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Thread: My Great-Grandma's sewing machine

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    Thought you guys might enjoy some pictures. My great-grandma bought this from the Hudsons's Bay in 1911. I've had my great-grandma's sewing machine for about 20 years now. I always think it's so gorgeous, because when it's closed, it doesnt even look like a sewing machine. And the carving on the wood is just beautiful. So several times over the years i have peeked inside quick lol, but never really opened it up and done more than a peek until today. Well i'm kind of blown away. It has everything. I looked way in the back corner, and found the original owners manual still inside, and a black box of attachments. It is even has an attachment that is a fabric guide, for getting that perfect 1/4" seam. So i took lots of pictures. I even tried it and it works, thats i tried it with no fabric or thread yet. Will have to read the manual and find out how to thread it. Look at the one photo, the front of the cabinet even has a ruler on the wood, i guess for measuring your sewing lol. It's gorgeous, but now i thought, i wonder if it works? There is one problem that i have to figure out though. The pressure foot seems to just slide in, but i cant find a screw or knob to tighten to keep the pressure foot from slideing off. If anyone knows how the pressure foot stays in, i would love to know.
    So here, enjoy the pictures :)
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    It's beautiful!! What a treasure!

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    And more, enjoy :)
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    Thanks Gayle, and in the very bottom photo, i even laid out the metal fabric guide piece, couldnt believe it even had one of those lol

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    If sewing machines could speak, I wonder what this one would tell you about what it made during its lifetime? That is one pretty machine, I bet you treasure it.

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    Oh i do love it. All these attachments make me wonder if this was a pretty deluxe machine for it's time. Can't believe the beautiful workmanship in it though. My great-grandma bought it in 1911, and passed it down to my grandma, and she gave it to me about 20 years ago.

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    Loretta, it almost didnt stay in the family. When i had to move my grandma into a nursing home, i had to clean out her apartment. And i said grandma, what about your Mom's old sewing machine. What would you like me to do with that? And she said, oh that old thing, nobody will want that, just throw it out! lol And i'm like uhmm, well i would love to have it if that would be ok with you. And she says you would? I said of course, and she just smiled and smiled. So i've had it all this time, and treasured it, but just never really looked inside it until today!!! lol lol :) I've always kept it closed, and used it as an end table, but now i'm thinking i might like to leave it open :)

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    She is simply beautiful! What a treasure!!!

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    Thanks quiltwoman...now i just want to find out where the screw is to hold the pressure foot in place. Gonna read every inch of that manual tonight, see if i can figure out how to thread it too :) This will be fun.

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