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Thread: talk about an old sewing machine

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    take a look at this
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    That is too cool.

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    they have it on craigs list for 350.00 , i love looking i cant buy but its fun to look
    HUGS Dora

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    Very neat looking machine!

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    It is a Willcox & Gibbs chain stitching machine & the chain stitch is just BEAUTIFUL. I have a treadle in my collection. They use a needle that is unique & hard to get, but you can find them on eBay.

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    How old is that?

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    Thats a beautiful little machine! I saw something similar in Country Woman this month in the antique appraisal section. It shows a pic similar to this one, but yours is showing that it was modified to have a power cord. The one in the mag has a hand crank and was originally sold as "A Singer for Girls" for $3.00. Ads stressed that it wasn't a toy, but a teaching device. the ladies loved it though for its portability and ability to do the family mending. The model was sold from 1910 to 1950's...They valued the hand crank one shown in the mag for about $165.00 Its a cool machine though!

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    What a beauty queen!!!

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    She sure is pretty :D:D:D

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    Very nice machine. It's a keeper.

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    I've never seen one like that....it's so cool.

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    I saw one similar at a second had shop the other day and now I'm kicking self in butt, only $30.

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    Very interesting! I've never seen one, either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leatheflea
    I saw one similar at a second had shop the other day and now I'm kicking self in butt, only $30.
    GO BACK, GO BACK!!!! Maybe it's still there.

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    Cute little machine! Thanks for sharing!

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    I have just the spot to put that on a shelf :mrgreen:

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    Never saw one like this before. Thanks for sharing.

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    i have never seen one like it before either , i love looking like i said cant buy but love to look,
    HHUGS Dora

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    That is so cool.

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    Can someone give me a source for the needles for the Wilcox Gibbs sewing machine pictured? I have one with a needle with an eye so tiny I cannot get a thread through it. Does anyone have any help on that? A needle threader won't go through it either. I would love any information on this machine that anyone can give me. Mine is not a treadle but has a foot control the shape of a shoe bottom on it.

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    What a cute machine; love the motif. That is a keeper!

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    did you go back and buy it???

    Quote Originally Posted by leatheflea
    I saw one similar at a second had shop the other day and now I'm kicking self in butt, only $30.

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    We have one but it is a treadle or electric. The needle hole is very small but kept trying and finally got it. Sewed a pretty chain stitch.
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    I'm going to try and post pics of my baby. Her name is Shasta and she was given to me by an elderly lady who had given away the head of an identical machine. She had promised that I could buy the head from her and she forgot, so she gave me this one. I tried to pay her but nothing doing. Fantastic!!!
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    Oh so cute. :):):)

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