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Thread: Sticking my toe in the waters of Vintage Sewing Machines

  1. #111
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Thanks Leolady. Yes, it's a great machine. Heck, they're all great, in their own way.

  2. #112
    Join Date
    Jan 2013

    what a beaut!

    Quote Originally Posted by quiltingweb View Post
    I finally moved my Franklin back into its parlor cabinet yesterday. I had needed some repairs after I brought it into the house. The cabinet has been in my living room, next to the couch for a while and I finally decided they needed to be reunited. It looks so charming sitting there next to the couch.

    The tension check spring (is that right?) was stretched out and I wasn't sure I could fix it, but with the help of a tutorial I found online, I took it apart and looked it over. I was told it couldn't be done, but I wrapped it around a pen and used pliers to bend it back into shape. Put it back together and it works!
    I just acquired one like this with the scarab design in the cabinet with all original accessesories yet I am finding it quite difficult to find a manufacture year. All i can pin down is that it was made somewhere between 1877 and 1910 - I've only found two pictures online of the "exact" style I have..one is listed as 1877 the other 1910. Yet their asking prices are FAR more than I paid. ( thankfully!) any information you or anyone else may have would be appreciated! I have managed to get the serial number off it..but cannot find a database to research it.

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