Wilson had patented the rotary hook in the previous year and also patented the four motion feed in Having produced about machines the Company moved to Bridgeport in and became known as the Wheeler and Wilson Manufacturing Company. By a total of only 20, machines had been produced but then production expanded rapidly and in the Company sold 19,, 30, in and in some 50, were manufactured, production continued to increase and in yearly production reached , machines of various types. Production in fell to , machines. The factory occupied a 2 acre site and by had a floor area of 5 acres. An office was opened in England in at 13 Finsbury Place, London.
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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. If you have a machine with a later serial number or different patent dates quoted, please post in the Forum. With the help of Chrys Gunther's trade cards, the date of the spool pin was narrowed down to before The card below shows a machine with a centrally placed spool pin on the shoulder of the machine, rather than the 'U' shaped spool holder of later machines. The trade card has a copyright date of Note the position of the spool pin on the arm. Last patent date on the slide plate of March 25,
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Early production form of A. Wilson's patent machine Fig. Wilson's original form of the early-to-mid s Figures 1 and 2 soon evolved into a standard treadle machine which remained in production until the end of the firm's existence. In fact, Singer kept it in production until the s, as some manufacturers still thought it ideal for light fabrics. They were sold both as domestic machines and for manufacturing where they were popular for shirt making and similar lightweight tasks.