So in November a BIG shipping crate was delivered!
|This is my dad, unscrewing all the screws. There was a BUNCH!|
|It's a Wheeler Wilson|
|Here is the badge on the bed of the machine|
|It's a coffin lid for the machine. It does not go down into the cabinet.|
And here she is! isn't she beautiful? I was told I need to name her, so in honor of my Aunt, she is Joanie!
OK, here are the stats: the last patent date is March 25, 1890. I was told she was probably made in 1894/1895. Thanks to Karol and Ralph from the Treadlon list, they put a new belt on and found a sewing needle clamp to attach. Then Gary (also on the treadlon list) fix the foot pedal - there was a crack. and found several needles for me. So this morning we tried it and it worked smoothly, quietly, and had beautiful stitches!!!
I want to make a little table topper on it. but I have to raise it just a bit. the carpet interferes in the treadling! Gary said maybe some coasters?
she is so beautiful! I look forward to some peaceful stitching. Thank you from the bottom of my heart Aunt Joan! you made a dream come true!!!