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Business Notices. ~ 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 Machines 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 MACHINES. READ THE AWARD. Show Rooms, EAST STREET, NEXT , UNION BANK OF AUSTRALIA. “The New Davis Sewing Machine, being a complete departure from the ordinary style of Sewing Machines, 1 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 SHEER MERIT in competition OPEN TO THE WOR Lb, he opportunity being fully availed of. Samples of Work and Illustrated Catalogues forwarded post free to any part of the Colony of New Zealand. Full instructions gratis, and a liberal time payment system. Every Machine guaranteed We will show the Machine in operation, making up samples of the following list of work, which the " Davis ” dbes WITHOUT BASXING. COME AND The Machines Will be GET SAMPLES. Shown with Great Pleasure. Plain and Scallop binding. Bind .di-ess 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 on cotton or woollen goods. It sews from lace to leather without changing stitch or tension. For tucking, cording, braiding, quilting, ruffling, fringing, embroidering, shoe fitting, tailoring, dressmaking, and family use, it lias no equal. It will make wide and narrow hems, hems all manner of bias wollen goods, as soft merino, crape, or goods difficult to hem .on other machines. It will fold hems with cords enclosed, and stitch them down at one operation. It will cover the cord 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 sewing on. It will gather and sew on at the same time. It will gather between two bands, showing the stitches 011 the right side at one operation. It will fell across seams on any goods. It does not change length of stitch on scroll work. It will make plaited trimmin . It will make plaited trimming and sew on at the same time. It will make plaited trimming, either scalloped or straight. It will turn a hem and stitch on trimming at one operation. PURCHASERS WILL BE INSTRUCTED iiO DO ALL THE ABOVE WORK.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 186, 6 November 1880

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Page 4 Advertisements Column 2 Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 186, 6 November 1880