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Thread: Look what followed me home!!

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    Oh my...do I have the world's best hubby or what? :D Saw this in a local used furniture store...I drooled and whimpered....he bargined and loaded it in that car!! Made sometime between 1878 and the late 1880's according to what I can find on Needlebar...

    ~happy lil sigh~ He gave up a planned fishing trip to the coast to bring this home!! Love that man to pieces!

    With the cabinet, I think it's original...is stamped W&W
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    Close up of the machine...seems to work like a charm, altho I have to figure out loading the bobbin and threading her!
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    From what I understand, this kind of cabinet is called a "Coffin Lid"??
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    What a wonderful find! DH is definitely a keeper!!!

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    Beautiful!

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    Lucky you that is a beauty.

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    They are both keepers!!! It looks like its in very good shape!
    Now take hubby fishing! ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by marsye
    They are both keepers!!! It looks like its in very good shape!
    Now take hubby fishing! ;-)
    I promise Marsye! Next month, I'm going to actually go with him and brave going out on the ocean in a boat...~shudder~ :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee
    Quote Originally Posted by marsye
    They are both keepers!!! It looks like its in very good shape!
    Now take hubby fishing! ;-)
    I promise Marsye! Next month, I'm going to actually go with him and brave going out on the ocean in a boat...~shudder~ :lol: :lol: :lol:
    uh oh!!! Better take some Dramamine :thumbup:

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    Charlee, that is in absolutely gorgeous condition!!! And yes that is a "Coffin top".

    Its rare that you find one that complete and with the majority of the decals left on it. Not too many folks know this but look at the Presser Foot closely....... that is a glass Presser Foot. It was a proprietary feature with the W&W's.

    That is a great collectors piece!!

    Oh and tell your Hubby I love him too!!!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    Billy

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    :) Thanks! William laughed and blew you a kiss Billy...should I be worried? :lol:

    Serial # is 434598...she has the early version of tensioner...but has the release bar on the bobbin case...guessing she was born sometime about 1880...would that be right?

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    You are lucky lady. She's a beauty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee
    :) Thanks! William laughed and blew you a kiss Billy...should I be worried? :lol:

    Serial # is 434598...she has the early version of tensioner...but has the release bar on the bobbin case...guessing she was born sometime about 1880...would that be right?
    I really have not the faintest idea about dating the W&W's. My buddy Miller would know for sure, he is the resident expert on the W&W 8's on the NB and I am thinking he has 3 or 4 and one being an Antebellum issue. I will email him and find out for you.

    That is his all time favorite machine in the whole world!!

    Billy

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    :mrgreen: WOW :mrgreen: Take the dramamine , he deserves it :wink:

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    drooling....
    That is so awesome.

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    Beautiful....I have an old one in my basement , similar, I should polish it up. Do you mind me asking what you paid.

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    Charlee I sent Miller an email and I should hear back from him soon. I lifted the photos of it to help him date it just in case the serial was a between year.

    I am going to have to pull a road trip I can see that!!

    Billy

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    I don't mind at all Dahna...too much for our financial condition right at the moment, but he'd been saving for his fishing trip, so he parted with $100.00 for her...

    I think I'll name her "Ellen" after my g-g-grandmother! :)

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    don't let that DH get away!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lostn51
    Charlee I sent Miller an email and I should hear back from him soon. I lifted the photos of it to help him date it just in case the serial was a between year.

    I am going to have to pull a road trip I can see that!!

    Billy
    Billy, you and your family have a place to stay if you do! :D Thanks for checking with Miller....I appreciate it! :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee
    I don't mind at all Dahna...too much for our financial condition right at the moment, but he'd been saving for his fishing trip, so he parted with $100.00 for her...

    I think I'll name her "Ellen" after my g-g-grandmother! :)
    $100?!?! They gave it away.... :shock: :shock:

    Yep I am coming for sure!!!!!

    Billy

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    How sweet .. kudos to your DH!

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    It's beautiful! What a find! Both your husband and the sewing machine! :)

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    What a beautiful find!!!

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    What a great find! Way to go DH. He's a gem.

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    Lucky, lucky!!! Beautiful machine, and what a great bargainer your DH is!!

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    That is gorgeous. Get out the polish often & it will stay like new forever.

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