Davis Sewing Machine Company
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Davis sewing machines had conventional four motion feed (invented by Allen B. Wilson and used in most other machines). The machines also had the needle bar and presser foot that moves the cloth forward; they were often referred to as walking foot or vertical feed machines.
Around 1892, Davis started manufacturing bicycles. The Dayton Daily News indicated that the bicycle business was so successful that Davis gradually phased out production of sewing machines. The Huffman Manufacturing Company was formed as a sales outlet for Davis parts.
In 1924, the Davis Company's assets were liquidated. At that time, the company employed 1,800 workers.
- "The Story of the Davis Sewing Machine Company - History Repeats Itself". Ismacs.net. Retrieved 2016-07-07.