It was built about 1910 - possibly earlier or later - I can't seem to find out much about it. Not many class 9 machines seem to have survived which may be a clue to its popularity. Item Details An antique Wheeler and Wilson treadle D-9 sewing machine from the 19th century. Note the direction of the work. A short arm D-9 with accessory compartment made in 1904. This machine is adapted for heavier work than the curved-needle machine of the earlier form, and serves, in a way, as a link to connect the older machines with the new types i. January 11th I am very excited! One major drawback to using a sewing machine of this type is the needles are extremely scarce.
The factory occupied a 2 acre site and by 1863 had a floor area of 5 acres. The wood is in good condition. The cabinet drawers have some fancy curlicues on the front. The thread the needle from right to left, all as seen in the cut, and draw two or three inches of thread through the eye of the needle when the take-up is at its highest point. The change in balance wheel seems to have occurred around serial s 440000-480000. I would love to have a copy of the manual and any history of the machine.
The treadle gives me control that I can get nowhere else. Allen Benjamin Wilson Oct 18, 1823 - April 29, 1888 His early life and family The village of Willete note the old spelling was founded by six main men around 1806-7, one of them being Benjamin Willson Senior, Allen Benjamin Willson's grandfather. There are a number of changes to manufacture over the production period: A. An office was opened in England in 1859 at 13 Finsbury Place, London. Designed for Family use with its high arm it was advertised as 'The Only Perfect Sewing Machine for Family Use'.
I have most of the original attachments too. The Improved Sewing Lathe Patent 9041 of 1852. The best and easiest to navigate is. Balance wheels, mysteriously, came in several different sizes. Allen B Wilson called this machine his Improved Seaming Lathe! Francis Fanny went on to have several children, one of which was Allen B. Vintage singer sewing machines date on singer web site.
It sews from side to side using the feed mechanism as show above and a long curved needle. A friend bought it for me from a so called antique dealer right outside Nashville Tennessee in the early 90's and gave it to me for a birthday present. The top of the range with silver plated fittings and available in a range of 11 different styles of cabinet work in Rosewood, Black Walnut or Mahogany. It worked very simply and very quietly. He later married Phebe and had 14 children.
Looking through a drawer frame, the wooden brake swivels from the rest on the left down onto the edge of the flywheel to help prevent the wheel turning backwards. I then release it slightly to allow the bobbin to turn and tighten again. December 12th Agapantha: Thanks so much for the link--very interesting and helpful website! We often are not many vintage singer sewing i was made? Was this Allen's way of checking that his ideas were original or was he planning ahead? The Length of the Stitch -- is governed by the stitch regulating knob. I have sewed curtains with it and made my lil girls school dresses and stuff with it then. December 13th I have a tredle sewing machine in a cabinet that belonged to my grandmother. In 1852 the first of 200 sewing machines were made even though the patent had not been issued for the stationary bobbin until June 15th.
A couple of boxes of attachments came with the machine--I'm still learning to use some of those! It has 9-2 on the throat plate, which is not a sub-model as the longer bed D-9 machines also have this. I have photos of it in its' current condition but I don't know where to post them. Allen did a deal with its owner, Amos Barnes, which allowed him to use his workshop, to work on an idea that had had to make a sewing engine. To Place the Bobbin -- Draw out the plate-slide, loosen the bobbin-holder and draw it back. It takes a careful eye to figure this out and some knowledge as to how a lock stitch machine works to do this correctly. Not much there as it is not in great shape. Although it has the same comb jointed corners and push button it is not commonly found nor recognised.
We thought it was a really good sign that the treadle moved the fly wheel smoothly, and when you manually spun the balance wheel, the needle moved up and down smoothly too. I will reply back with my address or would even been thankful for a pdf electronic file. Simply, it went round and round and round, in smooth endless circles. Fortunately, only the cabinet was damaged, mostly by water. This model is rare and awkward to use, with the clothplate well above the table top. Heavy goods require more pressure than light. It also had several foot attachments in one of the drawers and we found a Singer manual tucked up in the underside of the cabinet too! Nathaniel Wheeler was happy to get the best men behind Wilson and to form a new business to produce quality sewing machines for the masses.