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Thread: Vintage Sewing Machine Shop.....Come on in and sit a spell

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    Send the manual this morning, have fun.

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    Frister and Rossmann--
    I went and picked up my $40.00 STEAL today. It is a beautiful handcrank. The serial number is 1274841. I found one just like it on Sewmuse and they had it dated about 1904. The badge says "Manufactured in Germany by Frister & Rossmann. Sole Agen W. Pierssene, 49 Fore St,
    London EC.
    She is gear driven machine and has everything she needs but a needle. The one needle with her is broken. The shuttle is there and one bobbin. The bobbin winder rubber is not good, but no surprise there. I never thought I would find such a beautiful machine. There is a celuloid tag on the wood that has been cleaned at some time and the lettering wiped off. I am trying every way I can to see what it says. This is what I think I can see so far:
    M-- DUNN --S
    NEW ITI ----------YNE
    The first line is bigger lettering. The second line is smaller and I am not sure that any of those letters are correct. It is probably the dealer that sold the machine. Any ideas, anyone???

    Texas Jan
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    Lovely machine, Quilt doctor.

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    Texas Jan, what a prize you have there. It must be your lucky day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luce321
    Texas Jan, what a prize you have there. It must be your lucky day.
    I'm so new at this collecting, I'm not sure I really understand the value of what I found. But I will learn and be very careful with her.

    Texas Jan

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles
    Bronwyn, I love the machine cover! What an easy way to make a cover - using pre-quilted fabric! I love the embroidery too, but it would be cool to put the machine name on each cover so when you wash them you always know which machine gets which cover!

    The shadow box is a great idea too! I will have to post a picture I have of a shadow like box I was given made to hold very old scissors!

    Nancy
    It would be easy to embroider the machine name as you suggested, I also have my mobile (cell) number in case the cover gets separated from the machine when I have to take one somewhere.




    Quote Originally Posted by vintagemotif

    Your cover is very pretty! I love the photo of your threads in shadow box with the Singer sitting behind it.
    The thread was listed on Freecycle and the lady very kindly mailed them to me. Once all my stuff is unpacked I have a hand embroidered pin cushion that must be at least 90+ years old, it has hand made pins too.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kathie S.

    That is a beautiful cover. You did a great job. Kathie
    Thanks Kathie, when I started making those covers I had lots of other sewing/quilting projects underway and didn't really have time to make patchwork covers, so this was a quick, easy option and as I bought another machine it was easy to make another matching cover. LOL

    Bronwyn ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltdoctor
    Frister and Rossmann--
    I went and picked up my $40.00 STEAL today. It is a beautiful handcrank. The serial number is 1274841. I found one just like it on Sewmuse and they had it dated about 1904. The badge says "Manufactured in Germany by Frister & Rossmann. Sole Agen W. Pierssene, 49 Fore St,
    London EC.
    She is gear driven machine and has everything she needs but a needle. The one needle with her is broken. The shuttle is there and one bobbin. The bobbin winder rubber is not good, but no surprise there. I never thought I would find such a beautiful machine. There is a celuloid tag on the wood that has been cleaned at some time and the lettering wiped off. I am trying every way I can to see what it says. This is what I think I can see so far:
    M-- DUNN --S
    NEW ITI ----------YNE
    The first line is bigger lettering. The second line is smaller and I am not sure that any of those letters are correct. It is probably the dealer that sold the machine. Any ideas, anyone???

    Texas Jan
    Jan, that's a really nice machine and in much better condition than mine, still it's good they have been rescued because the lady who sold mine was planning to bin it the next week. It had belonged to her great grandmother, unfortunately she didn't know any further history.

    I'm just guessing here but suspect both machines might take the same needle? Can anyone give further info on needles?

    Bronwyn ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles
    Quote Originally Posted by Lostn51
    Aw hell count me in and I will bring the Long Island Teas and cookies!!

    Billy
    Geeze this is sounding like more and more fun!

    Nancy
    Well you can all come and visit me anytime...wouldn't that be fun??

    Bronwyn ;-)

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    My new acquisition, at a yard sale, a Singer 128 with the dome lid box and knee control, in very good condition, made in 1925. It sews lovely and smooth.
    I have to start selling these machines, just have too many. But my granddaughters are visiting and have made pillow cases and doll blankets so far with me. The six year old is a natural, keeps the fabric nice and straight and follows the stitching line. Fun to teach them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skaduzy
    Here is the head. I am going to try to show what the bobbin area looks like. I also have this round piece. I don't know what I am missing but I bet it is a lot.
    I ordered a manual from some place in West Virginia and hope it will answer some questions for me.
    Your W&W D-9 was made before 1905 when Singer bought the company. It takes an obsolete 127x1 needle, altho there is a Schmetz needle now that will replace it. (You can get these on ebay)
    That needle plate might be hard to replace, check with Billy, and if he doesn't have one, send me a PM, I have an email address for a guy that might. Dunno what the collar goes to...maybe Billy will?

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