Beckwith Improved or MKII circa 1872

Beckwith Improved or MKII circa 1872

extra $5 for the two thread version.

extra $5 for the two thread version.

The Beckwith MKII or Improved Beckwith of 1872

The Beckwith MKII or Improved Beckwith of 1872

This illustration of the USA-produced Beckwith machine is taken from an 1872 advertisement. The sales pitch was aimed at the new gear hand-drive.

This illustration of the USA-produced Beckwith machine is taken from an 1872 advertisement. The sales pitch was aimed at the new gear hand-drive.

The first Beckwith MKI sewing machine April 1871, simple and cheap but impossible to use.

The first Beckwith MKI sewing machine April 1871, simple and cheap but impossible to use.

The 1872 Improved Beckwith or MKII model with hand-wheel attached and priced at $12, still a fraction of the cost of a real sewing machine l...

The 1872 Improved Beckwith or MKII model with hand-wheel attached and priced at $12, still a fraction of the cost of a real sewing machine l...


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The first Beckwith MKI sewing machine April 1871, simple and cheap but impossible to use.

The first Beckwith MKI sewing machine April 1871, simple and cheap but impossible to use.

eckwith Sewing Machine. The fabric feeds towards the operator not away.

eckwith Sewing Machine. The fabric feeds towards the operator not away.

Beckwith Sewing Machine Company, 26 West Broadway New York

Beckwith Sewing Machine Company, 26 West Broadway New York

The later Beckwith MKIV sewing machines doubled in price from their predecessors from $10 to $20 and $25

The later Beckwith MKIV sewing machines doubled in price from their predecessors from $10 to $20 and $25

Beckwith Chainstitch Sewing Machine 1872

Beckwith Chainstitch Sewing Machine 1872

After Pilbeam's patent, this particular Alexandra Lockstitch machine features a highly unusual cast iron support, which also facilitates the crank handle. The machine was manufactured in the UK and dates from the 1860s.

After Pilbeam's patent, this particular Alexandra Lockstitch machine features a highly unusual cast iron support, which also facilitates the crank handle. The machine was manufactured in the UK and dates from the 1860s.

19TH CENT. CAST IRON SEWING MACHINE Elias Howe - the listing doesn't state this, but this machine was specifically made to sew shoes.

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19TH CENT. CAST IRON SEWING MACHINE Elias Howe - the listing doesn't state this, but this machine was specifically made to sew shoes.

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Anchor form machines don't come any more ornate than this! The UK Colchester based Britannia Sewing Machine Co. were responsible for this figural sewing machine delight.

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