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1852 Grover and Baker Treadle

Old 06-23-2011, 03:04 AM
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Sorry about all the "junk" in the background. This machine is currently stored in a watertight locked building at my son's house until we get a chance to bring it home. About two months ago we were emptying two storage units that my DH got when he brought all his things from North Carolina. We were down there yesterday and I discovered this "JEWEL" of a sewing machine. It needs to be cleaned up and worked on a little but the beautiful Walnut Cabinet doesn't have a thing wrong with it. With the coffin lid on top I think it will be gorgeous. My DH reconditions and restores vintage and antique sewing machines and I can't wait till he works on this one. The mechanism of the machine works freely. What a fabulous machine and it is over 150 years old. What stories it could tell. As it was pre Civil War, did this machine sew uniforms for the Confederacy or how many quilts did it make? It is a two thread chain stitch machine. I am soooooo excited. According to the Encyclopedia of American Sewing Machines between 31 to 200 of these machines still exist and its value would be between $200 to $1,200 but to me it is priceless.

A real treasure I didn't know I had
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1852 Grover and Baker
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Heavens Twinkie, that really is a page from history. Could have belonged to Scarlett o'Hara herself!

Please post pictures when its restored. Thanks!

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Old 06-23-2011, 03:21 AM
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I certainly will. It may take a few months as my DH has several projects going now. He has just finished restoring (machine only) a 128 Sphinx and making it work again. Here is a before and after picture. I think he does an amazing job.

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Heavens Twinkie, that really is a page from history. Could have belonged to Scarlett o'Hara herself!

Please post pictures when its restored. Thanks!

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Before cleaning
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When he finished (portion of decal was already missing before he started)
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Front of machine
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WOW, what a treasure.

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Two treasures in fact, your very talented husband and the beautiful machine.
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Old 06-23-2011, 03:54 AM
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I treasure DH almost as much as I do this machine (LOL) Just kidding.

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Two treasures in fact, your very talented husband and the beautiful machine.
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How lovely! Lucky lucky girl...
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Congrats! Beautiful machine!
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Your right what a find...Boy makes me regret passing up a Singer Treadle over the Memorial day wkend. It will be beautiful when restored.
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Wow!!!! Yes, if that machine could talk??? Such a prize!!!
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