Leather Work, Tailoring and Heavy Manufacturing

From 1875    to ... by 1894 (?)

1875 April The Jasper Weekly Courier
1875 April The Jasper Weekly Courier

Now for the first time introduced to the public, ranks in excellence with their famous No.6 machine, but has some modifications adapting it to special classes of work. The Tailor will find it as well suited to his work as is No.6 to leather work. It might properly be termed the Tailor's Machine.


Nos. 6 and 7 (A-B-C)

1876 W&W Nos. 6 & 7 - (Gracesguide)
1876 W&W Nos. 6 & 7 - (Gracesguide)



Our numbers No. 7 and No. 8 are the latest improvements and the machines which received special commendation from the Judges at the Centennial Exhibition.

Philadelphia 1876


The arm of Wheeler & Wilson No.7 machine is longer to accommodate heavier work, for which all the parts are specially adapted. The arm of this machine is to the right and its pulley is turned towards the operator, from the top. The rotary hook being precisely the same as in the No. 6 size, but lying in the opposite direction, there is necessarily a slight difference in the feeding mechanism, due to the feed cam being turned with the hook towards the operator, while the feed is constructed to act in opposite direction. This machine is also fitted with the new variable motion link.

By 1894, the W&W Nos. 5, 7, 8 and 10 were no longer made, so customers would have been offered the No.1 (curved needle) and the New No. 4 for shirt manufacture; No.6; No.11 to special order with the Number 10 buttonhole version. All basic work could be covered by the No.9 and versions of the No.12.

by John Langdon (ISMACS)