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Thread: Need help with info about this machine

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    I was given this machine by a friend who was getting rid of everything in her house. I came from her late husbands grandmother and that is all I know. I have looked on ebay and tried to google for information - but little is there. I am hoping that one of you marvelous people would have an idea of what I have - just to know. It is really, really heavy - so I have ruled out a featherweight. It is an Improved Eldrige Rotary in a solid wood case and cover.
    Thank you in advance!!
    Jana
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    I CAN ONLY TELL YOU THAT THEY WERE IN BUSINESS FROM 1869 TO 1890, SO YOU HAVE A VERY OLD SEWING MACHINE.

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    I would take it to a sewing center or shop and ask them for help with the info

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    Ask Billy (lostn51). He is very smart about these things!!

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    What a treasure. Hope you get it running so it purrs.
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    Thank you all for the information and suggestions. I will get working on it right away!

    Jana

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    great score!

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    The machine looks great but the wires appear to be showing their age. Please get all cords replaced before plugging it in. Vintage machines can give you a nasty shock or even catch fire if the wires are cracked, frayed, exposed or show signs of deterioration. I love old machines but when they are older than I am, the wires are always suspect.

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    You will find much more info on this machine if you Google it with the spelling ELDREDGE as opposed to Eldrige.

    Congrats! Looks like you got a great machine.

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    Replacing the cords is on my list - they look scary! And thank you for the spelling correction - it will help.

    Jana

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