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Thread: My New 1878 Davis Low Arm

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    My New 1878 Davis Low Arm

    Hi All,

    Thought I'd share some pictures of my "new" Davis Low Arm Vertical Feed that I found on CL not far from her birthplace in Watertown, NY. The serial number is 99739, which dates her to 1878. The retail price back then was $70. I still need to do some cosmetic rust removal but she runs and sews nicely. The owner remembers as a young girl her Great Grandmom sewing on it though the last person to use it didn't fare well as the machine had a 15x1 in the needle clamp which is too short. Unfortunatly, the drawers were empty with no interesting junk to look through, one of my favorite parts of a sewing machine purchace. I love the "styling" of the machine and cabinet from this era. Now to find some additional bobbins.

    Jon
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    I like the elegant curves of the base. The machine has very simple lines in comparison. I have a wilcox and gibbs- again very ornate base but a disproportionately small machine. It's fun sorting through the drawers of machine finds, but watch out for the razor blades.

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    Even if it didn't sew, it would be wonderful to just look at it. Nice buy!

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    I love this machine! The tensioner is almost identical to an early Howe.

    Very Nice. Well done!

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    Beautiful!

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    That is a neat machine!

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    Nice find!! I love her irons
    May your stitches always be straight, your seams always lie flat, and your grain never be biased against you.

    Sue

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    Very nice! It is so interesting to me what these machines sold for originally in that era. It surely was a prized possession back then.

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    Very pretty and for some reason I find it soothing to look at. Maybe the nice flowing curves of the base?

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    Wow! She's a beauty. I would love to get one of her sisters.

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