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Thread: Grover and Baker treadle

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    I think that would bring good money on ebay....NOT on CL....not in my area anyway. Anyway, we all know it's "worth" what you can get at any time and place. Our family motto is: "Buy high and sell low." I VERY VERY seldom get what I paid, even when it's refurbished and sewing perfectly.

    Quote Originally Posted by SteveH View Post
    yes actually. I have a #9 lockstitch version (not as rare) and it was around 600.

    I'd offer them 6-800 because of condition, but cleaned properly it's worth over $2k

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    I paid a lot less than the "6-800" anyway....

    The machine is priceless to me because of it's history. When this machine was produced Abraham Lincoln was the president still....

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    Wow, this machine is incredible! Can't wait to see it sewing and the stitch. The spools in the illustration look about the size & shape of Mettler spools, but can't tell for sure.
    Sheila

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveH View Post
    I paid a lot less than the "6-800" anyway....

    The machine is priceless to me because of it's history. When this machine was produced Abraham Lincoln was the president still....
    steveh. you should have a separate thread for your G&B restoration. we're excited to see the before and after with photos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vmaniqui View Post
    ...you should have a separate thread for your G&B restoration. we're excited to see the before and after with photos.
    ?? this is the separate thread for the G&B.....

    Page 3 has a bunch of the photos of the before. if folks want more let me know. This machine so far has been cleaned with sewing Machine oil on everything, and wadding polish (with a little brasso as an accelerant) on the metal parts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveH View Post
    ?? this is the separate thread for the G&B.....

    Page 3 has a bunch of the photos of the before. if folks want more let me know. This machine so far has been cleaned with sewing Machine oil on everything, and wadding polish (with a little brasso as an accelerant) on the metal parts.
    got yah. didn't realize this is it already. thanks.

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    no stress.

    So one of the members here "has a friend with an issue" hehe Actually her friend has a G&B Chainstitch like mine (except her's works). However, her G&B is missing the slide plates. They are using cardstock as temps...(shudder)

    So last night I cut out a couple of blank sets. We have a notcher here at work so I will make the square cuts on the long plate today at lunch.

    Because screw-ups happen I made two sets to hopefully get at least one correct set.
    Because the notches are going to be a bit tricky to get square and correct, I made an extra one of those just in case

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    Great news!! IT MOVED!!!!! The presser foot bar that was still frozen solid FINALLY moved. it lifted up 1/4"

    It only took 10 days of every other day dousings with Kriol and KrudKutter and daily wiggles and taps from every direction I could.

    It is still stuck but it moved, which means it WILL move smoothly eventually.. This machine Will sew.

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    Also the thread guide is now clean and oh look! there is a slot for thread now that it is cleaned out...
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    Don't you just love it when you get that first little bit of movement?!!

    CD in Oklahoma
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    reproduction slides are ready for plating (Tomorrow)
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    test fit pre-plating
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