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April 8, 2013

Willcox & Gibbs sewing machine

Filed under: Item of the Day — Lizzie Ehrenhalt @ 9:30 am

Willcox & Gibbs sewing machine

Noiseless automatic sewing machine designed by by the Willcox & Gibbs Sewing Machine Company in London, England in 1871. The chain-stitch machine is mounted on a wooden table with an iron base, a foot treadle, and three drawers. Used by Frederick Spangenberg and family in St. Paul, Minnesota.

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