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Thread: Franklin Treadle in a Parlor Cabinet

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    Last night I went to look at another Franklin (supposed to be in very good condition for $30), just a regular treadle. Opened the top, the twisted cable broke, the machine dropped down and a piece of the bottom broke off. If I hadn't had the parlor Franklin, I wouldn't have known that it's a solid metal band that lifts the machine. It had broken before, evidenced by the screws in the bottom piece. It had been electrified with a motor and light. The motor's cord was badly damaged. Veneer was missing. If I hadn't just bought the parlor one, I might have been tempted, but when you have something that nice, it's hard to pick up something that needs a lot of work. The Franklin is my Christmas present.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J Miller View Post
    I have the same machine in a very similar parlor cabinet. I don't know the exact year but Sears introduced that machine around 1911. It was made by the Domestic Sewing Machine Co. It's an almost perfect copy of the Singer 27 and the Singer shuttle and bobbins will fit and work in it.

    You've got a nice set of attachments for yours, mine didn't come with them.
    I'm thinking, but I'm not positive that Singer low shank attachments and feet will work on that machine. Like I said, I'm not positive.

    Joe
    Domestic made it for Sears from 1910-1920 and White also made the Franklin VS for Sears in the same time frame. I don't know how to tell the difference between the two.

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    Pretty machine and cabinet!! Sorry, can't help with date~
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