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    Posted 7 years ago

    boband
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    I recently acquired an antique, and I had no idea what it was! so upon further investigating I found it was a very early Carpet Sewing Machine. It has only a few numbers stamped on it and a patent date, but no name.
    "19" stamped into two of the five "spokes'
    "19" stamped on the inside of the larger gear.
    "16?99?" obviously a misprint, on the inside of the second, smaller gear.
    "39" stamped above " PAT'D,MAY 4.97."
    It turns and everything works very fluidly!! which I cannot believe considering it's 117 years old!!
    I did a Google search and found this,

    http://www.google.com/patents/US582118

    Here's a link to the photos,

    http://s1153.photobucket.com/user/boband387736/library/Vintage%20Carpet%20Sewing%20Machine

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    Comments

    1. IMASapp IMASapp, 7 years ago
      Really nice! I wonder if the Ford Museum has one of these.
    2. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 7 years ago
      Neat! May still have some on the shelves where I live.

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