1894 Willcox & Gibbs
by Admin on July 6th, 2014

I love this sewing machine. I bought this on Ebay. No bobbin thread to worry about, as it uses just 1 thread. Simplicity at it's best. Makes a simple chain stitch. I put a motor on it since finding a base is difficult and expensive. This machines sews beautifully. I hope to have a grandaughter someday to pass this gem onto.
1894 Willcox & Gibbs Sewing Machine


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13 Comments

Chuck - March 15th, 2018 at 6:31 AM
I have this machine I need brushes and screw cap cover
Connie - July 2nd, 2018 at 8:01 AM
Hi Chuck, I apologize for not seeing this post sooner. I'm going to email you.
Faith - July 2nd, 2018 at 7:16 AM
I need to replace the motor on mine any suggestion as to where to find one is appreciated
Connie - July 2nd, 2018 at 8:00 AM
Hi Faith,

you can get a motor and foot controller here (this is what I put on my willcox):
https://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&toolid=11800&pub=5575332307&campid=5338184078&mpre=https://www.ebay.com/itm/9-Amps-HOME-SEWING-MACHINE-MOTOR-PEDAL-SINGER-HA1-15-66-99K-/162571173063?_trksid=p2349526.m4383.l4275.c10#viTabs_0


Connie
Trudy Spears - July 19th, 2018 at 9:19 PM
Was it easy to switch the motors? I have a Willcox & Gibbs machine I need a foot pedal as mine didn't come with one. I don't know how old the motor is some of the wiring is cracked so I will want to replace it.
Connie - July 20th, 2018 at 5:49 AM
Hi Trudy, Adding a motor is easy. It's just a matter of securing it to the base, and then the motor to that. See this link for both a motor and foot controller: https://www.ebay.com/itm/9-Amps-HOME-SEWING-MACHINE-MOTOR-PEDAL-SINGER-HA1-15-66-99K-/162571173063?_trksid=p2349526.m4383.l4275.c10#viTabs_0 and here is al ink for just the foot controller: https://www.ebay.com/itm/FOOT-CONTROL-PEDAL-704NS-Black-Metal-Universal-Multi-brand-2-Wire-Sewing-Machine/282167579417?epid=1401649454&hash=item41b27f9319:g:2wEAAOSwy6VZu5RX&_sacat=0&_nkw=replacement universal sewing machine foot controller&_from=R40&rt=nc&LH_TitleDesc=0
Connie - July 20th, 2018 at 5:49 AM
Hi Trudy, Adding a motor is easy. It's just a matter of securing it to the base, and then the motor to that. See this link for both a motor and foot controller: https://www.ebay.com/itm/9-Amps-HOME-SEWING-MACHINE-MOTOR-PEDAL-SINGER-HA1-15-66-99K-/162571173063?_trksid=p2349526.m4383.l4275.c10#viTabs_0 and here is al ink for just the foot controller: https://www.ebay.com/itm/FOOT-CONTROL-PEDAL-704NS-Black-Metal-Universal-Multi-brand-2-Wire-Sewing-Machine/282167579417?epid=1401649454&hash=item41b27f9319:g:2wEAAOSwy6VZu5RX&_sacat=0&_nkw=replacement universal sewing machine foot controller&_from=R40&rt=nc&LH_TitleDesc=0
shuna - July 25th, 2018 at 11:58 PM
Hi ! I just bought the sewing machine pictured above but it is missing the spool. Would you have one of these to sell!
Thanks
Shuna
Connie - July 26th, 2018 at 4:54 AM
I found a new spool for your willcox machine: https://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&toolid=11800&pub=5575332307&campid=5338184078&mpre=https://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Spool-Pin-for-Willcox-Gibbs-Chain-Stitch-Sewing-Machine/323359607176?hash=item4b49bc0988%3Ag%3Anf4AAOSw1ZBUxdbN&_sacat=0&_nkw=willcox+and+gibbs+spool+pin&_from=R40&rt=nc&_trksid=m570.l1313&LH_TitleDesc=0
Connie - July 26th, 2018 at 4:54 AM
I found a new spool for your willcox machine: https://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&toolid=11800&pub=5575332307&campid=5338184078&mpre=https://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Spool-Pin-for-Willcox-Gibbs-Chain-Stitch-Sewing-Machine/323359607176?hash=item4b49bc0988%3Ag%3Anf4AAOSw1ZBUxdbN&_sacat=0&_nkw=willcox+and+gibbs+spool+pin&_from=R40&rt=nc&_trksid=m570.l1313&LH_TitleDesc=0
Steve - September 8th, 2018 at 8:56 AM
sweet looking machine...always wondered if they worked well...this one looks to be in awesome shape too..
Connie - September 8th, 2018 at 9:11 AM
This machine sews amazingly
Connie - September 8th, 2018 at 9:11 AM
This machine sews amazingly
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