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Admin06.08.2021

Willcox & Gibbs Automatic Sewing Machine Manual Reproduction

I just love these vintage beauties and love to research their history.
Admin12.07.2021

Willcox & Gibbs Sewing Machine

Here is the chain stitch, front and back.
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Admin01.09.2021

DATING WILLCOX & GIBBS

ISMACS is an organization totally independent of all sewing-machine manufacturers, past or present and is not affiliated with any of the companies mentioned in these pages.
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Admin04.07.2021

en.sigmacasa.com date

It's important to match the stitch length to the weight of the thread and needle for the most even results.
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Admin24.08.2021

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All the machine heads were built and shipped over from the United States, but some handwheels and wheel mountings were cast at the Coalbrookdale Company in Shropshire.
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Admin02.07.2021

Tempted Threads: Willcox & Gibbs Attachment Box

November 23rd 2015 - look, more stuff! If this is your first visit to the Missouri Star Quilt Co's "Quilter's Forum", be sure to check out the by clicking the link above.
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Admin22.06.2021

Willcox & Gibbs Sewing Machine

Later machines had a most ingenious and easy-to-use Automatic Tension, and the serial numbers on these are usually prefaced with the letter "A" The machine above is my own Automatic, and still works beautifully, as you will see below For a good article and links on the history of these machines, try for more information And Google.
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Admin26.07.2021

Willcox & Gibbs Chain Stitch Sewing Machine

As for sizes I'm not terriably familiar with those yet.
Admin22.08.2021

Willcox and Gibbs

Between 1878 and 1884, the company marketed the "Straw" machine, the "Bag" machine, and the "Handstitch" machines, all for industrial use.
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Admin18.08.2021

Willcox & Gibbs Automatic Sewing Machine Manual Reproduction

One of the features of this machine is an automatic tension, believe it or not, so this is how the stitch looked right out of the gate.
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Admin11.08.2021

Tempted Threads: Willcox & Gibbs Attachment Box

Note that I have unravelled a few stitches to show what can happen Then slip the free end through the loop and pull tight.
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