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Thread: WONDERFUL surprise!

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    Junior Member makitmama's Avatar
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    WONDERFUL surprise!

    while I was out of town, my DH bought me a Willcox & Gibbs in the original cabinet! it has a W & G motor and a 1925 serial number, making it a very late machine.
    It runs very well, but needs extensive cleaning and rewiring. It also has a stitch length regulator!

    he bought it knowing I want a treadle W&G, thinking I could convert it. However, as it is in the original cabinet with original motor I am hesitant to convert it... what do ya'll think?
    Cil




    I'm a Queen.... at least my pantyhose say I am!


    (proud caretaker of a magenta 221, purple 222, assorted 66's, a 301, a pink Atlas and Monarch, and Granny's 201-2.

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    I think your husband must be a great guy!!!
    "In this age of information, ignorance is a choice".

    Heaven and Earth are full of His Glory!

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    I agree with nygal, you have a great husband. Although you want a W&G treadle, I don't think I would convert this one to a treadle, I would clean it up, rewire it and be as happy as a clam.

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    What a thoughtful guy. I would fix it up and use it.

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    Yaaaay congrats! W&G are so well made! So she should clean up well. The electric ones can be treadled I believe but I agree I think your better keeping it and having an excuse for another one! Hahaha!!
    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
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    Ohhhh sweet hubby! An electric w&g and a treadle singer would finish my small collection. Congrats! I would leave it motorized personally.

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    I would leave this one as an electric and keep on the hunt for a treadle! What a great guy!

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    Pictures please!

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    I had my Abby rewired and she sews like a dream. Welcome to the "club." LOL
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    How far are you (location/miles) from middle TN. I have a Singer treadle, not the shiny black one, don't know the model, that you can have it if you want to make a road trip to come get it. I don't know how to do pics, but maybe I can get DD to do it for me one day next week. I am making a determined effort to get rid of some of the many double machines that I own. I don't use them, and have started saying (one in, two out) everytime I see something that my heart longs to go an look at.....That way you can leave your W&G electric, and have both at the same time.
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