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

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    Here's the Davis treadle she gave me. I had to wait till this morning to take photos. She needs alot of cleaning but she'll be gorgeous when she's had a good bath! Her serial number is 794932.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chris_quilts View Post
    Say one wanted to thin one's herd for whatever reason. How does one go about figuring out which machine one wants to keep and which ones to move out? If I go by the ones I use, I can thin to about 7 BUT is there another method of thinning?

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    Chris I thinned my herd down by 7 machines this month. I sold 5 at a community yard sale, gave one to a friend, and sold one to a friend. Once you have been doing this for a while, you will just 'know' which machines you love and can't live without - and which machines you are not in love with and can part with! I really like all my machines and do have a hard time parting with any of them - but, if you want to be practical getting rid of the not so favorite machines just means you get to get more of the ones you want! With that thought in mind, it is much easier to thin the herd out!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jennb View Post
    Here's the Davis treadle she gave me. I had to wait till this morning to take photos. She needs alot of cleaning but she'll be gorgeous when she's had a good bath! Her serial number is 794932.
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    Wow Jen, that cabinet is in one of the best conditions I have seen for a Davis! I have the same cabinet and machine- my cabinet had to be completely refinished and my machine looks exactly like yours - no decals to speak of - but, what a great machine! What a lucky person you are!

    Nancy

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    Hi Jennifer,

    This head http://kansascity.craigslist.org/atq/3100931637.html with your base and you'd have a "SuperDavis". Very VF2 as it is.

    Jon

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlhmnj View Post
    Hi Jennifer,

    This head http://kansascity.craigslist.org/atq/3100931637.html with your base and you'd have a "SuperDavis". Very VF2 as it is.

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    haha yeah she's not so pretty at the moment but I see most of the decals on her arm are there. The base is another story. I hope I can get them fully uncovered with alot of elbow grease.

    Hope that gives you 2 more nice ones to add to your database!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nurseknitsLaura View Post
    on't usually do this, but there are no bids...http://www.shopgoodwill.com/viewItem...temID=11050177
    so pretty! wish I had some excuse to go up to the PNW and get it. Laura
    I'm so happy that Texas is far away from where this machine is currently living. lol You know I'd go and get it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by purplefiend View Post
    I'm so happy that Texas is far away from where this machine is currently living. lol You know I'd go and get it.
    Sharon
    I know. That area GW has had some STUNNING machines go up for auction! I've bought 3 from Tacoma.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jennb View Post
    haha yeah she's not so pretty at the moment but I see most of the decals on her arm are there. The base is another story. I hope I can get them fully uncovered with alot of elbow grease.

    Hope that gives you 2 more nice ones to add to your database!
    Thanks, yes it does. The VF2 dates to 1901 and the Model L, "Parisian" is pretty scarce--only other Model L I've seen was in the Needlebar site. That being said I'm sure I'll see a couple in Craigslist or Ebay tomorrow.

    The VF2 is a real keeper---looks like your getting quite the Davis collection. Interested to see how they both clean up.

    Jon

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    Jenn, I want to see your Davis too. Can you resize the pics so they will load better for the dial-up folks? My connection will not let them upload. Sounds like an exciting venture you have had with the museum items.
    Melinda

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    Jennb, That is a very pretty Davis cabinet. Davis VF machines are wonderful machines for quilting and attaching binding.

    I would love to see a photo of the German 201 and cabinet. Sounds like you are having fun with helping this person out. Thanks for sharing with us. Enjoy that Davis!!

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