The Jones Factory 1930's

The Jones Factory c1930

William Jones started making sewing machines in 1859, and in 1860 formed a partnership with Thomas Chadwick. Trading as Chadwick & Jones they manufactured sewing machines at Ashton-under-Lyne. This partnership was short lived and was dissolved in March 1863. Thomas Chadwick later joined Bradbury & Co.

In 1869 William Jones opened a factory in Guide Bridge Nr Manchester and the firm became incorporated as the Jones Sewing Machine Co. Ltd on 5th July 1869. The company survives today as Brother UK Ltd.

The Jones company produced a variety of machines for both Domestic and Industrial use. Click on the links to the right to see examples of some of this company's machines.


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Labelled Machines
Jones "B"
Howe Principle
Jones Hand
Family T.S.
Medium T.S.
Medium Spool
Family C.S.
Medium C.S.
Jones No.35
Jones D53 A
British Made
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