Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Wheeler and Wilson 4
I just love the gorgeous grain in the woodwork.
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