Yes it happened again. I now own another vintage sewing machine. As mentioned in this post dated September 8, I really didn't think I needed another machine.
However thanks to social media (face book messenger) I got word from my friend Sue, that the local Goodwill had this old machine.
I really knew nothing about a Willcox & Gibbs machine. I emailed my sewing machine friend/expert Phil. He told me they were a late 1800 machine and if I didn't want it he would take it.
At 8:55 this morning, the blacksmith and I were sitting in our truck on the parking lot of the Goodwill store waiting for their 9 AM opening.
Here it is, still in it's original floor model cabinet. According to the dating information we found on line, this one was made about 1912. These are chain stitch machines. After oiling and very carefully/cautiously plugging it in, it was running. It is very quiet just as the book claims. It will get new electrical cords.
Alex Askaroff has a great article about these machines.
The sewing plate is so cool too.
14 machines and holding.
Bye for now. I'm climbing back onto the wagon!