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Thread: Found A National " Two Spool" in the middle of nowhere.

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    When i ment middle of nowhere i ment somewhere other than where you usually find these machines! I grew up in Ohio where antiques were all over the place, that's where i go the eye for old things. As far as the middle of nowhere, I live in eastern Idaho!!!

    And yes, What a wonderful place, Bozeman. We were staying at Chico for the weekend.

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    It took a little while to upload but i think they all made it. The last two are of the "can". Amazing to me being a non sewing person how significant a tiny little piece can be to the originality, and functionality of a machine.

    So my plan for this is to restore it to working condition. I have been restoring wood boats for years so i am pretty savy when it comes to very old preservation. The wood on the cabinet will only be cleaned and oiled. I refuse to scrape 100 years of patina off anything,( unless its too far gone). It will actually devalue an item to people who are looking for original pieces.

    I have been a member of wood boat forums and restoration forums and i must say you guys really have a very,very,nice site. I have been able to find everything i need as far as info on this machine and the mechanical restoration i'm going to do. But i may ask the experts a question or two if i may.

    I am looking forward to this project!!! Gonna be a bit different in size then what im used to. My grand mother taught me how to sew 25 years ago when i was a little boy. I'm looking forward to using this machine to re acquaint myself....

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveH View Post
    I am not sure if it is still there but at Shepard Air Force Base in Texas there was a sign that said "Welcome to Shepard AFB, it is not the end of the world, but you can see it from here" We described the directions to Holloman AFB as "go to nowhere, make a left and drive 500 miles"
    ha ha ha ha. Maybe I can get to "nowhere" after all. I once went to Alamagordo, NM, which is not far from Holloman, I think. I remember going to an air & space museum that had a real space capsule out front. DH and I climbed inside and it was very cramped.
    Sheila

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    Quote Originally Posted by vintageidaho View Post
    ...I am looking forward to this project!!! Gonna be a bit different in size then what im used to. My grand mother taught me how to sew 25 years ago when i was a little boy. I'm looking forward to using this machine to re acquaint myself....
    ... with style! The machine seems to be in good condition -- I don't see any rust. It looks well-loved and and that can be a good thing. The "can" looks perfect.
    Sheila

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    Sweet! Two Spools are one of my favorite vintage machines. Once you have the machine cleaned and well oiled, you will enjoy sewing with this machine. Thanks for sharing the photos with us. Enjoy!

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    Welcome from Indiana.

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    What a find! Welcome to the board!
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    Yes there are a lot of things that I've wished that they could tell me their adventure through life gave them. It would surely be the best told story of history. thanks for sharing, please post a picture would love to see her. OH! by the welcome aboard
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    Quote Originally Posted by vintageidaho View Post
    Hello all,

    Was on vacation in southern Montana this past weekend and came across a 1911 National Two Spool. It was pushed into a corner of a thrift store, piled high with a mountain of junk. The wood oak cabinet is what caught my eye. As i got closer to it i knew it was a rather old sewing machine cabinet, then i opened it and to my wide open eyes it turned out to be a National Two Spool.... Complete..... With the "can", thread still inside.

    I wish this sewing machine could talk to tell me how in the world it made it to a dark, dirty thrift shop in Bozeman MT.
    Reminds me of an old "House on the Prairie" episode where a modern day couple bought Charles' old handmade table, and wondered about the origin, and that was what the story was about - how it got to that auction. Looks like your machine had an interesting life!

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