Vintage Sewing Machine

1928 Willcox & Gibbs Automatic Sewing Machine with original manual

While in Seattle this week visiting my sister, I took some photos of this beautiful Willcox & Gibbs Sewing Machine, a family heirloom purchased new in Boston in 1928 by our great-aunt for $118.00.

The machine is tiny by today's standards - the pencil gives an idea of scale

The manual makes reference to use of a treadle – this model has been updated with an electric motor.

Pages from the original manual name the parts and show quilting set-up

By | 2017-06-03T13:32:12+00:00 May 5th, 2010|design & inspiration|0 Comments

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