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Thread: Bea, an 1880's Davis VF

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    Bea, an 1880's Davis VF

    Hi all,
    Here's a link to the introduction of Bea, an 1880's Davis VF http://tinyurl.com/7rwfbez

    Enjoy.

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    Oops, I could not get it to come up!

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    Nope, me either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mighty View Post
    Oops, I could not get it to come up!
    Hm, interesting.

    Go here Vintage Sewing Machine Shop.....Come on in and sit a spell. You'll have to scroll through the pages starting from the latest.

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    Very nice machine - I'm glad you found something that nice - watch out that you don't poke yourself with the needle - it will vaccinate you and then who know what kind of disease you will get - you probably be buying every old machine you can get your hands on I betcha - maybe you can get the pics on here yet
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    Bea, a dainty old gal (Davis VF, early 1880's)

    Hi all,
    I know, I know, Charlee got you all to wondering what's new in my world but I already spilled the beans in the title.

    We have a local 'rag' called Uncle Henry's (UH) that is similar to Craigslist where folks buy, trade and sell. My dh's brother called yesterday to say he saw a 'White' treadle for sale in New Hampshire. Not that I need another machine but something made me hop onto the UH's website - btw, if you're not a subscriber, you only get to view some of the posts. I spied this machine. HOLY HANNAH!! I don't know much yet about A & V machines but I knew this machine doesn't come a dime a dozen (please pardon the cliche). I tried getting hold of my not-so-local mentor for her opinion and advice but imagine, she probably has a life :-) So a quick drive by the ATM for cash and we're off. The seller's asking price was $85. He was thrilled to hear I would be using her and not reselling it. The price agreed upon by the men left enough to pay our entrance into the dance last night - can you imagine?! I would have paid the $85 and split town so fast before the seller had a chance or wanted to renig.

    She's a darling little thing and I can't wait to try her out. Dh found a length of belt (so I can skip the too-skinny pantyhose idea) so the only thing left to do is to get her slide plates opened and change the bobbin winder ring. We have her setting with some lub along the plate edges. If you have any suggestions, please, let me know. We have tried a dowel and rubber mallet and tapping in the finger groove but she's fairly locked in. The shuttle is in place. With the exception of the marring on the front slide plate she looks pretty darn good. Her table will need some work come spring time. The seller says there was a 'box of attachments and stuff' that is in the attic. He promised to try and locate it and call me with seven days. What a guy!

    Enjoy!

    And a huge 'Thank you and a hug' to my west coast friend, who wrote back 'OMG!! GO GET IT!!!!!!!!!!!

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    This is one very graceful looking machine.
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