Rare Antique Wilcox & Gibbs Sewing Machine A554495 Chain Stitch Vintage Singer For Sale
Offered for your consideration is this Antique Wilcox & Gibbs Sewing Machine serial number A554495 Chain Stitch Made In U.S.A. Sometime around 1877 - 1880 mostWilcox & Gibbs sewing machines were prefixed with the letter "A" dating this particular machine to that time.The Wilcox & Gibbs Chain Stitch Machines are one of the most collected sewing machines of all time. Their sewing machines represent the finest piece of Victorian engineering in sewing in the world. Their beautiful lines and superb stitching make them a collectors dream. Sewing machine eye candy at its best. This is a beautiful machine to display as it is just unique. Overall this machine is in excellent condition for being over a century old. It still retains most of its original black finish and the gold stenciling is mostly intact withsubtle loss and fading. This machine is very clean with minor areas of paint loss and chipping. The hand wheel turns very easily and it is equipped with its needle. This machine features a neat adjustable numbered gauge that you can change the number of stitches per inch. The motor is a "Westinghouse Sewing Machine Motor". The motor runs great. The belt connecting the motor to the machine seems to be loose and needs tightened somehow. Sorry no foot pedal, This is one machine that will display just beautifully. A very nice addition to any READ THIS DISCLAIMER PRIOR TO offerDING (IF YOU ARE AN HONEST BUYER PLEASE DO NOT FEEL OFFENDED BY THE FOLLOWING DISCLAIMER.... IF YOU ARE A SCAMMER, CON ARTIST, OR JUST PLAIN MEAN THEN I HOPE YOU ARE OFFENDED....)DISCLAIMER : If you are a scammer of any kind, please move along. If you have ever left a negative response or returned an item fraudulently, please move on. If you have any intention on returning an item before you purchase it or if you plan on trying to get a partial refund before you even offer on an item, please move along. I know this sounds crazy but there are a lot of scammers on . 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You will be exposed as the lying cheat you are and your claim will be denied. Like I said above if you have ever left a negative response, I am probably not the seller for you, as everything I sell is "as is" "where is". If you do want a refund you will have to pay the return shipping and the refund will not include your initial shipping, only your purchase price. Most buyers do not realize that the initial shipping you have already paid. is gone. The post office has it and if you think I am going to return your initial shipping and pay return shipping you must be crazy. I have listed this item to the best of my ability and to the best of my knowledge this item is listed as accurately as possible. If you have any questions about this item, please contact me with ample time prior to the sale close so I may reply to them. You must understand that most all items I sell are Antique, Vintage, or used. Just as you and I show our age these items will also show there age. 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