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

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

    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.

    The machine has been used heavily in the past one hundred years but was very well taken care of. most of the gold leaf is intact with obvious wear on the base. The patina on the oak is only something one hundred years of age can give you.

    I just wanted to tell those of you that care or interested that another one of these machines has been found intact and will be going to a good home..... 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.

    I will post pictures if you want me to.

    Cheers all,
    Adam

    Cheers!

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    Welcome to the board!

    Woo Hoo! Looking forward to pictures if/when yo can. Would love to see it.

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    Awesome find.

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    Yea! Another great save!

    Do we want pictures? well of course we want pictures (well, I do, as another two spool owner).

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    Absolutely, we want pictures! I have one, too!

    Jeanette Frantz

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    Congrats! If only it weren't so hard to get to "the middle of nowhere". (I have a terrible sense of direction.) Looking forward to pictures!
    Sheila

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    You certainly had some great sewing machine Karma given to you. Congrats and welcome.
    Thrift Stores, YES!!!.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheluma View Post
    Congrats! If only it weren't so hard to get to "the middle of nowhere".
    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"

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    "Ahem!" I was hatched in Bozeman,Montana...if it's the middle of nowhere....that must mean I'm a nobody? Probably true... BTW Bozeman is a beautiful college town,with mountains all around,near Yellowstone National Park. A great place to hang out.
    Life may not be the party we planned for,but while we are here we should dance!

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    Welcome aboard!
    There's a rule on most forums: "Pictures or it never happened."
    Of course we want pictures! Can we also see some close-ups of the spool arrangement?
    BTW there are some excellent tutorials here on the cleaning and care of these vintage machines. They're well worth checking out.
    Rodney

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