My love for sewing machines started when I found this antique Davis treadle in a thrift shop in Southern California ~
What makes the Davis so unique is the Vertical Feed system - there is no feed on the bed of the machine - the needle and foot feed the material, making it about impossible to have one layer of fabric bunch up on you.
Truly ingenious and to this day no machine can compare!
This led to my second Davis - a restoration project that still hasn't started...
Next comes a birthday present in the most gorgeous treadle -
Next is a more modern machine that takes regular sewing machine needles - the previous machines take a longer needle that are harder to find.
The next one is a later Davis Model D -
The next one is another electric model with regular feed that is missing it's slide plate so I have no serial number - the only information I can find is on the motor - Dayton Electric Mfg. There is a decal that says Made in USA but I have no idea if this is an actual Davis machine, even thought it's named New Davis. It has a friction drive...