Willcox & Gibbs sewing machine

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Description Noiseless Automatic Sewing Machine designed by by the Willcox & Gibbs Sewing Machine Company in London, England. The treadle and gears run smoothly on this chain stitch sewing machine. The machine is mounted on a wooden table with an iron base, a foot treadle, and three drawers.
Quantity 2 items
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 32 1/2 inches height
29 inches width (folded)
17 inches depth
Nomenclature Sewing machine (equipment)
Cabinet (case furniture)
Creation Designed by: Willcox & Gibbs Sewing Machine Company
Designed in London, England
Made in (possibly) Rhode Island, United States
Subjects Owned/used by: Frederick Spangenberg family
Designed in London, England
Made in (possibly) Rhode Island, United States
Used in Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Household. Needlework. Sewing. Sewing Machines & Attachments
Dates Creation: 1871
Holding Type 3D Objects
Identifiers 71.32.39

User Comments

  • carol monroe on November 22, 2014 11:19:38 AM

    I have this exact sewing machine in good condition. How do I find information to determine its value.?

  • Photo and Art Database Admin on November 24, 2014 10:25:22 AM

    An appraiser can help you determine its value. Appraisers of antiques, vintage and collectible items generally have specialties or areas of expertise specific to one or more types of object, for example fine art, or furniture, or silver and jewelry. When requesting an appraisal it is recommended that you tell the appraiser why you are having material valued, (i.e., for insurance, for probate, or to set a sale price) since the value assigned will vary according to the purpose. As a non-profit institution, the Minnesota Historical Society is prohibited from providing appraisals. The following list includes member associations that can often refer you to specialists by region. Minnesota Antiques Dealers Association Accredited Appraiser list: http://www.mnantiquesdealers.com/services/accredited-appraisers/ American Society of Appraisers: www.appraisers.org 800.272.8258 Appraisers Association of America: http://www.appraisersassoc.org 212.889.5404 International Society of

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