The first Wheeler and Wilson sewing machine, 1866.

1866 in Bridgeport

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Wheeler and Wilson lock stitch sewing machine, type No.1. The first machine with rotary hook and four motion feed patented by Allen B. Wilson 1851 and 1854, and made in 1866.

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Textiles Machinery
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cast iron, nickel and steel
lock stitch sewing machine, domestic sewing machines and stitching
Miss. M.M. Haslam.

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