Sewing Machine

William Birch (Engineers) Limited, Manufacturer

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William Birch (Engineers) Limited, Manufacturer
Upright metal sewing machine designed for textile use. The sewing machine spindle is manually driven, the hand crank is made of wood. There is also a foot pedal which drives another wheel. The circular chamber at the top that the spindle rests on as two metal plaques attached, one is the makers plate, the other is the machines information. There is a circular pulley device at the base of machine, to keep the motor rotating. There is a thin, curved metal guard on top of the upper circular chamber in front of the spindle.
Processed Material/Metal/Iron
Processed Material/Metal
Signature/Marks and Type
William Birch (Engineers) Ltd. Manchester England Maker's Plate
William Birch (Engineers) Ltd/ Textile Machinery/ Milton Street, Manchester 7./ Telephone Blackfriars 9675./ Telegraphic / Address Topaz Manchester Maker's Plate
4152 Serial Number
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William Birch (Engineers) Limited. Sewing Machine, F1860.2004. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).

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