Antique WILLCOX & GIBBS Millinery Sewing Machine Model 200 Straw Braid Hats
A hard to find antique millinery sewing machine, by WILLCOX AND GIBBS. This is a straw braid millinery sewing machine. These sewing machines were (and still are) used by milliners and hat makers to make hats of straw and chip braids. Seems to be in good working order, all parts move smoothly and the wheel turns easily with the needle (present) moving up and down, etc. Tension lever to adjust your thread tension. There is a special plate with steel spiked “teeth” to grip the braid and move the straw along as you sew. The steel plate under the needle specifically made small, to allow for room for the hat to grow in size as you sew the braids and for sewing round objects. Also can be sued to sew other items, of course. This is the head, no motor. It has a long metal clamp attached to the bottom as shown. Bronze circle seal in front with the Willcox and Gibbs logo and markings. Clean, solid, no cracks. A rare find and wonderful for the milliner or hat maker. Thank you for looking. I have priced this well below current market value, but will entertain reasonable offers. PLEASE SEE OUR AUCTIONS FOR MORE ANTIQUE and VINTAGE HATS, Clothing, AND MORE…. PLEASE SEE THE PHOTOS as they serve as part of the condition description. PLEASE SEE THE PHOTOS. Colors may appear different or paler in real life, so please ask if you need to match a color. The item “Antique WILLCOX & GIBBS Millinery Sewing Machine Model 200 Straw Braid Hats” is in sale since Sunday, January 13, 2019. This item is in the category “Antiques\Sewing (Pre-1930)\Sewing Machines”. The seller is “isadorafedora” and is located in Long Beach, California. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Maker: Willcox and Gibbs
- Original/Reproduction: Antique Original
Tags: antique, braid, gibbs, hats, machine, millinery, model, sewing, straw, willcox
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