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Thread: My 1877 sewing machine.

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    I was telling some one on the board about this machine and she suggested I post a pic. It was dated by the Smithonian (sp) as being made in 1877.
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    That is neat. Thanks fot the pic.

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    What a special treasure you have..Thanks for sharing.
    Linda B. on the "sunny" today Cal-Ore border

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    WOW a true peice of History 1877, can you see some one using this machine back them...Oh does it work? looks like it might.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gunny148
    WOW a true peice of History 1877, can you see some one using this machine back them...Oh does it work? looks like it might.
    We were told it needed a curved needle to sew. I knew I would never sew on it so I did not search for the needle. It's in beautiful condition. Right now it is in Olivia's bedroom and everytime I go in there I add a new bruise to my thigh. :roll:
    I have some other old machines in the great room that if I can sell I'll move the 1877 out there.

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    A real piece of social history. Lucky you :-D :-D :-D

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    A real piece of social history. Lucky you :-D :-D :-D

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    thnx for sharing...

    that is really something special

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    Thx for sharing! Lovely machine!

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    She is a treasure.

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    What a treasure and to have it dated by the Smithsonian!
    I loved seeing this, thanks for sharing.

    (Oh and if you get tired of the bumps and bruises, I'll gladly take it off your hands.....lololol)

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    Holy cow, I've never seen anything like it! Thanks for sharing :D:D
    Has Billy seen it???????

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    Its a real piece of history, continue to take good care of it, its a beauty!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sueisallaboutquilts
    Holy cow, I've never seen anything like it! Thanks for sharing :D:D
    Has Billy seen it???????
    I don't know if BIlly's seen it or not, but here it is. :roll:

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    Amazing! I would love to see more pics of it -- perhaps some straight on so we could see it from the front? :wink: :wink: Thanks so much for sharing this with us!! :thumbup:

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    Wow! Nice!!

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    how cool is that!

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    What a different looking machine.

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    Here are some more pic of the 1877 sewing machine

    front view
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    over head view
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    recessed well
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    What a beautiful piece of history you have :D:D:D

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