Willcox & Gibbs vintage

Old 02-23-2020, 08:25 AM
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I have an older W&G which I am going to use occasionally. I was trying to date it, but the serial number (?) I think I think I found on it doesn't help me. It has a number A590832. Am I looking in the wrong place for the serial number?
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Old 02-23-2020, 11:01 AM
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This is what I came up with. Not sure on the number. From what I read here serial numbers were not a priority of W&G. What I also look for is a number on the bottom side of the machine since the number on the top does not seem to show any relevance. http://ismacs.net/willcoxandgibbs/im...ing-guide.html. This will at least give you a bit of info on the machine. Sorry I couldn't be of more help.
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Old 05-20-2020, 02:42 PM
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Just came across this thread since I have a thing for W&G machines. I've kept notes when Graham Forsdyke gives out dates for W&G chain stitchers on the ISMACS and groups.io W&G list. Judging from serial numbers on either side of yours, your machine is from 1914.
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Originally Posted by pgf View Post
Just came across this thread since I have a thing for W&G machines. I've kept notes when Graham Forsdyke gives out dates for W&G chain stitchers on the ISMACS and groups.io W&G list. Judging from serial numbers on either side of yours, your machine is from 1914.
I just got my W&G fairly recently. I have some stuff that I have saved over the years. One is from http://www.sew2go.com/wgdate.htm which appears to be close to what you indicate.

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My W and G chain stitcher.
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