttle machine.
Mr. Thomas has amassed a large fortune by the sale of needle and shuttle sewing machines which, Mr. Foxwell is positively advised, are infringements of his patent right and all persons who have used any such machines, or made or sold them, are liable to Mr. Foxwell for royalties thereon.
The Engineer 1863
Sewing Machine Maker & Warehouse
Daniel Foxwell Rogers St. Red Bank Wh. 5A Lever St. Piccadilly
Patent Two Needle Machine 1856 - 1860
Shuttle Machine 1857 - 1863
Chain Stitch December 1859 -1860