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Thread: Wheeler and Wilson find!

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    Wheeler and Wilson find!

    I'm excited to find my first W&W machine. It was on craigslist this morning and I picked it up tonight. It's in awful condition but I don't mind a bit. It's missing the hand crank and a sole plate, but all the parts move smoothly, and it even came with a bobbin still in place. It's also missing the case.

    Any suggestions for bringing this old girl back to life? I took photos and then slathered it with sewing machine oil to soak the grime off. After it's clean I'll see what I can do about finding parts for her.


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    Last edited by Christine-; 06-08-2012 at 05:11 PM.

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    Wow! The fact that its parts move well, is great. Can't wait to see what it looks like when you are done. Seems like a lot of work though…Best wishes.
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    Congrats!! Can't wait to see how she cleans up...bet she turns out pretty!!
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    The machine turns beautifully and soooo smooth. It came with one donut bobbin, and the needle. I'm going to clean her up the best I can, including kerosene on her insides, and then she'll be proudly displayed in my long arm room (if they ever get the dang drywall finished! LOL)
    Last edited by Christine-; 06-08-2012 at 07:10 PM.

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