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William Campion

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William Campion, sewing machine maker, of Aberdeen Street, Nottingham

1862 Business established - presumably a successor to Campion and Johnson

1870 Registered design of Jenny Lind machine

1870 Patent #3190 of 1867 to W. Campion of Nottingham and W. Campion of Sneinton declared void[1].

1875 Business sold to James Augustine Hine[2].

By 1876 the business had closed

1877 Court case brought by Hine against Campion for fraud, especially in respect of claimed performance of the patent sewing machines[3].



  • Other Notes:

1894 Reference in a court case to William Campion, cycle manufacturer of Byron Works, London Road, Nottingham, and to Edward William Campion, of 11 Robin Hood St, licenced victualler and manager to Mr William Campion[4].


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Sources of Information

  1. Nottinghamshire Guardian, 2 December 1870
  2. Nottinghamshire Guardian, 14 December 1877
  3. Nottinghamshire Guardian, 14 December 1877
  4. Nottinghamshire Guardian, 7 July 1894
  • History of Sewing Machines by David and Lin Best [1]