International Sewing Machine Collectors' Society
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- ISMACS News Magazine
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- Wheeler & Wilson Special
- The Wheeler & Wilson Special published in ISMACS News Issue 106, March 2012.
- Our Scheme to Hem Him In
- Wheeler & Wilson's Support for the British War in Africa
- Notes on identifying Wheeler & Wilson ‘curved needle’ machines
- ... how to tell what you have ...
- A note on the Wheeler & Wilson D9 Clones
- Like all the great designs, the Wheeler & Wilson D9 was widely copied and cloned.
- Wheeler & Wilson's D9
- ... the long and short of it ...
- Wheeler & Wilson's Number 8
- James House's Number 8
- The House Brothers
- James Alford House & Henry Alonzo House and their contributions to the sewing machine
- Wheeler & Wilson Number 1 in a Mirrored Bow-front Cabinet
- ... inherited 1866 Number 1 in a mirrored bowfront cabinet ...
- Mother's Help Manual
- The "Mother's Help" machine was made in Germany by Hengstenburg (later Anker) for export, primarily to the UK. It has a transverse, boat-shaped shuttle - modeled on the Singer 12 - and also takes a 12x1 needle.
- Sewing Machine Needle Cross-Reference Charts
- Kevin Pinkerton and John Langdon have kindly updated the Needle Charts.
- Soeze Manual
- Operating Manual for the Soeze (Thanks to Paul Verney for kindly sharing his manual.)
- Royal Sewing Machine Company Oddity
- This Wheeler & Wilson was really a Royal
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