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Sewing Machine - Straight Stitcher, Jones, 1920s Object Reg. No: SH 890975

Straight stitcher sewing machine, made by Jones, England, Model HS6, Serial No. 20905, 1920s.

Used at Simpson's Gloves Pty Ltd, Richmond in the upstairs workroom.

Simpson's Gloves Pty Ltd was formed in 1924 and produced leather gloves and coats, handbags, helmets and associated leather goods. The company first operated in Smith Street, and subsequently Alexandra Parade, Collingwood, relocating to Victoria Street, Richmond in 1928, where it remained until 1988.
Painted black with gold scroll work on body.
Acquisition Information:
Cultural Gifts Donation from Mr Alistair Mitchell, 1989
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 31.00 cm (Height), 44.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: glovemaking, leatherworking, sewing machines, trades, working life, no 112466, 1859, 1c 003077, 26144619
Themes this item is part of: Production Processes at Simpson's Gloves Factory, Simpson's Gloves Collection, Clothing & Textiles Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection, Amos Griffiths Simpson, Glove Manufacturer (1878-1953), Simpson's Gloves Pty Ltd, 1924-1988, Working Life at Simpson's Gloves Factory, Workers at Simpson's Gloves Factory
Primary Classification: MANUFACTURING & INDUSTRY
Secondary Classification: Clothing Accessories
Tertiary Classification: sewing machines
Inscriptions: Model No. HS6, Jones Serial No. 20905 Factory Guide Bridge nr Manchester. Has number 133 painted on it in red.
Manufacturer: Jones Sewing Machine Company, Guide Bridge, Lancashire, England, Great Britain, 1920s
User: Simpson's Gloves Pty Ltd, Richmond North, Victoria, Australia, circa 1930-1988


tanya Posted on 29 Mar 2010 9:38 PM
I have a Jones sewing machine B335399 I would like to know how old it is and more adout it.
Thank you
Discovery Centre Posted on 13 Apr 2010 4:44 PM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi there Tanya. We haven't been able to pin down the exact date but have found this website, which may help with an approximate age. It mentions serial #35259, dated to c1883. Therefore it seems that yours might be prior to this. You might want to compare the design of your machine with those on the site. Another website you might find interesting is this history of the company.
Raina Horwood Posted on 21 Jun 2010 10:52 AM
Hi I have a Jones Treadle sewing machine in perfect order but I cant seem to find in anywhere on the internet The serial number is 193823 If you could help me with my search that would be very much appreciated.
Discovery Centre Posted on 22 Jun 2010 10:47 AM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi Raina, the answer above gives a link to a website with examples of Jones sewing machines, including serial numbers, which may help you with an approximate date.
sue Shevill Posted on 21 Nov 2012 7:10 PM
HI, I have a Jones treadle no serial no. on it, all thats on the machine is Jones - C.B Est 1859 Made in England, did these have a zipper foot attachment or can I get one. thanks sue

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