Jones Hand

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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Wheeler and Wilson 4

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One of Wheeler and Wilsons earlier style machine. It sews from the side and you know I have trouble getting my head around that Treadling from the front and feeding from the side. I have enormous respect for women who managed to insert sleeves into clothing from the side :-)
It also uses a curved needle because of the motion of the arm.  It has a  round bobbin.
They were the company which patented the four motion feed . The feeddogs move up back then down and then forward.
The drawers are the wrong size and are on our hunt list.  We do not have a belt either.
Wheeler and Wilson were eventually bought by Singer in 1905. This is the number 4 Model and it dates to 1871.
Cheers Lynne and Rob

7 comments:

Lurline said...

Amazing - thanks for the info!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Daniƫlle said...

It looks like an antique quiltingmachine with the way the arm point forward. Lovely woodwork indeed. It sounds like the way in which a bicycle moves. I always love to read this kind of info, it is from a different but very interesting world hihi! Take care, have a nice day! XXXD

Kathie said...

beautiful machine
wow wish I could find a beauty like this
kathie

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow amazing!

Karen said...

It's always a treat to see the antique machines on your blog.

Marceli said...

What a beauty! That's on my wish list...

Molly Mandeville Fryer said...

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