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Bobbin Collection

Background imageBobbin Collection: The Improved Ladys Own Sewing Machine

The Improved Ladys Own Sewing Machine by Leigh & Crawford, Brooke Street, Holborn, London EC. 19th century

Background imageBobbin Collection: Bobbin Winding

Bobbin Winding
Bobbin winding in a Lancashire cotton mill

Background imageBobbin Collection: Lace Making

Lace Making Date: circa 1900s

Background imageBobbin Collection: Lace Making - first three processes

Lace Making - first three processes
Lace Making - Winding and Threading, Bobbin Winding, Warping (1 of 2) Date: 19th century

Background imageBobbin Collection: Harris Sewing Machine, Model No. 12H

Harris Sewing Machine, Model No. 12H
Harris Sewing Machine, Central Bobbin Treadle Machine, Model No.12H. 1920s

Background imageBobbin Collection: Sewing items, including needles, pins, scissors and thread

Sewing items, including needles, pins, scissors and thread
Sewing items: needles, pins, scissors, thread, chalk, thimble and tape measure. Date: circa 1940

Background imageBobbin Collection: Itinerant turner wearing a dress covered in

Itinerant turner wearing a dress covered in
Itinerant lathe turner (tourneuse) wearing a dress covered in wooden toys and games. She holds a head for a wig 1, scythe 2, trumpet 3, flutes 4, lace bobbins 5, rolling pin 6, egg 8, goblet 9

Background imageBobbin Collection: Singer sewing machine

Singer sewing machine. 1897

Background imageBobbin Collection: Advert, Pfaff Sewing Machines

Advert, Pfaff Sewing Machines. 1897

Background imageBobbin Collection: An early sewing machine

An early sewing machine. 1856

Background imageBobbin Collection: Oldest lace-worker in bucks 1904

Oldest lace-worker in bucks 1904
Old lady sitting with a pillow with bobbins and pins. Date: 1904

Background imageBobbin Collection: Bobbin-net Machine at a Nottingham Lace Factory 1843

Bobbin-net Machine at a Nottingham Lace Factory 1843
Bobbin-net lace making machine, invented by John Heathcoat in the 1750s. Date: 1843

Background imageBobbin Collection: Bristol Bobbin recoverable ramjet test vehicle

Bristol Bobbin recoverable ramjet test vehicle

Background imageBobbin Collection: Cannes, France - Boulevard de la Croisette

Cannes, France - Boulevard de la Croisette
Manufacture des Gobelins - a tapestry factory located in Paris, France, at 42 avenue des Gobelins, near the Les Gobelins metro station in the 13th arrondissement

Background imageBobbin Collection: Old men fighting

Old men fighting
Two wrinkly old men pull faces at each other, one pinching hard on his opponents ear, the other trying to pinch his opponents hat, as depicted by Tim Bobbin (the pseudonym of John Collier)

Background imageBobbin Collection: Bedfordshire Lace School

Bedfordshire Lace School. Date: circa 1905

Background imageBobbin Collection: Sinhalese Lace Maker - Sri Lanka

Sinhalese Lace Maker - Sri Lanka
A very attractive hand-coloured postcard showing a Sinhalese Lace Maker. The Sinhalese (Sinhala, Sinhala Jathiya, Hela or Sinhale) are an Indo-Aryan ethnic group native to the island of Sri Lanka

Background imageBobbin Collection: Rainbow Wool for French Knitting

Rainbow Wool for French Knitting circa 1930s

Background imageBobbin Collection: Portugal, Madeira, Funchal: Peasant woman spinning wool

Portugal, Madeira, Funchal: Peasant woman spinning wool Date: 2016

Background imageBobbin Collection: Susi and friend with knitting and sewing things

Susi and friend with knitting and sewing things, getting everything into a mess. 1950s

Background imageBobbin Collection: Greetings card in the shape of a reel of cotton

Greetings card in the shape of a reel of cotton
Greetings card in the shape of a reel of white cotton with a needle. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageBobbin Collection: Two kittens with cotton reel on a cutout Christmas card

Two kittens with cotton reel on a cutout Christmas card
Two kittens with a cotton reel on a cutout Christmas card. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageBobbin Collection: Susi - under the sewing box

Susi - under the sewing box. 1950s

Background imageBobbin Collection: Susi - with ball of wool and sewing things

Susi - with ball of wool and sewing things
Susi - with a ball of wool and sewing things. 1950s

Background imageBobbin Collection: French Lacemaker working on a large-scale piece

French Lacemaker working on a large-scale piece. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageBobbin Collection: The Bobbin Club, Regent Street, 1932

The Bobbin Club, Regent Street, 1932
Artists impression of the interior of the Bobbin Club in Regent Street, around 3am when it is usually at its liveliest according to The Bystander

Background imageBobbin Collection: Society. Belgium. The lacemarkers in the city of Bruges. Dra

Society. Belgium. The lacemarkers in the city of Bruges. Drawing, 19th-20th centuries

Background imageBobbin Collection: Cats and Kittens - The Pick of the Basket

Cats and Kittens - The Pick of the Basket. early 20th century

Background imageBobbin Collection: John Collier (Bobbin)

John Collier (Bobbin)
JOHN COLLIER, known as Tim Bobbin - Lancashire artist of memorable satirical prints on topical issues (eg sale of commissions) and scenes of daily life (eg dentistry). Date: 1708 - 1786

Background imageBobbin Collection: Group of girls on a Balham street, SW London

Group of girls on a Balham street, SW London
Group of girls playing on a Balham street, SW London. Date: circa 1961

Background imageBobbin Collection: A Chinese Woman making a bobbin, Qianlong Period

A Chinese Woman making a bobbin, Qianlong Period (1736-96) (gouache on paper). Chinese art. SWITZERLAND. Bern. Bernese Historical Museum

Background imageBobbin Collection: Bonzo Suffers From Overwork by George Studdy

Bonzo Suffers From Overwork by George Studdy
Bonzo Suffers From Overwork. He is fast asleep after a rummage through his mistresss sewing basket. Date: 1923

Background imageBobbin Collection: Pattern of Threads in Bobbin-net Lace

Pattern of Threads in Bobbin-net Lace
An enlarged illustration of the pattern of threads in the lace produced by a bobbin-net machine. Date: 1843

Background imageBobbin Collection: West Africa, Sierra Leone - Spinning Cotton

West Africa, Sierra Leone - Spinning Cotton Date: circa 1910s

Background imageBobbin Collection: Lace Making / Flanders

Lace Making / Flanders
Lace making in Flanders Date: 19th Century

Background imageBobbin Collection: Spinning Cotton / China

Spinning Cotton / China
A chinese boy separate cotton thread using a bobbin and spinning device, with tension provided by a wooden spring tied to his back

Background imageBobbin Collection: Cotton Processing

Cotton Processing
Scene in a cotton mill - women working at bobbin and drawiung frames while a barefoot boy carries away the finished product

Background imageBobbin Collection: Two Drunks (Bobbin)

Two Drunks (Bobbin)
Two ugly old drunks have a drop together, with one man rubbing his eye

Background imageBobbin Collection: Man & Woman Drunk 1773

Man & Woman Drunk 1773
A drunken woman makes an angry lunge for her partners jug of grog

Background imageBobbin Collection: Selfish Drunk (Bobbin)

Selfish Drunk (Bobbin)
A thirsty fellow covets his companions jug of drink with bulging eyes

Background imageBobbin Collection: Florists device for fastening bouquets of flowers

Florists device for fastening bouquets of flowers
A florists device for fastening bouquets of flowers

Background imageBobbin Collection: 3 Drunks Open a Bottle

3 Drunks Open a Bottle
Three drunken men eagerly await the opening of another bottle

Background imageBobbin Collection: Bute Drink 1772 (Bobbin)

Bute Drink 1772 (Bobbin)
One man falls unconscious after a drinking session, his companion fails to rouse him with another glass; a satire on supporters on Lord Bute

Background imageBobbin Collection: Two Old Drunks (Bobbin)

Two Old Drunks (Bobbin)
Heavy drinking has taken its toll on a pair of elderly drunkards with gnarled features and poor personal hygiene

Background imageBobbin Collection: Throwing up (Bobbin)

Throwing up (Bobbin)
One fellow throws up after too much to drink, his companion thoughtfully lifts his wig

Background imageBobbin Collection: Hargreaves Jenny

Hargreaves Jenny
HARGREAVES SPINNING JENNY James Hargreaves in 1767 invented this jenny which could spin 8 bobbins at once; later this was increased to 16 Date: 1767

Background imageBobbin Collection: Solicitor cheating a couple

Solicitor cheating a couple
An elderly couple are cheated by a solicitor



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