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Posted 5 years ago


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This is a heavy cast iron stand with initials D & D on the back and side. I cannot find any info on D & D. Has anyone heard of this company and have any info to share?

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  1. Chiefwamego, 5 years ago
    This website is cool. Hope someone can help with this mystery
  2. Bernadette Bernadette, 5 years ago
    Cast iron stands were easy to make and companies could cast in whatever they wanted. Without the machine it's going to be difficult to say what was originally on this stand. it's a little bit different to most treadle sewing machine stands makes me wonder if it was something else.
  3. Chiefwamego, 5 years ago
    Bernadette, thanks for the response. I'm pretty sure the stand was for a sewing machine. It has the old style foot pedal. I'm more curious about the initials D & D than what went on top of it. Any thoughts on what that could stand for? I can't find anything about it.
  4. Bernadette Bernadette, 5 years ago
    Other machinery was once treadle powered including saws and lathes. This stand could be from something like that. I have no idea about the D&D - it could be a retailer's name, maybe it would help to research local hardware and furniture companies?
  5. Chiefwamego, 5 years ago
    Thanks everyone. I will start looking at other uses of this stand. I'll post if I find anything. Darren
  6. jmack, 5 years ago
    This be you sewing machine...the 3rd photo. Also I seen a small print on another page that talks about early 19th century D&D sewing machine commercial. That's all it says!6g~~60_1.JPG?set_id=880000500F
  7. jmack, 5 years ago
    that didnt work

    Just paste this

    remember it's the 3rd photo
  8. Bernadette Bernadette, 5 years ago
    Jmack well done! that's awesome. they are industrial machines, one is a Singer, one is a Union Special and I don't think the other one shows the name - maybe worth saving and enlarging the pics a bit. Doesn't solve the D&D mystery :( maybe someone can read the Cyrillic ?
  9. jmack, 5 years ago
    Ya...I just noticed its singer on a D&D.....It was late.
    Well at least we found the stand
  10. Chiefwamego, 5 years ago
    Great job jmack! Thanks! I have emailed the seller and asked if they know any more history. Really appreciate y'all lookin' out!
  11. Chiefwamego, 5 years ago
    Got word from the seller on EBay and they were selling for a friend and had no info on D & D so our search continues. thanks everyone
  12. Cpmccarthy, 5 years ago
    Actually have that stand with the sewing machine on top. How much did you pay for the stand?
  13. Cpmccarthy, 5 years ago
    I can send a photo.
  14. Chiefwamego, 5 years ago
    The antique dealer wanted $150 but we settled on $75.00. My wife and my initials are D and thats why we liked it. What kind of sewing machine goes on it and do you know what D & D stands for? Any other info you can pass on and please send a photo. My email is thanks
  15. Chiefwamego, 5 years ago
    Cpmccarty, Can you pass on any info you may have on this stand and photo if possible? Who made the sewing machine that you have? Thanks, Darren
  16. Lollea14, 4 years ago
    Hi Darren, have you solved this mystery? My grandmother gave me her sewing machine, it is a 1924 singer, but thble is butcher block, on the same stand cast iron table with D&D in it but the cast iron motor indicates nov 1, 1927. My grandmother said that her mother worked in a factory and they gave her a machine for her home to continue working at home and earn extra. BUt as for D&D she is not sure what that means. I also know that my grandmother was raised in New York City.
  17. vintagesingercollector, 3 years ago
    I have the same stand, not in nice shape like yours. I bought it and its industrial machine, a 1941 Singer 245-3, together. With the help of the previous owner I found out quite a lot about its history. Sorry inserting links are not working for me.

    My blog entry on subject:

    Hope this helps, thanks for posting photo I am trying to decide whether to paint the stand.

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