VICTORIAN WEIR PEDESTAL TREADLE SEWING MACHINE
A very rare "James Weir" pedestal treadle sewing machine... Very early, circa 1869!! Beautiful machine to look at, a truly stunning piece of Victorian sewing history. Complete original package... top cover, side draw and attachments. The top cover fits nicely into the two holes and clips on the wooden plaque. Measures 29 inches from ground to base of the machine. Wooden plaque states "Registered 29 Nov 1869" Needle plate is stamped with Weir's first retailing premises "2 Carlisle Street, Soho, London" & states "Jas G. Weir" Nice looking machine all round, wooden plaque is showing some age but still solid. Lock for the lid has been taken off and placed in the draw. Lid looks very well and draw opens with a catch. Needle plate is showing wear. Not stitched with the machine but all workings are running beautifully.