If you find this site useful and want to make a small donation to support its maintenance and expansion, then please use button below.

Harris Sewing Machines


The London based W. J. Harris company was started in the 1870's as a trade distributor of sewing machines to retailers around the U.K. Although the machines they sold were 'badged' as Harris machines and they proudly advertised themselves as 'manufacturers, they didn't actually make any machines themselves.

Harris machines were bought in from a variety of manufacturers included Stoewer, Haid & Neu, New Home, Eldredge/National, Jones etc.

Harris Fiddle Base

(Harris Fiddle Base - by Stoewer)


Harris Bed Decals

(Fiddle Base - Mother of Pearl Decals)


Harris 1H

(Harris 1H - made by Haid und Neu)


Harris 2

(Harris Family #2 - made by Stoewer)



(Harris's - made by Stoewer ~1910)


The Harris company stopped selling machines in the early 1960's.