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This Willcox & Gibbs advertisement dates from the 1860s. At that time, a pair of glass discs were used to apply thread tension. The well known automatic version appeared some years later.

This Willcox & Gibbs advertisement dates from the 1860s. At that time, a pair of glass discs were used to apply thread tension. The well known automatic version appeared some years later.

Wilcox and Gibbs treadle foot pedal. So charming I think.

Wilcox and Gibbs treadle foot pedal. So charming I think.