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I sure wish I was closer, what a deal.
I'm sure they ran this add in the past, but as a group buy ??
They look fair priced @75 each, His 1874 shows as a 1899 by serail number.. From the machines I have That syle Base was patented in 1885, Still a fair price...They both look good.
I have a question for you vintage experts....I have the drawers that match those in this listing. Were they exclusively for Sphinx machines??? The wood top of the cabinet they were in was deteriorated too much to save. I do have the irons and made a sewing table with it that my 66 sits on when I sew, but the drawers are sitting by themselves underneath, but I never associated them with a Sphinx decal machine till lately. That is one machine that is still on my bucket list. Just wondering????
with a passion for quilting and vintage machines
no those are common on coffin tops , I have one fold down with those and the same brass handels, one coffin top with the same set up. one cffin top same drawer , but the round silver O ringer handel, that says singer on them..
I can say that as far back as the late 60's we were changing parts around to make a complete unit , so don't ever think a cabinet or machine is orginal.. you never know.