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.