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Thread: Old Freedom Machine

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    Senior Member Lois-nounoe's Avatar
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    Old Freedom Machine

    I will be getting an old Freedom, by Domestic, machine in a cabinet that, when opening, a cable lifts the machine out! Has anyone ever seen one before? I think it is about 90+ years old. The cabinet isn't really very big and needs some TLC but the machine itself seems to be in excelent condition.

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    Send pictures, I am intersted in seeing the machine.

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    Check it over real good before you use the lift. I'm thinking Iris said the lift can damage those old cabinets.
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
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    It's not a "lift" it's a cable attached to the top that opens up just like older cabinets. The cable is attached to the sewing machine so that instead of lifting the machine out of the cabinet the cable pulls it up. I've never seen one like it and was wondering if anyone else has. I don't know how long it will be before I get it but my Aunt has it now and I'm the only one in the family that sews. LUCKY ME!!! LOL She got it from her son's ex wife that didn't want it and it was HER GRANDMOTHERS!! So They figure it is close to if not 100 yrs old. If and when I do get it I will certainly post pics. PS Hope everyone had a joyous Thanksgiving!

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    I just saw one recently on You Tube. I'll see if I can find it.

    Here it is:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYF7l...eature=related

    I don't know if this is what you mean but it sure is an interesting way to put a machine up and down. Can't wait to see yours!
    Last edited by cabbagepatchkid; 11-25-2011 at 05:34 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cabbagepatchkid View Post
    I just saw one recently on You Tube. I'll see if I can find it.

    Here it is:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYF7l...eature=related

    I don't know if this is what you mean but it sure is an interesting way to put a machine up and down. Can't wait to see yours!
    WOW that is amazing! Weren't they ingenious?
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    Success is not final. Failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts. Winston Churchill

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    Check it over real good before you use the lift. I'm thinking Iris said the lift can damage those old cabinets.
    I have one that the chain is pulling out of the cabinet top and another, with a cable that is perfectly fine. Don't know if these conditions are because of the way they are made or the usage of the cabinets. Am looking to see how to save the first one, not having much luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by bloomin'Iris View Post
    I have one that the chain is pulling out of the cabinet top and another, with a cable that is perfectly fine. Don't know if these conditions are because of the way they are made or the usage of the cabinets. Am looking to see how to save the first one, not having much luck
    is it pulling out because the screw hole is getting loose? I've had good luck tightening up enlarged screw holes by breaking off little lengths of wooden toothpicks and sticking them in the hole. Then when you put the screw back in it is nice and tight.
    ~~Cathy~~

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