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Thread: New National hand crank

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    This New National #2980187 machine I've had for a while. I oiled it a little and the crank turned really smooth. The shuttle looks like new with only one bobbin-skinny funny looking. It's HEAVY! It has Light Running Trade Mark with a greyhound symbol. Also No. 4477 Mayo 18 1904. It is hinged in back to open to simple workings.
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    Lovely machine.

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    Are you going to be using it? I don't think I'm coordinated enough to use a hand crank :D It's a beautiful machine though!

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    We've come a long way, Baby..............

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    It's just beautiful - I love old machines!

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    Quote Originally Posted by virtualbernie
    Are you going to be using it? I don't think I'm coordinated enough to use a hand crank :D It's a beautiful machine though!
    I think I may. The crank turns so easily that you may have more control than one might think. It would be fun to piece a quilt with it just to say I did!

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    I saw a beautiful hand crank today on Ebay. The condition was excellent.

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    My husband converted one of my old machines to a hand crank for my daughter when she was young, wanted to sew, but was afraid of the machine. She's a leftie, so the hand crank was perfect for her! She made me promise never to sell that machine, even though she's not into sewing (20yo and interested in makeup!).

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    Quote Originally Posted by virtualbernie
    Are you going to be using it? I don't think I'm coordinated enough to use a hand crank :D It's a beautiful machine though!
    :lol: :lol: I can barely walk and chew gum at the same time! :oops: I'm not sure I could manage a hand crank machine! It sure is a beauty, though!! :wink:

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    Oh that looks like so much fun!!

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    I have a hand crank from Germany. It's wonderfully challenging to sew on but goes great once you get the hand of it. I heard somewhere that there's hand crank clubs that you have to use one when they get together to sew or you can't be in the club.

    Btw: Your's a a BEAUTIFUL machine. Hang onto it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plainjane
    Quote Originally Posted by virtualbernie
    Are you going to be using it? I don't think I'm coordinated enough to use a hand crank :D It's a beautiful machine though!
    I think I may. The crank turns so easily that you may have more control than one might think. It would be fun to piece a quilt with it just to say I did!
    Oh, by the way, I am going to have to find out what kind of needle will fit it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by plainjane
    Quote Originally Posted by plainjane
    Quote Originally Posted by virtualbernie
    Are you going to be using it? I don't think I'm coordinated enough to use a hand crank :D It's a beautiful machine though!
    I think I may. The crank turns so easily that you may have more control than one might think. It would be fun to piece a quilt with it just to say I did!
    Oh, by the way, I am going to have to find out what kind of needle will fit it!
    Probaby the 15X1 needles will fit. A lot of the older machines use those.

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    What a beautiful machine!!
    Enjoy!!!!!!!! :D

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    Gorgeous machine and beautiful condition. Thats a real show piece.

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    What a Beautiful treasure!! :D I am so happy for you that you have found this beauty. Please keep us posted when you use it & how your project turned out!! I will be anxiously waiting to know.
    :D :D :D :D

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    Wow.

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    Do you know where it was made & what year. Very vintage looking & has an English look, in my opinion. I may be off on my guess, but it's very lovely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheila Elaine
    Do you know where it was made & what year. Very vintage looking & has an English look, in my opinion. I may be off on my guess, but it's very lovely.
    Actually, I think it was made in Mexico! One of the decals says Mayo (spanish, I'm thinking) 18, 1904. It does look victorian, though.

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    Resurrecting a dead thread. One of the machines we bought today looks just like this one, down to the Mayo 18, 1904 stencil. Very cool looking small machine that weighs as much as a bigger one.

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    Just terrific what a treasure thank you for sharing.
    Have a Blessed day
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    What a nice machine. So lucky to have it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinkCastleDH View Post
    Resurrecting a dead thread. One of the machines we bought today looks just like this one, down to the Mayo 18, 1904 stencil. Very cool looking small machine that weighs as much as a bigger one.
    Given that this is the picture forum (I originally thought it was the vintage forum) I probably should include some pictures. It hasn't been cleaned yet but the decals look to be in good shape. One of the pictures is an attempt to show the model number and date stencil.
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