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I am looking for information about how this machine operates, like some pictures or someone that owns a working sewing machine like this one. If anyone would have a cabinet for this unit to mount in, I would enjoy visiting with them.

Is this older than a Wheeler - Wilson sewing machine?

Thanks, Ernie

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  1. GENA SHIPTON, 3 years ago
    i have seen this on the smithsonian site.
  2. Ernie, 3 years ago
    Thanks for your information. I have since found this is WG Wilson sewing machine. I am still looking for an owner to help me with some parts quesitons.
  3. SewJane SewJane, 1 year ago
    I happened on to a machine very similar to the one pictured above. Directions and Instructions for use manual was in the cabinet, it is in pretty rough shape. I have been trying to research this machine as well. This pic is the first I've come across where the mechanics are to the rear of the machine. The one I have is a Wilson (W.G.) Shuttle Sewing Machine No. 5. I can send pics of the mechanics of the machine if it would still e helful.
  4. Bernadette Bernadette, 1 year ago
    As you have discovered this machine is a W G Wilson, not related to Wheeler and Wilson. The Smithsonian has a couple of manuals although not the exact same model
  5. Bernadette Bernadette, 1 year ago
  6. SewJane SewJane, 1 year ago
    The machine pictured at
    looks the same.
    The one I purchased also has a wooden cover that locks into the cabinet.

    The manuals at
    are totally different.

    The directions and instructions with the machine I have are in better condition than I thought. The instructions on how to use the machine are completely in tact, including how to use the shuttle and attachments. I have made copies so I do not damage the original.
    I am very impressed that the machine is in such great condition, no missing parts! It even has the attatchments that were included with the machine when it was purchased.

    I misspoke to say a no.5 machine, it uses a no.5 shuttle.
    I can not find a date of manufacture anywhere on the machine. Although there are several patent numbers and dates on it.

    Hopefully I will be able to get it working.

    Thank you.

  7. Beckyswilson Beckyswilson, 1 year ago
    would it be possible to get a copy of the instruction book? I just received this machine and it appears to be intact including needle and shuttle. I will post pictures soon but would appreciate knowing how this machine works. The only issue I have seen is that the treadle cable may need to be replaced as one of the attaching hooks isw missing
  8. SewJane SewJane, 1 year ago
    Yes, I could send you a copy of the manual.
  9. Beckyswilson Beckyswilson, 1 year ago
    could you email me at I will reply back with my address or would even been thankful for a pdf electronic file. I have been cleaning the needle plate and the date appears to be 1871.
  10. SewJane SewJane, 1 year ago
    My needle plate has 11 patent numbers, dates beginning June 22, 1852 - July 14, 1870, Last date is Jan 1, 1871 can't make out what is printed in front of the last date. Also has a 6 digit number at top of plate.
  11. Beckyswilson Beckyswilson, 1 year ago
    My machine has the same needle plate with the same dates. My serial number is 176372. I am still trying to clean and polish the plates so that this information is clearer

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