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Taylor Treadle Head

I’m not expecting folk to get too excited about this head for a Taylor, but if you have a machine with a poor-condition head, this could just be a step up.
Taylor operated out of Driffield in Yorkshire and produced a range of machines, including a small “twisted loop” chain-stitch machine and a novel friction-driven full-size lock-stitch model.
Here we have the lock-stitch machine, clearly from a treadle. Paintwork itself is not too bad and the metalwork would actually clean up quite well.
There is actually considerable evidence that these machines may well have later been made in Germany, in Hamburg, and not in England. The evidence for this theory is given here: https://tinyurl.com/ycq2oo53
And I do remember pioneer sewing machine historian, William Newton Wilson, stating in the 1880s that the Taylor machines had been made in Hamburg.

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