I just love this early advertisement for Wheeler & Wilson treadle sewing machine Model 8 manufactured in the early 1870’s.
Imagine the excitement when it was ordered for a household and the time it would save women of the time!
Most were bought on credit, or through partial trade, taking several years to repay. However, the joy when the machine arrived was infectious!
Horseless Carriage Museum has an earlier Model 1 Wheeler & Wilson circa 1866 on display. It features the revolutionary rotary hook mechanism, glass foot and curved needle and sews left to right , instead of front to back.
Want to learn more about this fascinating company that changed the sewing industry’s landscape? Visit Alex Askaroff’s informative website at www.sewalot.com