Courtesy of Claire Sherwell
- 1 1928 Foot Control
- 2 Chainstitch Mechanism Types
- 3 Patent Drawing for Singer 40K Toy Machine (1963)
- 4 Exercise Machine
- 5 Ad for Free-Westinghouse/New Home Needle Cabinet
- 6 Odd Machine
- 7 Brown & Sharpe Foundry Pictures
- 8 Singer Decal, 10a Variant?
- 9 Trade Press Discovery re. Charles H Willcox
- 10 Bolton and Bennett Patent Drawing
- 11 Singer Sewing Machine and Luggage Carrier (1911)
- 12 Kenmore Sew Easy Model 43 Chainstitch Manual
- 13 Australian Rowing Team
- 14 Card from Albania
- 15 Viceroy from Spain
- 16 System Lambert & Garnier
- 17 Bobbin Winder Springs
- 18 Willcox & Gibbs Stitchplate
- 19 Norwegian Inventor and Wheeler & Wilson
- 20 German Pittler Lathe Stand
- 21 Spotted In Atlanta Airport
- 22 In Search of Wheeler & Wilson
- 23 Shuttle for ID
1928 Foot Control
Chainstitch Mechanism Types
Patent Drawing for Singer 40K Toy Machine (1963)
Forum Discussion Topic
Ad for Free-Westinghouse/New Home Needle Cabinet
Brown & Sharpe Foundry Pictures
Singer Decal, 10a Variant?
Trade Press Discovery re. Charles H Willcox
Forum Discussion Topic
Bolton and Bennett Patent Drawing
Singer Sewing Machine and Luggage Carrier (1911)
Kenmore Sew Easy Model 43 Chainstitch Manual
Courtesy of Karen Hammond
Australian Rowing Team
In case you missed them! ;)
Card from Albania
This card was bought in Albania and said to be French. Does anyone recognise the machine? German? Hungarian?
Viceroy from Spain
Serial #817891, cast underneath G107-4
This is a Spanish machine, made by Sigma. On the pillar it says Made in Spain. It has a distinctive shield on the face plate. Sold in England by the Birmingham sewing machine seller, Universal Sewing Machines Ltd., 27-33 Hurst Street.
System Lambert & Garnier
This is an advert for a Lambert & Garnier system patent that had just been granted. It looks to be the same machine as one owned by Claude
Bobbin Winder Springs
The first example shows an early Singer 99K bobbin winder, also used on the 66. The upright finger should point upwards. Unscrewing the screw to the left of the winder the spring is seated with the end of the spring uppermost, so that it fits into the small hole to the rear of the upright finger as indicated.
A later bobbin winder has a similar set up, but the end of the spring is recessed as shown.
Examples of other bobbin winder types used on 66 machines.
Willcox & Gibbs Stitchplate
Example showing patents in various countries.
Norwegian Inventor and Wheeler & Wilson
This is a picture of the cabinet (with Wheeler & Wilson machine in it?) exhibited by Christophersen in the 1866 'Scandinavian' exposition in Stockholm. It was a combined industrial exhibition from Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and Finland, specialising in iron, steel, wooollens and earthenwares.
German Pittler Lathe Stand
Courtesy of Richard Boughton
For comparison with the Willcox & Gibbs monoped recently sold on eBay. Some small lathes had stands and drives like that, the German Pittler on "trumpet" stand is the same idea but much more robust (actual examples are heavier still). The W&G stand is nowhere near robust and heavy enough for even a tiny lathe (and it looks rather light and wobbly even for a small sewing machine.)
Perhaps the stand was supplied by a French seller?
Spotted In Atlanta Airport
I couldn't escape the beacon of welcome from a certain Texan at the Hartsfield-Jackson Airport... She had her eyes on me! ;)
In Search of Wheeler & Wilson
Pictures taken on a stormy day in the Wheeler & Wilson factory area of Bridgeport, CT.
Shuttle for ID
A shuttle for a Champion of England.