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Posted 6 years ago


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I found this at a garage sale and have not been able to find anything about it other than it was manufactured by the Flint Tool & Manufacturing co. in Holly Michigan. I s anyone familiar with this machine or the company. So far I can't find anything.

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  1. Nancy Salisbury, 6 years ago
    That is one very unusual sewing machine . I have never seen one like it before . Sorry but I do not know a thing about that type of machine . What type of bobbin does it take ? Is it round or long ? Or does it even take a bobbin ? Very interesting to say the least .
  2. Sorter30, 6 years ago
    Thanks Nancy for responding. I added a couple of pictures of where the bobbin would go and I don't think there is a bobbin. I don't know much about sewing machines and bought this because it was so unusual so I'm not sure it that piece showing is a bobbin or not. I don't think so. There is an uncovered hole at the bottom for access. Thanks again.
  3. Nancy Salisbury, 6 years ago
    It does not appear to have a bobbin or hook assembly . I do not know for sure but it could be what is called a chain stich machine . That means that if you pull the right thread that it will unravel easily . Does it sew ?
  4. Sorter30, 6 years ago
    Yes, it does sew. I tested it before I bought it, but now it doesn't seem to be getting power. The cord was redone at one time and I think it probably needs to be replaced again.

    I actually found a brocure for it on line. It was made by the Erie Products in Detroit, Mi. They were in business from 1930 to 1959. I just typed in Erie Products Co. and found a Smithsonian site for old sewing machine brochures.

    So far I haven't been able to find anything else on the Co., or this machine. Thank you so much for your input. I'll keep looking. It's very interesting.

  5. DetroitD, 6 years ago
    Just purchased a Sewmatic myself at an auction. I live here in Michigan. The auctioneer said that it was a very rare sew machine. Do not know much, but will inquire in the neighborhood. :)))

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