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The Jones Hand was introduced in 1879. It was made in large numbers and remained in production for some 20 years, the earliest versions do not have a takeup lever and the tension discs are mounted on the arm of the machine. From 1891 onwards a Brass boss replaced the centre decal and in addition to the Company stamp a second stamp - 'As supplied to H.R.H. The Princess of Wales' also appeared on the cloth plate. The Jones Hand was badged for various retailers and special "prize" versions were produced up until c1907.

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   Jones Hand. Serial No. 35259.

This machine would date to around 1883 and has a brass plated needlebar cover. The Vine Leaf decal can clearly be seen on the pillar, but the remainder are heavily worn.
The cloth plate has the Company's stamped Trade Mark.

jones hand with green shield decal

   Jones Hand. Serial No. 91279.
Dates from around 1890 and came complete with shuttle and bobbin in situ and a bobbin still in the winder! This machine has a nickel-plated face plate. Although the decals are worn, the centre decal which reads 'Jones Hand Machine' is largely intact. The cloth plate has the Company's stamped Trade Mark.

Jones hand

  Jones Hand. Serial No.97101.
Dates to 1891. The decals are almost invisible on the base of the machine but are still evident on the curved arm & shoulder.

The base has an inset brass boss depicting a Gryphon. There is a stamped badge on the round cloth plate with 'As supplied to H.R.H. The Princess of Wales' and another 'Jones & Company Guide Bridge Nr Manchester'
 Hand Centre Boss

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