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Thread: Davis Sewing machine

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    Davis Sewing machine

    I was recently in an antique store where I found an old Davis treadle sewing machine for sale. It was the actual sewing machine that looked to still be on the original table. I tried it out and it seemed to work rather well. I don't know much about antique sewing machines, so I can't say how old it is or what model (I didn't think to ask the lady working at the time). They wanted $200, good buy or no?

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    Maybe if you can find out the serial number and a picture of the machine someone will be able to give you a better idea.

    But the true question is, Is it worth it to you?

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    If you can put a picture of it up, we may be able to help you know what to look for in your machine.

    It might even be a two spool/

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    Quote Originally Posted by leonf View Post

    It might even be a two spool/
    Nope, two spool machines were National or Eldridge.

    Cari

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    ack. My error, I didn't read D A V I S on mine. National it is.

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    It isn't unreasonable if it is a needle feed. You can tell real quick - no feed dogs. I have a Davis. It treadles the easiest of all else I have in working order. I understand those are real nice for putting on binding.
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    good mothers let you lick the beaters - great mothers turn it off first

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