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According to the patent, it was for visability...
One day, you'll only be a memory for some people. Do your best to be a good one.
wow someone gave that beautiful cabinet a good refinishing..I have a Wheeler/Wilson 9 too..machine is in great condition..cabinet is good too.
Just to follow up on my comments, I bartered my longarm services with a friend for that machine. I'm from Maine (lifer) so we all love to barter a deal. LOL
Very cool. I see a lot of bartering going on in Craigslist and often wondered about it. I usually barter in cash though
Beautiful quartersawn oak cabinet !
I didn't know you had W&W enthusiasts here! I don't remember the number of mine but it manufactured in 1871, and looks like a telegraph key. Interesting box lid too--was supposed to be able to hold a gas lamp to see better. It has the glass foot, but no belt.
OH it is beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
When it seems like the world is falling to pieces remember that the pieces are falling into place. We are nearing closer to the End Times.
There's two w9's here on c/l for sale now, one in eugene one in florence, both are 6 drawer... There $100 and $125..
I have seen photo's of what " they say" is a glass foot for a w 9, I don't have one, and no idea of it's year... in looking at the wooden goodie box, this one has to have more stuff in it ,than what came new or not every thing fit in that box.
It was made before me, so all I have to go by is the "They say's"