An ultra rare antique Victorian sewing machine that is full of History... it includes the Coalbrookdale Willcox & Gibbs hand crank assembly. The crank displays the special markings to say it was cast in Coalbrookdale, where the industrial revolution all started in the 18th century.
The Encyclopedia of Early American Sewing Machines. Prototype, A. B. Wilson sewing machine, Ca. 1852
ANTIQUE WILLCOX & GIBBS TREADLE SEWING MACHINE BASE
Dating from the late 1850s, Hendrick's design well qualifies as the first scissor/shears sewing machine.