Minnesota H was made by Domestic for Sears around the 1920's. You can sort of make out the threading from this pic. http://www.tias.com/173/PictPage/3923945988.html
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When I was closely looking at my first WW8 Serial number 385288 this morning, the newest date I had seen was on the Serial plate 1878. When I looked at this little piece with a magnifying glass, I could read another date-- 1881. Looks like this pushes our time line out a little more.
Does anyone else have a date on this part. My 1876 WW 8 that I just got has a different piece on it that is more simplified.
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I thought W&W's patents ran out, which led to other companies competing with them without having to pay royalties. From there, the business slowed as Singer production grew with the introduction of the Singer 12K. Wheeler died in 1893, son took over business. Wilson had retired earlier and lived off royalties. Both men had been millionaires. In 1905, Singer purchased the W&W factory, which was manufacturing the NO.9. Singer then sold the No.9 with the Singer name on it, W9 (a machine I own).
Who won...regardless...Singer...and look at Singer today.
My DH and I went to an antique store today and they had a Singer Red Eye. It was an electric machine in a tredle sewing cabinet, it looks like they switched it to electric. It was dated (according to the tag) was 1949. Does that sound right? Does anyone know when they stopped making the Red Eyes?