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Thread: Did Willcox & Gibbs make a straight stitch treadle?

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    Junior Member Kittywolf13's Avatar
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    Did Willcox & Gibbs make a straight stitch treadle?

    I really love my W&G chainstitch treadle, even though I haven't sewn much with her yet. I want to add a straight stitch to my vintage/antique machine collection. I was going for singer... But then I thought did W&G make a straight stitch? If so what's the model type so I can look them up? I'd love to get my Eleanor a "sister"
    Proud owner of: Eleanor, a 1896 Willcox & Gibbs Chain Stitch Treadle
    Tucci, a 1952 Singer Featherweight
    my mothers Singer Touch & Sew 758
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    Shadow, 1929 Singer 128 (currently w/hand crank)

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    My Willcox and Gibbs makes a chain stitch. I'm not aware of any vintage W&G that did a lock stitch.

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    That's what I thought. All the W&G's I've seen are either the same or nearly same model as mine or I think I've seen a few rare industrial machines. I just thought it was a nice thought.
    Proud owner of: Eleanor, a 1896 Willcox & Gibbs Chain Stitch Treadle
    Tucci, a 1952 Singer Featherweight
    my mothers Singer Touch & Sew 758
    Flower, Brother XR 6060
    1910 Singer 66
    Singer 99K
    Shadow, 1929 Singer 128 (currently w/hand crank)

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    if you didn't yet, you must search in google willcox& gibbs smithsonian and you will find a great page of models.
    the straightstitch was more 'industrial'. ciao

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    To my knowledge...chain stitch only.

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    willcox and gibbs Lockstitch No 12
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    http://www.flickr.com/photos/1189035...n/photostream/

    also some other models are mentioned here.
    http://www.sew2go.com/wgdate.htm

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    neat machine Steve. Figured if anyone knew of a lockstitch it would be you.

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    Awe shucks.... truth is I did not know, but I thought I remembered seeing a sweatshop with rows of those in treadles.

    I Googled "willcox &Gibbs lockstitch"

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    and here is the picture of the sweatshop using these machines.

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