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Jones & Co labelled their sewing machines for various retailers so they appear under a number of different names. These names may appear as decals on the arm, pillar or on the bed of the machine. Sometimes the retailers name was stamped on the slide plate or inspection cover and some retailers would add their own plaque to the machine. A small number of retailers had sewing machines produced with completely different decals to the standard Jones decal sets.

The most extensively labelled machine was the Jones Family C. S. but the Medium C. S., Jones Hand & the Spool machine were all also sold as labelled machines. The following is a list of names under which Jones sewing machines are known to be sold and where possible we have indicated a date. This list is a work in progress and we are always interested in recieving details of other names under which Jones machines appeared.

With the Cylinderical Shuttle range the easiest way to confirm if your labelled machine is a Jones C.S. machine is to look for the large screw head on top of the arm between the two spool pins.

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ANCOS
  • Model: Family C.S.
  • Date: c 1934
  • Details: For Army & Navy Co-operative Society which became Army & Navy Stores Ltd in 1935
    105 Victoria Street London. 1935 known to have tear drop decals

  • Arnolds Ltd
  • Model: Family C.S.
  • Date: c 1898 to 1920's
  • Details: For Arnolds Ltd Yarmouth

  • The Avenue
  • Model: Family C.S.
  • Date: c 1901 - c1902
  • Details: Note this name was also used on some V.S. machines made by Seidel & Naumann.

  • The Auxiliary
  • Model: Family C.S.
  • Date: c1905, c1910
  • Details:

  • Bainbridge
  • Model: Family C.S.
  • Date:1920's
  • Details:

  • Baker
  • Model: Family C.S.
  • Date: c1905
  • Details: Baker on Arm with plaque on pillar W. E. Baker Bedford Square & North Street Tavistock

  • Ballards
  • Model: Family transverse shuttle
  • Date: c
  • Details:

  • Barwick
  • Model: Family C.S.
  • Date: c 1930's
  • Details: Plaque with Barwick & Haggas 63 Low St Keightley

  • The Bedford
  • Model: Hand
  • Date: c
  • Details: Centre Decal The Bedford Hand Machine

  • Benfords Ltd
  • Model: Family C.S.
  • Date: c
  • Details: For Benfords Ltd, 194-198 Western Road Brighton. In May 1929 Benford & Co purchased the lease of these premises but by December 1931 had moved to 46 West Street Brighton

  • Bentalls
  • Model: Family C.S.
  • Date: c
  • Details: For Bentalls, Wood Street Kingston upon Thames . Established around 1867 by Fredrick Bentnall Trading from Clarence house Clarence Street Kingston Traded as Frank Bentnall's 25 - 31a Clarence St 1905 also sold F & R machines who by 1905 had sold 1m machines1905 25 -41 Clarence Street & Wood Street was trading as Draper, Milliner & Costumier 1906 but expanded. The company purchased what was quaintly called a Motor Van in 1906 for daily deliveries. Made by Argyll Motors Ltd it was used daily to make deliveries to some 39 Towns & villages in 1907 with 12 new departments Large department store founded in 1868 by 1908 41 described as a shopping resort. 1909 it had 50 departments & was selling the Full range of Frister & Rossmann sewing machines . & later became famous for its Blue Cross Day and regular entertainment events which including live music from bands & orchestra's the Chessington Circus & an aerial Ballet! Was a limited company by 1942. By 1940 it had 150 departments , its own airraid shelter and employed personal shoppers.In 1940 the company arranged the exhibition of a downed Junkers 88 and a damaged Hurricane fighter After WW2 the company put on a number of events comemorating the war including the exhibition of a Mosquito KB427. During WW2 the company had a policy of offering disabled vetrans employment where possible & after the war they encouraged members of HM Forces (both men & women) to apply for jobs when they were demobbed. In 1946 the firm was exhibiting houseboats converted from infantry landing craft called Seabee's

  • F. C. Blott
  • Model: Family C.S.
  • Date: c 1920's/1930's
  • Details: Centre decal for F C Blott 7 Lower Hill Street Wisbech which incorporated an illustration of Boston Stump

  • The Bon Marche
  • Model: Family C.S.
  • Date: c 1920's
  • Details: Name on arm Bon Marche Ltd had premises in Brixton (1907)

  • Walter Bourne
  • Model: Family C.S.
  • Date: c1910's
  • Details: Walter Bourne Centre decal on Arm

  • Bradbury's Family V.S.
  • Model: Family C.S.
  • Date:c1930
  • Details: Name on arm

  • Bradbury's Medium V.S.
  • Model: Medium C.S.
  • Date:c 1920's,1930's
  • Details: Name on arm

  • British Harrodia J
  • Model: Family C.S.
  • Date: 1913, c1933
  • Details: British Harrodia J on arm with Harrods decal on the bed produced for Harrods stores

  • The British Queen
  • Model: Family C.S.
  • Date: c1904
  • Details: Name on arm & intertwined logo on bed.

  • Cestrian
  • Model: Family C.S.
  • Date: c1901
  • Details: name on arm centre decal R. Jones Chester became R Jones & Co Ltd by 1914 selling Frister & Rossman machines. The name Cestrian relates to being from Chester, Cheshire, Great Britain

  • Colliers No. 2
  • Model: Hand
  • Date:
  • Details: Decal on Bed sold by J. Collier & Sons

  • Colliers No. 4
  • Model: Family C.S.
  • Date: c 1894, c1902, c 1930
  • Details: Decal for J Collier & Sons Chief Office 136 Clapham Rd, London

  • Colliers No. 6
  • Model: Spool
  • Date: c1913
  • Details: Decal for J Collier & Sons, Chief Office, 136 Clapham Rd, London

  • Colliers No. 9
  • Model: Family C.S.
  • Date: c1930
  • Details: Collier on arm, J Collier & Sons, Chief Office, 136 Clapham Rd, London engraved on inspection plate

  • Co-operator
  • Model: Family C.S.
  • Date: c
  • Details: c

  • Cockís Royal Leader Englands Pride
  • Model: Family C.S.
  • Date: c 1916 & c1931
  • Details: Arm & Centre decal for Cockís Royal Leader Englands Pride made for F.J. Cocks , 21 Worcester St, Birmingham

  • Collins
  • Model: Family C.S.
  • Date:
  • Details: Plaque with F R Collins 87 North End Croydon Est 1874

    G Cozens & Co Ltd
  • Model: Family C.S.
  • Date: c1920's
  • Details: G Cozens & Co Ltd Edgeware Rd W on Arm. In 1903 the firm was advertising as General Drapers with premises at 32 - 46 Edgeware Rd and 66/68 Seymour Street London with sewing machines were being sold from c1907. The Edgeware Rd premises were demolished and rebuilt starting in 1909 reopening on 20th June 1910. In 1914 The company supported the sufregette Movement by regularly advertising in The Vote and Votes for Women publications. The comany went into Liquidation in March 1940

  • Croasdale
  • Model: Medium C.S.
  • Date: c1924
  • Details: E Croasdale & Co Ltd 11 Abbey St & 17 Market Hall Accrington

  • CSCS
  • Model: Family C.S.
  • Date: c 1894
  • Details: Arm decal CSCS Chelmsford Star centre decal

  • CWS Federation
  • Model: Family C.S.
  • Date: c
  • Details: CWS on Arm with CWS Federation centre decal - made for the Co-operative Wholesale Society. Early machines had attractive flower decals. See also Federation

  • CWS Federation
  • Model: Spool
  • Date: c1920 - c1933
  • Details: For Co-Operative Wholesale Society

  • CWS Federation
  • Model: Medium C.S.
  • Date: c1920
  • Details: For Co-Operative Wholesale Society

  • S. Davis & Co.
  • Model: Family C.S.
  • Date: c1905
  • Details: Decal For S. Davis & Co, London

  • Della Portas
  • Model: Family C.S.
  • Date: c 1920's
  • Details: Retailer in Shrewsbury

  • Devan
  • Model: Family C.S.
  • Date: c
  • Details: Devan on arm

  • Eclipse
  • Model: Family C.S.
  • Date: c 1930's
  • Details: For

  • Eclipse Hand
  • Model: Hand
  • Date: c 1881
  • Details: For Shepherd, Rothwell & Hough, Oldham

  • Empira
  • Model: Family C.S.
  • Date: 1905
  • Details: Imperial Manufacturing Co, Wainman Street, Shipley, Yorkshire

  • Empress
  • Model: Family C.S.
  • Date: c 1935
  • Details: This appears to have been sold by Jones as a budget model and was sold through various retailers including the Army & Navy Co-operative Society which in 1935 became Army & Navy Stores Ltd 105 Victoria Street London. In 1935 it was known to have tear drop decals & short base with rexine cover

  • D. H. Evans Ltd
  • Model: Family C.S.
  • Date:
  • Details:Company wre general drapers with premises at 292 - 320 Oxford Street, London in July 1928 the company amalgamated with Harrods Ltd but continued to trade as a subsiduary until at least 1945

  • Favourite
  • Model: Hand
  • Date: c1900
  • Details: Centre Decal - Wm Jones & Co. Bridgnorth

  • The Frisby
  • Model: Family C.S.
  • Date:
  • Details:

  • Federation
  • Model: Family C.S.
  • Date:
  • Details: Federation on arm Family on pillar and intertwined CWS on bed. Made for Co -operative wholesale society

  • Thomas Gaffer
  • Model: Family C.S.
  • Date: c 1933
  • Details: For Thomas Gaffer, Norwich

  • Thomas Gaffer
  • Model: Spool
  • Date: c 1930, c1934
  • Details: Centre decal Thomas Gaffer, Norwich. In 1903 Thomas Gaffer had premises at 100 Ber Street, Norwich and was an Agent for Wheeler & Wilson sewing machines. By 1906 the firm had taken on the shop next door & was advertising as Agent for Bradbury's sewing machines as well as Standard. In 1908 he was appointed sole Agent for Jones sewing machines (previously T Wilkinson) Thomas Gaffer died in December 1933 aged 69. The business was then carried on by his wife and two sons

  • Granby
  • Model: Family C.S.
  • Date: c 1925
  • Details: Arm decal Granby centre decal Granby House, Manchester

  • J. E. Green
  • Model: Family C.S.
  • Date: c
  • Details: Centre decal J E Green Complete House Furnisher 42 Bigby St Brigg

  • The Grove
  • Model: Family C.S.
  • Date: c1930's
  • Details: For

  • Walter Hale
  • Model: Family C.S.
  • Date:
  • Details: Walter Hale decal on arm

  • Harris B
  • Model: Family C.S.
  • Date: c 1930's, 1940's
  • Details: For W. J. Harris & Co.

  • Harris E
  • Model: Family C.S.
  • Date: c
  • Details: For W. J. Harris & Co.

  • Harris V.S.
  • Model: Medium C.S.
  • Date: c 1939
  • Details: For W. J. Harris & Co.

  • Haynes Bros Ltd
  • Model: Family C.S.
  • Date: c 1923
  • Details: Centre decal Haynes Bros Ltd Maidstone. In 1902 the company had premises at 6 King Street Maidstone Kent trading as ironmongers and by 1935 they had become a Ford dealer with premises at 14 - 18 King Street

    Howell's
  • Model: Family C.S.
  • Date: c
  • Details: Howell's on Arm Gold leaf decals

  • The Ideal
  • Model: Family C.S.
  • Date: c1920
  • Details: The Ideal on Arm Gold leaf decals

  • Improved Vichand
  • Model: Family C.S.
  • Date: c Nov 1939
  • Details: For Civil Service Stores 425 Strand

  • A. F. Ivey
  • Model: Hand
  • Date: c 1880 to 1882
  • Details: Centre decal A. F Ivey who suceeded R I Watts & Co 48 George Street Plymouth June 1877. Advertised as Sewing Machine Factor & introduced his new Hand Machine in 1880 with Patent shuttle & bobbin winder. In May 1881 he was advertising as sole Agent for Jones in Plymouth & as District Agent for Devon & Cornwall. By 1888 he was advertising as one of the largest buyers of sewing machines & had diversified into selling other domestic appliances

  • R. B. Johnson
  • Model: Family C.S.
  • Date:
  • Details: R. B. Johnson, High Street, March, Cambridgeshire traded as an Ironmonger in the 1870's & 1880's

  • Wm Jones Favourite
  • Model: Hand
  • Date: c
  • Details: Centre decal Wm Jones Favourite Bridgnorth

  • Wm Jones
  • Model: Family Transverse shuttle
  • Date: c
  • Details: Centre decal Wm Jones Bridgnorth

  • The Junior
  • Model: Family C.S.
  • Date: 1912
  • Details: Decal for Junior Army & Navy Stores. Store was at 15 Regent Street, Westminster, London

  • The Kenbar
  • Model: Family C.S.
  • Date: c1932,1933
  • Details: The Kenbar on arm see Kensington below

  • Kensington
  • Model: Family C.S.
  • Date: 1920.s
  • Details: John Barker & Co was established in 1870 and operated from premises at High Street, Kensington, London. In the 1880's the firm expanded and occupied a series of 28 shops including a 31,000 sq ft extension it had 42 departments and some 700 staff. The firm became a Limited company in 1894.

    So extensive was its range of goods and services they would even arrange your funeral! In 1905 the company opened a completely new building opposite its main premises adding a further 57,500 sq ft of retail space over three floors and increased the number of departments to 64. The building had a futher 5 storeys which were called Old Court Mansions which were leasehold appartments let by the company's own Estate Agency.

    Expansion continued with new showrooms opening in 1907 with the number of Departments increasing to 70 & the company even ventured into Removals & Warehousing. By 1915 there were 100 departments you could literally buy everything for the home (including the house!).

    Although the firm had used Kenbar as a brand name for trench coats after WW 1 in the 1930's the company applied it to a wide array of domestic items from hot water bottles to Billard Tables and also sewing machines (see above).

    In 1959 the company was purchased by House of Fraser and continued trading as a subsiduary, the last mention we have of John Barker & Co Ltd is 1969.

  • Kildare
  • Model: Family C.S.
  • Date: c1899
  • Details: This machine was available with different decals & appeared either with Kildare on the arm or later machines just had a centre decal with the name of the machine & company details. All versions were produced for Wm Whiteley Ltd, Queens Road, London W.

  • Larcombe's Favourite
  • Model: Family C.S.
  • Date:
  • Details: Name as centre decal

  • M. Leake & Son
  • Model: Family C.S.
  • Date: c
  • Details: For M Leake & Son 3 & 5 High Street Kings Heath Birmingham as centre decal

  • G. H. Lee
  • Model: Family C.S.
  • Date: c
  • Details: For G. H. Lee Basnett Street, Liverpool

  • Albert List
  • Model: Family C.S.
  • Date: c1930's, C1940's
  • Details: Plaque on base Albert List, Carr Street, Ipswich

  • Albert List
  • Model: Medium C.S.
  • Date: c1923
  • Details: Plaque on base Albert List, 45a,47 & 64 Carr Street, Ipswich

  • A Mackintosh & Sons Ltd
  • Model: Family C.S.
  • Date: c1905, c1910
  • Details: A Mackintosh & Sons Ltd Cambridge on pillar Plaque on case Ironmongers, Engineers & Founders

  • J. Maling & Sons
  • Model: Family C.S.
  • Date: c
  • Details: J. Maling & Sons, Diss

  • Marlet
  • Model: Medium C.S.
  • Date: c1920
  • Details: Martlet on the arm with a crest as the centre decal

  • Moiser's
  • Model: Family C.S.
  • Date: c 1932
  • Details: Standard Jones machine with plaque - Moiser's Freeman Street, Grimsby

  • Mortons
  • Model: Family C.S.
  • Date: c
  • Details: Mortons on the arm

  • Nelsons 70
  • Model: Family C.S.
  • Date: c1920's, c1930's
  • Details: Nelsons 70 on the arm with a special decal set produced for Robert Nelson & Co Hatton Garden. Later versions post c1930 had the gold teardrop decal

  • Nelsons No. 11
  • Model: Family C.S.
  • Date: c 1935
  • Details: Nelsons 11 on the arm Gold tear drop decals short base produced for Robert Nelson & Co Hatton Garden

  • New Gresham
  • Model: Family C.S.
  • Date: c1930's
  • Details: New Gresham on arm

  • New Longford
  • Model: Family C.S.
  • Date: c1930's
  • Details: New Longford on arm

  • New Portland
  • Model: Family C.S.
  • Date: c1926
  • Details: New Portland on arm

  • J. E. Nott & Co Ld
  • Model: Family C.S.
  • Date: c
  • Details: Centre decal Motor Cycle Works J. E. Nott & Co Ld, Brecon

  • Our Own
  • Model: Family C.S.
  • Date: c
  • Details: Our Own on arm

  • Paragon
  • Model: Family C.S.
  • Date: c 1898 to 1902
  • Details: Paragon on arm with centre decal for Cheeseman & Company. The firm was located at Selby.

  • Pentagon
  • Model: Family C.S.
  • Date: c 1900's
  • Details: The Pentagon on the arm. The centre decal was a pentagon with P inside.

  • Pinnock Sewing Machine Co
  • Model: Spool
  • Date: c 1921
  • Details: Standard Jones decal but with Pinnock Sewing Machine Co Sydney on the bed

  • Primrose
  • Model: Family C.S.
  • Date: c 1899
  • Details: Primrose on the arm with centre decal for Stone & Sons, Stoke Newington

  • Pryjo
  • Model: Family C.S.
  • Date: c1930's
  • Details:

  • Reid's
  • Model: Hand
  • Date: c 1899
  • Details: Centre decal Reid's Hand Machine. Robert Reid had a shop at 2 Dean Street, Bristol

  • R M Righton
  • Model: Family C.S.
  • Date:
  • Details: Standard decals R M Righton Evesham

  • Rowlands
  • Model: Family C.S.
  • Date: c1898
  • Details:

  • Rowntree
  • Model: Family C.S.
  • Date: c1901, c1920's
  • Details: Decal for Rowntree & plate with W. Rowntree, General Drapers, Scarborough

  • The Royal Ruby
  • Model: Family C.S.
  • Date: c
  • Details:The Royal Ruby on the arm

  • Rushby
  • Model: Family C.S.
  • Date: c 1899, c1910's
  • Details: Has Rushby on the arm & was produced for W. Rusby, Louth which is stamped on the slide plate. Rushby's shop was at Eastgate, Louth

  • Saville
  • Model: Family C.S.
  • Date: c1926
  • Details: For

  • The Schoolcraft
  • Model: Family C.S.
  • Date: c
  • Details: The Schoolcraft on arm with Cox & Co., 99 -101 New Oxford Street, London as a centre decal

  • Selfridge
  • Model: Family C.S.
  • Date: c
  • Details: Selfridge on the arm with the company decal on the shoulder

  • Oswald Smith
  • Model: Family C.S.
  • Date: c
  • Details: For Oswald Smith, South Street, Exeter

  • Smith & Sons
  • Model: Family C.S.
  • Date: c1906
  • Details:

  • A. W. Spencer
  • Model: Family C.S.
  • Date:
  • Details: Standard decals plaque A W Spencer St Johnís Sq Cardiff

  • Spierpon Queen
  • Model: Family C.S.
  • Date: c 1894 to 1897
  • Details: Spierpon Queen decal on arm & was produced for Spiers & Pondís Stores, Queen Victoria Street, London

  • Jas Steel & Co
  • Model: Jones Hand
  • Date: c
  • Details: Stamp on cloth plate Jas Steel & Co Cheltenham

  • Sterling
  • Model: Family C.S.
  • Date: c1894
  • Details: Sterling on Arm

  • Richard Stone
  • Model: Family C.S.
  • Date: c1900
  • Details: Richard Stone Wellington on bed

  • St Pancras
  • Model: Jones C.S.
  • Date: c
  • Details: Name on arm

  • Name: Jones
  • Model: Hand & Family C.S.
  • Date: c 1894
  • Details: Badge on pillar - Thompsons Sewing Machine Depot, Lowther Street, Kendal later Thompson & Co Sewing Machine Depot Sands Avenue Kendal c1899

  • Triumph
  • Model: Family C.S.
  • Date: c1911
  • Details: The name Triumph was used by The Salvation Army Trade Head Quarters, Judd Street, Kings Cross, London. The organisation also sold German manufactured machines under the same name

  • The Unique Machine
  • Model: Family C.S.
  • Date: c1898
  • Details: The Unique Machine as a centre decal

  • Universal
  • Model: Family C.S.
  • Date: c 1898
  • Details: For

  • Vibra
  • Model: Family C.S.
  • Date: c 1911, 1930's
  • Details: Vibra on the arm. Was produced for J. G. Greaves, Sheffield. Note the firm also used the same name on machines made by Davis which were imported from the U.S.A.
    In 1911 J.G Graves Ltd claimed to be the largest Mail order Business in the British Empire and had some 700 employees.

    Victa V.S.
  • Model: Family C.S.
  • Date:1920's
  • Victa V.S. on arm.

  • Victor
  • Model: Family C.S.
  • Date: c 1909 - 1913
  • Details: Victor on the arm.Sold by Passey & Hall, 35 Glouscester Road, Ross

  • Victoria
  • Model: Family C.S.
  • Date: c 1898
  • Details: Victoria on the arm.

  • Wanzer B Improved
  • Model: Family C.S.
  • Date: c1905
  • Details: Name on arm, centre decal for Wanzer Sewing Machine Co, 4 Gt Portland Street & 20 Oxford Circus, London

  • Warburton
  • Model: Medium C.S.
  • Date: c 1907
  • Details: For

  • Joseph Watson & Sons
  • Model: Hand
  • Date: c1906
  • Details: Special centre decal for Joseph Watson & Sons Ltd, White Hall Soap Works, Leeds. These machines were awarded as prizes in 1906

  • Joseph Watson & Sons
  • Model: Family C.S.
  • Date: c1906
  • Details: Special centre decal for Joseph Watson & Sons Ltd, White Hall Soap Works, Leeds. These machines were awarded as prizes in 1906

  • Joseph Watson & Sons
  • Model: Medium C.S.
  • Date: c1905
  • Details: Special centre decal for Joseph Watson & Sons Ltd, White Hall Soap Works, Leeds. Awarded as a prize in June 1905

  • Weaver & Sons
  • Model: Hand
  • Date: c1897
  • Details: Stamped on cloth plate Weaver & Sons, Broad Street, Bath

  • Weaver & Sons
  • Model: Family C.S.
  • Date: c1896
  • Details: For Weaver & Sons, 38 Broad Street, Bath

  • Weaver & Son
  • Model: Family C.S.
  • Date: 1922/1923
  • Details:Weaver No. 4, Weaver & Son, 38,39 and 6 Broad Street, Bath

  • Weekes
  • Model: Family C.S.
  • Date: c1910's
  • Details: Has Weeks on arm.

  • Whiteleys Universal
  • Model: Family C.S.
  • Date: c 1930's
  • Details: Has Whiteleys Universal British Made on arm & Whiteleys Trade Mark on the pillar produced for Wm Whiteley Ltd, Queens Rd, London. W2

  • C. S. Wilkinson
  • Model: Family C.S.
  • Date: c 1930
  • Details: Standard Jones decals but engraved for C. S. Wilkinson, Market Place, Wainfleet