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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee View Post
    Trish, my guess for yours would be 1890/91....but let's see what Jon says!

    Right on. I'd put my chips on '90. Fun with math.

    Jon

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlhmnj View Post
    Yes, A new Yahoo group that includes all Davis machines not just the VF's. Not much chat mainly serial numbers and informative articles and ads about the company.

    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DavisSewingMachine/
    Thanks, will join--though I'm mainly interested in the VFs, especially pre-Dayton (I have low arm and high arm treadles, plus a frozen-up high arm HC). The VF group is sometimes a bit unfriendly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pfroggg View Post
    Thanks, will join--though I'm mainly interested in the VFs, especially pre-Dayton (I have low arm and high arm treadles, plus a frozen-up high arm HC). The VF group is sometimes a bit unfriendly.

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    No foolin'!! Lots of info there, but if you're not willing to totally tear apart a working machine to clean it, then you're not worthy of owning it!
    One day, you'll only be a memory for some people. Do your best to be a good one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee View Post
    No foolin'!! Lots of info there, but if you're not willing to totally tear apart a working machine to clean it, then you're not worthy of owning it!
    Doesn't make any sense to take it totally apart if it works. I highly doubt if they do it at a sewing machine repair shop for resale or to repair one someone would take in - probably someone is misleading and they all drink the koolade
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by J Miller View Post
    Aww why not? I've driven to Indy twice for machines and it's a 12 hour round trip minimum. Varrooommmm, beep beep.

    Joe

    Well, if gas wasn't still over $4 a gal here, I might consider such a trip, but not as is. It cost me $60 in gas just to go to L.A. to get the Davis. I wasn't happy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles View Post
    I just got back from the emergency vet after leaving our Jack Russell all hooked up to a bunch of tubes. She's was rattlesnake bit on the lip. Silly dog is always hunting, but this time she met the wrong prey. Anyway, she is spending the night, and who knows how long, at the vets. Luckily, she just had her rattlesnake booster shot last week - so she should heal up alright. Now I have the hebejeebeee's about rattlesnakes here on our property! Poor little dog - she was in a lot of pain with extremely swollen lips! I hate snakes!

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    Sorry to hear about your dog. I don't mind snakes, but rattlesnakes do scare me. Hope all is well today for your gal!

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    Quote Originally Posted by vintagemotif View Post
    Sorry to hear about your dog. I don't mind snakes, but rattlesnakes do scare me. Hope all is well today for your gal!
    Is that the same dog that just had surgery? Ouch poor baby.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee View Post
    Before Jon answers you Nancy, I'm going to try with a guess, and then he can correct me!

    Looking at the database for the Davis VF yahoo group, I'd venture a guess of 1899/1900, since there's a machine registered on the database with a receipt dated 8/11/1898 with a serial #697797, and the next machine on the list has a dated receipt of 10/19/1900 and a serial #780429.
    I second that guess, Charlee. I used the database to date my new NVF...1915.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlhmnj View Post
    Yes, A new Yahoo group that includes all Davis machines not just the VF's. Not much chat mainly serial numbers and informative articles and ads about the company.

    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DavisSewingMachine/
    Haha, Jon, after the brouhaha I caused with that Advance in the database, I'm glad you started this new list. Some people insist on being so "exclusive"!! LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlhmnj View Post
    Right on. I'd put my chips on '90. Fun with math.

    Jon
    That makes hers close to mine.

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