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Thread: German Transverse Handcrank w/Mother of Pearl

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    German Transverse Handcrank w/Mother of Pearl

    Not sure of the make yet.

    I picked this up Saturday for $90.

    It was missing the presser foot tension screw (I had a spare). It had a flat shank needle in it which was set up for left to right threading, and at the wrong height. The take-up is a homemade replacement (but works). and it was generally filthy. I SO wish this machine did not have the paint loss it does. It would have been amazing in it's day....

    However after opening up the back and viewing the underside i can say that this is THE cleanest least worn machine I have pre-1900. The main gears are almost spotless.

    It kinda looks like it might have said "suprema" once
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    Sorry for the dark shot but the flash just washes out the colors,
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    this is the only view that shows what it once looked like
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    The homemade take-up
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    "numbers matching" hehe Note the cool thread cutter.
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    Just amazing....
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    Needle chart and importers badge.
    (NOTE: the "made in Baden". the fact that the name of the German town is used usually indicates that it is Pre WWI)
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    Even came with a boat shuttle and bobbin (correct ones!)
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    Other than the paint missing that machine looks fantastic. I have faith that you will be able to bring her back to her former glory. It may take a day or 2, well maybe 3 but you will do it.

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    Steve,
    I believe that that cute bell/ tulip shaped inlay was only used by Gritzner.
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    Cathy

    "Most sewing machine problems are due to the carbon based unit in the chair in front of the machine"

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    NICE!!! I was looking at Wertheim or Winselman but Gritzner is spot on! It matches every detail, including the orientation of the handcrank. Thanks!

    BTW - When I let go after one quick turn of the handcrank, it gives 7 full rotations before stopping. so smooth...

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    What a treasure! Can't wait to see her after you have worked your magic with her.
    Tink's Mom (My name is really Susie)

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    Beautiful machine!
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    trouble and annoyance" Quote from Singer Model 99 Manual

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    Cool looking machine. Congratulations!
    Mavis

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    That is a nice looking machine and the decals look good to me !

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    Wow! That's a real beauty.
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    Oh, good heavens, what a find! Not to mention what a fantastic price for it. Lucky you!
    Yooper32 aka: Donna B

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