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    Posted 7 years ago

    Kydur
    (103 items)

    This is the best of the sewing machine cabinets I've acquired. Except for the typical veneer peeling on the top surfaces the rest of the woodwork is in great condition. The pressed wood side panels and door fronts are nearly pristine and the front top drawer is exceptional. The treadle and stand is also in good shape.

    The machine itself is in fair condition, although it might clean up okay. I will mix-and-match one of my other machines with this cabinet to make a "best of" unit.

    I bought this through a private sale for $65 and I think the condition of the cabinet made it worthwhile. The Singer sewing machine online serial number database dates this machine to 1914.

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    1. jscott0363 jscott0363, 7 years ago
      This is amazing!! My 82 year old mother has my Grandmother's Singer sewing machine that is in a nearly identical cabinet. Oh, and it still works well!! You got a real bargain there!!
    2. Bernadette Bernadette, 7 years ago
      This one is a Model 115 with Tiffany decals (sometimes called Gingerbread). If you post the serial number I may be able to give you the full batch date and factory info (as long as it's not a Canadian one) :)
    3. Kydur Kydur, 7 years ago
      The serial number is G3498241. Thanks for your help!
    4. Bernadette Bernadette, 7 years ago
      It's from the batch G- 3497676 - 3502675, model 115, a batch of 5000 identical machines commissioned March 18 1914, at the Elizabethport factory in New Jersey.
    5. Kydur Kydur, 7 years ago
      Hooray I dated this one correctly! One out of 5,00o ain't too bad!
    6. Bernadette Bernadette, 7 years ago
      for Singer, the 115 is one of the less common 'typical' machines, with a production run of 1912-1924 for USA and some additional in Canada for which there are no specific records, but all up under 500,000 made.
    7. Kydur Kydur, 7 years ago
      JScott: My 75 year old mother has my Grandmother's sewing machine as well! It is a very plain cabinet compared to this one, but was the first treadle machine I ever saw and I was instantly fascinated by it; but as young kids we were never allowed to touch it as the biggest fear is we would get our hands or feet caught in the treadle and flywheel. Later as a teenager, when I was allowed to play with it, I learned the dangers of that firsthand although I survived relatively unscathed!
    8. jscott0363 jscott0363, 7 years ago
      Ouch!! I vividly remember going to my Grandmother's and seeing her Singer sewing machine sitting in the living room. And, like you, we were never allowed to touch it. But, then again, she always kept it's cover on t, so no real danger there. My grandmother sewed nearly everything my mother and her sister, as well as my mother's 8 brother wore back then. So, it was well used!!
    9. myoldkyhome myoldkyhome, 7 years ago
      I have almost the identical machine and cabinet that I bought at an estate sale this summer. My middle drawer is slightly different. My husband and I restored it. I will post it later. These are great machines and cabinets.
    10. Cherylw57 Cherylw57, 3 years ago
      I have this same cabinet, my serial # G5581244 is 1910. On the metal framing on the bottom do you have an emblem with Singer Manufacturing Company on it?

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