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I have a short Youtube clip on the machine as well. There were good years and bad with sewing machine production so numbers can vary greatly from year to year.
This is the pre model without automatic tensioner and no letter A prefix before the serial number. To work out a n approximate date of for the A series only for machines with the letter A, Automatic, before the number try this formula.
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This is by no means perfect but does work in many cases. You must pick the date which is between the two methods below. Take the number from the sewing machine aboveignore the A,minus from it.
Ignore everything but the first two digits Add this to Divide your serial number in our instance A by 8, Ignore the numbers after the decimal point and then add the first two numbers to The date for the our machine becomes Take the middle date from the two methods, and Approximate year of manufacture for the above machine becomes around Just a few years from correct.
By using method B we can date this machine toallowing for a period of time between manufacture and sale method B shows a perfect outcome. No1 New release Amazon Fancy a funny free story: Dating willcox and gibbs sewing machines my latest books are now available on Amazon in all formats.
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The Willcox and Gibbs Sewing Machine Co. (New York) was formed in by James Willcox and his son Charles, of Philadelphia and James E.A.