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Thread: Wheeler Wilson 8 Rufflers

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    Wheeler Wilson 8 Rufflers

    Hey folks,

    I made a stop at Cathy's this weekend and she had just found these beauties.

    I am working out a deal for one, but whatever the deal works out to be, one component is that "I" get to clean them both. hehe

    So, here they are. Once "as is" and one in process of cleaning.

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    the underside is pretty cool as well, NOTE the brass "insert" for the WW8 Glass presser foot holder!
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    The company name stamp.
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    Patent info starts here and in continued o the next photo (underneath the ruffler)
    Not quite sure what the bottom line says yet...
    First Date: Jan 1863
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    This is the "to be continued" part of the patent data
    Last Date: May 1881
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    Ottumwa, Iowa.--Licensed for-------use only?
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    lol, Yep! The _____ is what I am not able to read either....yet.

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    "Family" use?

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    ohh, interesting possibility, thanks...

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    The worst one is DONE!! woo hoo.

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    Wow. Steve, you have done a stunning job. Stunning.

    Does it function well?

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    What a difference!

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    my WW8 is not up and running right now si I do not know, but it moves very smooth and easy. the adjuster adjusts just fine.

    Once again I sit in awe of the craftsmanship of our forebearers

    All i did was supply Brasso, 0000 steel wool, elbow grease

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    Those are very interesting pieces of equipment. A bit older than those I have. You did a nice job in cleaning them up.

    Joe

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