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Business Notices&&VßST W FIRST PRIZE SEWING MACHINES At the Sydney International Exhibition of 1879-80, after a contest extending over Six Months, and the severest tests yet applied to Sewing Mach ines in the World The Judges have Endorsed the Verdict of the People AND AWARDED THE ONLY FIRST PRIZE FOR SEWING MACHINES TO THE NEW DAVIS VERTICAL FEED MACHINE ON EVERY POINT, AND OVER ALL OTHER MiA CHINES. Show Rooms, EAST STREET. NEXT UNION BANK OF AUSTRALIA. READ THE AWARD. “ The New Davis Sewing Machine, being a complete departure from the ordinary style of Sewing Machines, pos sessing all the advantages of such ordinary Sewing Machines, and in addition an increased range of work, with the greatest simplicity of construction, and reduction in number of working parts, we consider it entitled to first place in awards.” PRICE, WITH TREADLE,. £7 10s. Volumes could express no more than this award, won by SHETE R MERIT in competition OPEN TO THE WOR LD, he opportunity being fully availed of. Samples of Work and Illusti - ated Catalogues forwarded post free to any part of the Colony of New Zealand, Full instn ictions gratis, and a liberal time payment system. Every Machine guaranteed. We will shov / the Machine in operation, making up samples of the following list of work, which the “.Davis” does WITHOUT BASTING. GOME AND GET SAMPLES. The Machines Will be Shown with Great Pleasure. Plain and Scallop binding. Bind dress goods with the same material, either scallops, points, squares, or straight. Bind folds without showing the stitches. Bind folds without showing the stitches, and sew on at the same time time. It will' put on skirt braid and sew on facing at one operation, without showing the stitches. Make French folds. Make French folds and sew on at the same time. Make Milliners’ folds with different colors and pieces of goods at one operation, and sew on at same time. It will gather between two pieces and sew on at the same time. It will cover the cord and sew it in between edges at the same time. It will do felling, bias or straight, either ott cotton or woollen goods. It sews from lace to leather without changing stitsh or tension. For tucking, cording, braiding, quilting, ruffling, fringing, embroidering, shoe fitting, tailoring, dressmaking, and family use, it has no eqnal. It will make wide afldl narrow hems, hems all manner of bias wollen goods, as soft merino, crape, or goods difficult to hem ©n other machines. It will fold hems with, cords enclosed, and stitch them down at one opera tion. It will cover the «onU and sew the sleeve in at one operation. It makes a more elastic stitch than any other machine. It will sew over uneven surfaces: as well as plain. It will gather without sowing on. It will gather and sew on at the sam< i time. It will gather between two bands, showing the stitches on the right side ai fc one operation. It will fell across seams on any goods. It does not change long 1 ch of stitch on scroll work, It will make plaited ti imrain . It will make plaited -.trimming and sew on at the same time. It will make plaited trim lining, either scalloped or straight. It will turn a hem ac ,d stitch on trimming at one operation. PURCHASERS WILL BE INSTRUCTED TO' DO ALL THE ABOVE WORK. m a SOLE AGENTS FOR ASHBURTON

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 171, 20 October 1880

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Page 4 Advertisements Column 3 Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 171, 20 October 1880