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Thanks to those that steered me in the right direction to find all of you.  I've recently found a Wheeler and Wilson early machine and am looking for a couple of suggestions about it.  I will try to post a picture.

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The machine is missing the thread guide found on the needle bar and there aren't any screws to hold down the cloth plate.  When I took the cloth plate off I saw that the feed dog look to be bent down.  And, Jon has let me know he carries the curved needles for the machine.  Thanks, Jon.

It does have the bobbin.  I hooked up the belt and everything seems to be moving just fine.  I will try to clean this up a bit and figure out how to deal with the mentioned issues.  Any help on doing this is certainly welcomed.  Thanks.

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Welcome to VSS. I see there aren't any responses to your thread here.

I can't help with this machine. I see you posted a picture of the feed dogs on "the other board" == https://www.quiltingboard.com/attachments/vintage-antique-machine-enthusiasts-f22/611240d1554467368-00000w-w3.jpg

Have you received any feedback regarding that?

Janey

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Thanks for stopping by my thread, Janey.  I did get help on finding the manual and I ordered a couple of curved needles from Jon.  So, I think I'm headed in the right direction.  

I'm a little nervous to try and bend the feed dogs back where they should be so I will take that to a welder and have them straighten it for me.

I have restored a few older machines but this one is sure different.  I mostly work on featherweights and teach classes about those.

Any help I can get will be appreciated.

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Yes, that would intimidate me to try to bend those. I kind of wondered if I wasn't seeing it correctly. I also thought maybe with the curved needle that the feed dogs may be shaped a little differently. I checked the Woodland Quilts manual (page 2)and they sure look straight.

Good luck. Wish I could be more help.

Janey

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I'll try to report how it goes once I get started.  I have 6 featherweights on my bench at the moment and need to get those done for my students.  It's a busy time for me so might not get a lot done on it for awhile.

But, thank you.

Jean
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