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Thread: Found my Willcox & Gibbs!!!!

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    Senior Member heyjami's Avatar
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    Just picked up a beautiful Automatic Noiseless Willcox & Gibbs in #6 Drop Case treadle cabinet (also in beautiful condition!).

    I'm so thrilled! I can't wait until I have a few moments to get to know it and sew something on it! After I oil it properly - the previous owner use WD40 to un-stick it.

    Now what is this thing I noticed that you all name your pretty vintage ladies?

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    Oh my gosh! gorgeous! Never have seen one like it. Will await more pictures.

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    Super cool!

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    It came with a manual and a bunch of attachments in the boxes. And the couple that we bought it from gave me a copy of a cinnamon bread twist too! Such a really nice couple too - fun to chat with.

    She's listed as 1872 on her plate.

    I can see that I'll need to polish up her chrome too. I'm just tickled that her decals are in such great condition.

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    That is a beautiful machine.

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    very nice, lucky girl!

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    What a find!!! How about naming her Willie G?

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    What a GORGEOUS GORGEOUS machine!!!!!!!!!!!!
    She needs a beautiful name!!
    Have fun :D:D:D

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    Grace!

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    Quote Originally Posted by heyjami
    It came with a manual and a bunch of attachments in the boxes. And the couple that we bought it from gave me a copy of a cinnamon bread twist too! Such a really nice couple too - fun to chat with.

    She's listed as 1872 on her plate.

    I can see that I'll need to polish up her chrome too. I'm just tickled that her decals are in such great condition.
    OMG :!: What I would do for one of those :?

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    Beautiful machine. That one is on my wish list too.

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    Wow, that is a beauty! Lucky, lucky you!! :D

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    I like that name... Grace. Since she is so ornate and complicated. I considered Marilyn - or perhaps Norma Jean?

    I have an adorable Model 24 too. She seems more like a Grace.

    And my New Home - Gloria (after my mom who was upset that I didn't name my daughter after her).

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    Willie G seems too masculine for this beauty. But good thought - keep it in the manufacturer's name family. :-)

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    What a beauty!

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    She's beautiful!

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    Wonderful!!! How exciting that it is in such good condition.

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    What a beautiful machine!! I think her name should reflect her age... Have fun!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by heyjami
    I like that name... Grace. Since she is so ornate and complicated. I considered Marilyn - or perhaps Norma Jean?

    I have an adorable Model 24 too. She seems more like a Grace.

    And my New Home - Gloria (after my mom who was upset that I didn't name my daughter after her).
    I read that these machine were mostly used by Milliners..perhaps MILLIE would be good! OR Hattie!

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    What a beauty. How did you find her? Did you know the previous owners? You are indeed lucky. Enjoy your new machine.
    Sue

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    how cool is that :thumbup: you are so lucky!

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    I apologize for sounding dumb, but what will you be able to sew with it? What is the main use for that type of machine?

    I LOVE antiques and it really does look like a gorgeous item, even just to display.

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    YES more pics!!! post some of the cabinet too! this is awesome. I will be on the look out now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaciqltznok
    Quote Originally Posted by heyjami
    I like that name... Grace. Since she is so ornate and complicated. I considered Marilyn - or perhaps Norma Jean?

    I have an adorable Model 24 too. She seems more like a Grace.

    And my New Home - Gloria (after my mom who was upset that I didn't name my daughter after her).
    I read that these machine were mostly used by Milliners..perhaps MILLIE would be good! OR Hattie!
    I love Millie! very cute, LOL

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    Name her Wilma Grace

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