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Vintage Sewing Machine Help - Sewingin Sewing

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  1. Hi, SewingG-ma. :-) You're quite right about your request being a long shot in the sense of getting a response here from any of the original participants in this post. Although the email notific...
  2. Hi, Ms.CrystalShip, and thank you. :-) I'm sorry that I only just now found your comment. I was actually using my own post to look up a vintage sewing machine reference. >8-0 I hope you and your...
  3. Hi, cwjbl. :-) Beautiful. Look at that workmanship. The information inside the hat looks to me like it spells this: Josef Fuxa & Sohn UNIFORMARUNGS-ANSTALT IX. Universitätstr. 2 A search...
  4. MarleneCapeTown, You're welcome. :-) I saw to my dismay this morning that one of the links I provided yesterday doesn't work. It was no doubt a slip of the finger on my part. It happens. Here's one...
  5. Here's another Smith Premier model 60 (no serial number given): https://www.londontypewriters.co.uk/product/1930s-working-smith-premier-model-60-stationary-typewriter-new-ribbon-made-usa/ BTW, t...
  6. OK, I didn't quite understand the Remington reference in the Smith Premier serial number chart at typewriterdatabase dot com, but this explains it: *snip* It's debatable whether to include this ...
  7. Hi, MarleneCapeTown. :-) I suspect that I might be having some kind of difficulty in reading the Smith Premier chart at typewriterdatabase dot com, because I would think that the serial number "XC6...
  8. Hi, Sgio517. :-) Per the Singer serial number tables at the International Sewing Machine Collectors' Society (ISMACS) website, serial number "G6962363" would fall into this block of numbers: *sn...
  9. Hi, simplydopey. :-) Those markings sure look like "Fossil 7" to me. Here's a similarly styled Fossil brand ring: *snip* Faux diamonds in a silver tone setting. Size 8 *snip* https:...
  10. PileOfJunk, No problem. Get well, and stay well. :-) Yes, unfortunately, just as the experts predicted, we're having another big wave of the pandemic in the northern hemisphere now that the weather...
  11. kriley742, I found an interesting PDF document at ISMACS: http://ismacs.net/needle_and_shank/pdfs/ismacs-needle-list.pdf In it, close to six thousand vintage sewing machine models are listed in ...
  12. *snip* National Sewing Machine Company Belvidere, Illinois, USA Names used on Sewing Machines *snip* Diamond Diamond-Models *snip* http://needlebar.org/main/makers/usa/national/index...
  13. Here's a later version of the National Expert BT: *snip* It's a compact portable machine that I'm thinking dates from the late 1940s, although there was not a lot of information that I could fin...
  14. REFERENCES 20201114: ======================================================== HOW MUCH IS MY SEWING MACHINE WORTH? ======================================================== Because this questio...
  15. Whoops, I just found a table of National serial numbers. Unfortunately, I don't think it applies to your machine, because these all pertain to a model called the "Two Spool," made circa 1914-1930: ...
  16. kriley742, Dunno about you, but I think I've taken this about as far as I can. I feel pretty comfortable in saying that your machine is a National/Eldredge product. Exactly how old it is, is sti...
  17. Whoops, there is still a thumbnail picture at the proxibid site (scroll down): https://www.proxibid.com/WHAM-Auction-Realty/ONLINE-MOVING-AUCTION-ONSITE-7224/event-catalog/98055?gl=70#70
  18. And last but not least, a near twin cabinet (the actual treadle seems to be missing), described as a "Vintage National Sewing Machine in Beautiful Tiger Oak Cabinet w/ Iron Base" at the original listi...
  19. A'ight. One more: *snip* WORKING Vintage National Eldredge B Shuttle Treadle Sewing Machine Accessories *snip* This is a listing for a WORKING Vintage Eldredge B Treadle Sewing Machine wit...
  20. Here's a manual for an Eldredge E, National Exp. B T with a forward-facing tension disc assembly (but it's not free): https://www.tias.com/173/PictPage/3924074867.html
  21. A manual for the Improved Eldredge B, courtesy of the magicians at quiltingboard dot com (although, curiously, the tension disc assembly seems to be mounted from the faceplate side like a Singer model...
  22. This Eldredge portable has the trapezoidal access panel, the circular needle plate, the split slide plates, a similar stitch length mechanism --- and a number underneath front split slide plate (looks...
  23. kriley742, Hey, I was only able to find it, because you found that Alamy image. :-) I don't know if we'll ever be able to run down an exact twin of your machine, but we're closer now.
  24. kriley742, I was able to run down a full soft copy of that catalog, thanks to Mr. Peabody and his Wayback machine: *snip* Hardware merchandising January-March 1919 Publication date 1919...
  25. kriley742, You're welcome. :-) What a fantastic find on that Alamy image! That is definitely the same cabinet, and notice the name on the machine head: Black Diamond. And even a date: 1919. I di...
  26. valentino97, Thank you, but when the machine isn't a Singer, I fail quite a bit. >8-0
  27. Hi again, kriley742. I did a search of Grace Rogers Cooper's 1976 edition of "The Sewing Machine : Its Invention and Development" for "Diamond Queen," but found nothing: https://library.si.edu/d...
  28. Hi, kriley742. :-) I think you're quite correct that your "Diamond Queen" is not a Singer, because insofar as I know, Singer never engaged in badging machines with another name. However, your ma...
  29. It is possible that your machine was indeed made by the White Sewing Machine company out of Cleveland, OH, because per needlebar dot org, "Ideal" was a badge that White used at one time: *snip* ...
  30. Hi again, Mtippen. I'm trying to make sense of that picture of the White Sewing Machine motor. Is the motor mounted on the underside of the machine head, as opposed to the back, or was that picture...
  31. Hi Janes. :-) Yes, that does seem to be a date. Here is a similar Portland Woolen Mills army blanket at Chairish (they seem to have had quite a run on September 26th, 1917): *snip* Antique 19...
  32. Hi, Mtippen. :-) Good catch on the sewalot information, valentino97.:-) It's interesting that your machine seems to have a motor made by White Sewing Machine. The motor has patent information da...
  33. Hi, PileOfJunk. Beautiful. :-) I went to Replacements dot com to look at that pattern, but didn't see that particular piece. They do show an olive spoon, but the bowl is a different shape (more ell...
  34. Hi, Alilcyn. Cool. :-) Was your grandmother far-sighted? The reason I ask is that eyeglass lenses for a far-sighted vision correction are convex and sort of magnify what's behind them: https:...
  35. charmsomeone, You're welcome.:-) As vetraio50 pointed out, it's actually an etching, not an engraving. My bad. :-) Now that the etching and its artist have been identified, could you please mark...
  36. MALKEY, Beautiful. :-) Is it just me, or does it look like the cat wearing boots? That brings to mind the old fairy tale "Puss in Boots": https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puss_in_Boots However,...
  37. Hi, charmsomeone. :-) My initial instinct on seeing the surname on the matting was "Hilton," and indeed there is an artist named "Hedley Hilton," but then I looked at the surname on the back label,...
  38. Clemden, You're very welcome. :-) Your husband is an electrician? That's very reassuring. I was feeling a bit uneasy, because somebody seems to have tinkered with your machine already, and left in ...
  39. Ugh. "[F]actoring" should have been "factory."
  40. Sewingcollecter91, You're welcome. :-) I'm not actually a vintage sewing machine expert, but have learned a few things over the last year or two, and that Vintage Sewing Machine Help post is sort o...
  41. Hi again, Sewingcollecter91. :-) I might as well give you a link to a post that has all kinds of links for vintage sewing machine information: https://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/285089-vin...
  42. Hi, Sewingcollecter91. :-) Per the International Sewing Machine Collectors' Society (ISMACS) serial number tables, serial number "G6987450" was one of a block (6939401 through 6989400) of 50,000 se...
  43. Hi again, Lovinlife. :-) I was just checking, and in reading back, I realized that I wasn't altogether clear in what I said about the information provided in this post. What I should have said: ...
  44. Hi, Lovinlife. :-) It's really best to create a Collectors Weekly Show & Tell post of your own with pictures of your vintage Singer sewing machine, because while the Singer/ISMACS serial number tab...
  45. It's interesting to look at the production history on the model 97, using the serial numbers in the Singer/ISMACS tables. It looks like its first appearance was in 1911 with a block of 50 serial nu...
  46. Out of curiosity, I decided to comb through all of the Singer serial number tables looking for model 97 machines: AB- 208976 209025 97 50 6-Aug 1926 AD- 826946 826955 97 10 24-Dec 1934 AE- ...
  47. Whoops, I just found one with a non-AG prefix serial number (AK973719): https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Product-Service/Singer-97-10-sewing-machine-111961889478976/ But if you look at th...
  48. Hi again, Miguel_tapia12. I see your picture got reoriented. That's good, because there are a lot of people of a certain age here at CW S&T with stiff necks. };-) I thought I'd go back out there...
  49. Hi, Miguel_tapia12. Cool industrial machine. :-) I tried to read what looks like the serial number (in a little elliptical cartouche underneath the Singer medallion and another smaller cartouche), ...
  50. Hi again, Clemden. I read back through the information on both of the related posts, and I agree that the previous owner probably tried to rewire the machine to work with a foot control and the mot...
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