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Wheeler &Wilson's
sewing Machines

have won the highest premiums at the fair of the U. S. Agricultural Society, and at the State Fairs of--

and at the Fairs of the--

The Virginia Mechanics' Institute, Richmond, 1860

Gave them a Silver Medal — the highest premium. Read this extract, from the report of the Examining Committee. (The committee were all thorough machinists, and made a careful examination of the machines submitted to their inspection:)

"No. 1. The Wheeler &Wilson Machine makes what is popularly called the lock stitch, and in view of the economy of thread required for said stitch, its elasticity, strength, and beauty of appearance, the committee prefer it for the practical purposes of sewing.

"We find in this Machine, simplicity — all parts being particularly adapted to each other, and to the office which they perform, resulting in a freedom from derangement and need for repairs, with an ease of adjustment not attained in the more complicated contrivances. In our examination we find in Wheeler &Wilson's Machines these advantages over all others. 1st. Its bearing surfaces and parts having a reciprocating motion, are very light, and the more rapid motions are rotary, and continuous, thus economizing both time and power. 2d. One tension, which is arranged with peculiar simplicity, and perfection, controls both threads. 3d. The simple manner of controlling the loop of the needle thread, dispenses with the use of take ups,' so objectionable in other Machines.

"The range of work to which it is adapted, from the finest Swiss to the heavy negro clothing make it particularly desirable for general and family purposes."

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