50 types of sewing machine were on show on over 20 stands


1560   Bradbury & Co.

Rhodes Bank Foundry, Oldham.

Manufacturing and domestic serving machines and binding guides. 

1566   William Carver 

Dude Bridge Mill and 5 Todd Street, Manchester.  

1583    Deane & Davies

19 Blackfriars Street, Manchester.  

1862  The British sewing machine  
1862 The British sewing machine  

1596   Henry Ferrabee 

75 High Holborn, London.


(Process Court.)  


The British Sewing Machine is specially adapted for family use. It makes a stitch which is exactly alike on both sides of the fabric, and it can execute perfect sewing at the rate of 5,000  stitches per minute. Price of a machine as illustrated and exhibited £10 0

Cabinet machines at various prices.



see  British Sewing Machine Company LTd.



1612   Guinness & Co.

42 Cheapside, London, E.C. 

Patent shuttle sewing machine.

These machines are recommended for their simplicity, economy, and durability. Being moved by cranks from one shaft they are more easily worked, less noisy, and far less liable to be put out of order than any other machine; while they possess the additional advantage oi enabling the operator to work either backwards or forwards. Price, on tables, £10 each; in cabinets from £13, according to style and finish.  

1637   William Keith

11 Three Crown Square.

Improved sewing machine.  

1653   Alexander Mackenzie  & Co.

"62 North Frederick Street, Glasgow" (?)

New double action cylinder sewing machine, with specimens of work.  

same address of

British Sewing Machine Company Ltd.



1654   L. McKernan 

98 Cheapside.

Sewing machines.  

1675   Newton Wilson, & Co. 

144 High Holborn, London. Sewing machines and patent carpet sweepers.

Agents to the Grover & Baker Sewing Machine Company of Boston, U.S.A.  


1682    Pearson, William, & Co.


Cut-nail machine for headed nails, also various sewing machines.  

1698     S. C.  Salisbury


Patent knot-stitch sewing machine, simple, durable and cheap.  

1700    William Service

Mitcham, Surrey.

Sewing machines with double-feed action.  

1708     R. E. Simpson  & Co.


Patent American single and double action shuttle sewing machines, with all the latest improvements.  


1718    James Smith & Co.

Crown Court, Crown Street, Finsbury.

The “English” continuous motion shuttle sewing machine, simple, easy, durable, and cheap. This machine, which is the first and only one on this principle, was invented and patented in this country. It comprises all the latest improvements; it is simple, durable, noiseless, and rapid and its working may be easily learned. Prices, on stand complete, £8, £10, £12.  

1726     W. F. Thomas & Co.

1 Cheapside and 66 Newgate Street, London.

Sewing machines and samples of work produced by them.  


1733    The Victoria Sewing Machine Company

97 Cheapside. Sewing  machines.

1739    Whight & Mann

Gipping Works, Ipswich  

The “Excelsior” sewing machine.  This is a new and improved sewing machine, making the “double loop” or “tight stitch.” It is suitable for the use of families, manufacturers, dress, and mantle-makers. The exhibitors keep in stock every requisite for working the sewing machine, such as needles, shuttles, bobbins, silks,  cottons, &c. and are also prepared to supply first-class lock-stitch machines, for heavy manufacturing, at reduced prices. Price lists and prospectuses may be obtained by application at the works, or at the London depot, 122 Holborn Hill, E.C.  

1741    John Whitmee & Co.

70 St. John Street, Clerkenwell, E.C.

Carley’s patent elastic-stitch sewing machines. Mills; weighing machines; Tice’s patent gas regulators.

2001     Cyrus Symons 

2 George Street, Blackfriars Road, S.E.

Sewing machine, working with little noise, wear, trouble, or waste.  


Class VII. Manufacturing Machines and Tools

Section A. Machinery employed in Spinning, Weaving, &c.

The report of the jury in this class has not been received. It was a very interesting class, and three of the United States exhibitors received medals in section A: the How Sewing Machine Co., Wheeler & Wilson, sewing machine, and A. Smith for his loom for weaving tufted carpets, and four honorable mentions for sewing machines, &c.  

There were exhibited, in the American Court, several kinds of machines, each of which was alleged to contain some particular improvement with respect to mechanical combination and of these were:

19A     Wheeler & Wilson   (New York)

A prize medal was awarded.

Offices and salerooms: 139 Regent Street, London.

The Wheeler & Wilson Celebrated Lock-Stitch Sewing Machines, with crystal cloth presser, new style hemmer, hinder, corder and all other recent improvements.  The lock-stitch sewing machine will gather, hem, fell, hind, or stitch with great rapidity and perfect regularity, beauty and durability; the work is stronger than when done by hand and will not ravel when cut. The machines are simple in design, combining find mechanism with elegance of model and finish; do not get out of repair and are suitable alike for household purposes and the manufacturer’s work room. The speed is from 1.000 to 2.000 stitches per minute and they are so simple and easy of management, that a child may work them.  


20    I. M. Singer

New York and 72, Regent Street, London

For his collection of well-constructed sewing machines, received  honourable mention.

SINGER at the London Exhibition 1862
SINGER at the London Exhibition 1862

21    Willcox & Gibbs

New York City.

Sewing machine. For improvements in sewing machines, also received honourable mention.

21 A     Amasa Howe

Representing an incorporated company, of New York, received a medal for their well arranged collection of machines.

From:  The Invention of the Sewing Machine by Grace Rogers Cooper
From: The Invention of the Sewing Machine by Grace Rogers Cooper

22     L. A. Bigelow, of Boston.

Representing Charles R. Goodwin, received honourable mention for a machine, constructed for sewing boots, shoes and other kinds of leather work. 

23     Wrigat, H. & Co.

55 Friday Street, London, E.C.

Tape braiding and tape sewing machine.  



South-West Transept.  


26  J. C.  Becker

Sewing machine.  

30   H. v.  Königslöw 

Sewing machine.  


370  D. A.  Löhdefink 


Sewing machine for solid and light work 100 Th. (15 £.).  

London 1862 honor, mention.  


517  J.  Schröder          (Darmstadt)

Manufacturer of sewing machines

Agents. Jos. Myers & Co., 144 Leadenhall Street, London.

Sewing machines:

1. A. 220 fl. (16 £ 9 sh.)

2. B. 150 fl. (12 £ 13 sh.)

3. B. 166 fl. (14 £): with table 190 fl. (16 £)

4. C. 157 fl. (18 £ 5 sh.);

5. D.   36 fl. (3 £)

6. D.   41 fl. (3 £ 10 sh.)

7. E.  100 fl. (8 £. 9 sh. 8 d.).  


1288   F. Boecke    (Berlin)

manu. of sewing and knitting-machines.

London 1862 honor, mention.

Agents. s. No. 1267.

Sewing machines:

1   shuttle machine for heavy fabrics 90 Th.

2             do        for fine fabrics 80 Th.

3   shuttle machine for shoe-makers (system Thomas) 90 Th.

4   tambour work machine with one thread 45 Th.

5   machine of Wheeler&Wilson for shirts 80 Th.

6                            do.                        60 Th.

7                            do.          for heavy fabrics (cloth, leather) 70 Th.

8   machine for household use                18 Th.

9   for gloves  and cotton fabrics 60 Th.

10 shuttle machine, improved Groove & Baker system 75 Th.

11 cord stitch machine, Groove & Baker, 60 Th.

12 cord stitch machine      60 Th.  

2117  Leo Lammertz

Needle manufacturer

Aix-la-Chapelle. London 1862 medal. Agents. s. No. 2107.

An assortment of sewing machine and other needles, containing : sewing machine needles.


2724A The Württemberg trading company


Agents:  Stand No. 2724A, 2693A, 2771A, 2822, 2849.

1 sewing machine 2 £ 9 sh.  






232  J.A.  Kay


Sewing machine.  





240   A. Leroy


Six sewing machines, on different principles.  





1065   De Celles


Sewing machines, which fasten each stitch by a weaver’s knot.


1066   C.  Callebaut


Sewing machines.


1067    Journaux-Leblond, J. F.


Sewing machines.