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Thread: Davis MODEL T

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    Davis MODEL T

    I saw a Davis MODEL T at the thrift store today. Serial number 3050842, I offer $20 but they wanted more so I passed it up.
    I think it was a hand cranked at one time but a motor had been added. It was in a case but no lid to go with it. Some attachments.

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    Be sure you PM this information to Jon (jlhmnj) as he is putting together a database of Davis machine serial numbers. Thanks.

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    Thanks, Got it. $20 is a fair price in that condition.

    Jon

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlhmnj View Post
    Thanks, Got it. $20 is a fair price in that condition.

    Jon
    They wanted $50. I'll wait to see if they come down on the price. They usually do if they have no takers.
    Do you have any info on this one. I would like to know the manufacture date if you know it.

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    Date is roughly 1915. Uses standard 15x1 needle. NOS bobbins and shuttles very difficult to find (Davis short). Nice little 3/4 size sewing machine, I have one in a bentwood case that is motorized. Davis made high quality stuff.

    Jon

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    I am in the UK and bought a Davis model T a couple of weeks ago from a local Charity Shop (thrift store) for 8. Very unusual over here. The serial number is 1493973 (I think), I found it on the front slide plate. I can't remember how to add pictures, but the centre bed decal is of the American Eagle and Flag. I'd like to know how old it is if anyone can help please. Also is there a manual available anywhere?

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    Good deal on the Davis and made around 1910. Machine takes a 15x1 needle and uses Davis short bobbins which are scarce. Here's a manual for a full size Davis.

    http://www.sil.si.edu/DigitalCollect...f/sil10-37.pdf

    Enjoy
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    I found a Davis Model T in a bent wood case, case in good condition...machine is a dirtly little bugger with hardly any decals left on it, motorized (took off the motor, would love to add hand crank) . Serial number 3032734. Bought it for $20 at a garage sale. In the storage compartment were 3 Shuttles and 4 bobbins! As well as some needles and the attachments, a couple screwdrivers and a funky little hammer (?) Any ideas on the age of this little machine? The cord and foot pedal were gone. Seems to move very well, and sews a nice straight stitch

    Barbara
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    I wasn't able to click the link to the manual...any special advice on accessing the information?

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    Here's a manual for a Sears New Minnesota A made by Davis. Very similar:

    http://www.clawges.com/sewing/MN_A_manual/index.html

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