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11-12-2021, 10:13 AM
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Posted By jlhmnj

Try the online sale sites. Jon

Try the online sale sites.

Jon
10-28-2021, 08:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 523
Posted By jlhmnj

Davis only made vibrating shuttle underfeeds for...

Davis only made vibrating shuttle underfeeds for Sears. Here is a cleaner pdf copy of the Burdick manual. I can't recall ever seeing a Davis model E / Minnesota A manual. There are a few similar...
10-28-2021, 07:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 523
Posted By jlhmnj

Your A was made in 1905 and is a Davis Model E. ...

Your A was made in 1905 and is a Davis Model E. This model uses unique Davis long needles and bobbins. Here is a link to a similar Davis Burdick manual.
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10-27-2021, 04:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 523
Posted By jlhmnj

The serial number is needed for a manufacture...

The serial number is needed for a manufacture date. The serials all begin with "D" and are on the front slide plate. Davis sewing machines made for Sears were all made in Dayton, Ohio and shipped...
05-30-2021, 11:19 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 47,720
Posted By jlhmnj

This Minnesota was made in 1900 and is a Davis...

This Minnesota was made in 1900 and is a Davis model E. Sears Roebuck renamed the model Minnesota A about 1905.

Jon
05-15-2021, 09:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 261
Posted By jlhmnj

Hi Janey, The system 75 or 581 are the same...

Hi Janey,

The system 75 or 581 are the same as the W&G chainstitch needle just a bit longer, roughly 1/8". This needle is used on the American Edge Baster (whatever that is, lol) as well as the...
04-29-2021, 12:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,334
Posted By jlhmnj

Good deal for $6.90. Someone marked it was made...

Good deal for $6.90. Someone marked it was made in 1917. The 7 digit serial number on the front slide plate would be needed to see how accurate this is. Davis NVF or new vertical feed is the make...
04-17-2021, 08:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,337
Posted By jlhmnj

Hi Janey, I've seen Minnesota S that were...

Hi Janey,
I've seen Minnesota S that were Davis M_E, Davis H, and a unique head that I call model Minnesota S which was only made for Sears that I know of. All of these use full sized Davis...
01-03-2021, 07:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 494
Posted By jlhmnj

Hi, Manhattan is a Davis model N which is a...

Hi,

Manhattan is a Davis model N which is a 3/4 sized machine. The needles are called Davis long, Boye 10, 1x2 depending on who makes them. The 3/4 sized shuttle and bobbin are somewhat scarce. ...
12-09-2020, 10:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 481
Posted By jlhmnj

This was made around 1904 - 1905. Jon

This was made around 1904 - 1905.

Jon
11-04-2020, 10:13 AM
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Views: 47,720
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Hi, A number is missing from the serial. Jon

Hi, A number is missing from the serial.

Jon
09-20-2020, 10:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,803
Posted By jlhmnj

I have a little info I can add. D3541666 was...

I have a little info I can add. D3541666 was made late 1909 to early 1910. The website dating info is not correct for this model. Sears referred to the model as Minnesota A9 on their needle packs...
08-20-2020, 05:52 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 47,720
Posted By jlhmnj

MeMawMaw, I have little information on...

MeMawMaw,

I have little information on Unique. It was a popular brand name for Davis. Based on the serial number I received earlier I believe it to be a Davis model H made sometime around 1905. ...
08-01-2020, 02:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,458
Posted By jlhmnj

Good to hear your enjoying your Davis. It looks...

Good to hear your enjoying your Davis. It looks good in the parlor cabinet. The largest needle size is usually around 20/125 though it is not often used. Size 18/110 is much more common. The Davis...
07-28-2020, 02:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 665
Posted By jlhmnj

Singer 9W is an exceptional sewing machine. It...

Singer 9W is an exceptional sewing machine. It can be used with Singer cabinets if you'd like to take it for a spin.

Jon
06-25-2020, 05:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 955
Posted By jlhmnj

Free had a diverse sewing machine product line...

Free had a diverse sewing machine product line and this would be from the Illinois / New Royal side of it. I'd guess this is late enought to use 15x1 needles. The early New Royals used a much...
06-03-2020, 06:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,981
Posted By jlhmnj

Welcome. Looks like all you need is a treadle...

Welcome. Looks like all you need is a treadle belt, sewing machine oil, "Eldredge Rotary" needles, and good instructions. If your lucky you'll have a few bobbins and bobbin case. Here are similar...
05-11-2020, 08:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 989
Posted By jlhmnj

Here is an old Jones pdf manual. Most Jones...

Here is an old Jones pdf manual. Most Jones shuttle machines use 16x1 and 128x1. Very little difference between the 2. Both have a round shank. The Jones medium use 15x1 which is flat shank.
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05-11-2020, 08:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 312
Posted By jlhmnj

You can try Katie at [email protected] She would...

You can try Katie at [email protected] She would probably have something handy or refer you to someone that does.

Jon
05-08-2020, 03:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,458
Posted By jlhmnj

That is impressive getting all of the parts...

That is impressive getting all of the parts together. Nice going.

Jon
05-01-2020, 07:01 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 47,720
Posted By jlhmnj

Davis made New Minnesota A model A10 made in...

Davis made New Minnesota A model A10 made in 1910. Lots of these were made so parts should not be difficult. Uses regular 15x1 needles. Davis made these for Sears mail order catalog.


Jon
04-26-2020, 06:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 933
Posted By jlhmnj

Boye 13 is new old stock so it should be more...

Boye 13 is new old stock so it should be more expensive than used but sometimes a bargain turns up. Try searching National, Eldredge and popular National brand names like Damascus. These will be...
04-22-2020, 01:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,458
Posted By jlhmnj

I hear frequently that vintage machines are...

I hear frequently that vintage machines are scarce there. The new parlor cabinet is about 10 years later than the previous one. This is a Davis New Minnesota A made from about 1909 to 1913. Good...
04-21-2020, 05:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,458
Posted By jlhmnj

Yep, It's a genuine Davis Minnesota A. The...

Yep, It's a genuine Davis Minnesota A. The cabinet originally came with an inset. Perhaps the inset was replaced at one time. A VF2 and NVF will fit. The VF2 is the better match. You'd need to...
04-20-2020, 03:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,458
Posted By jlhmnj

Wow. That is one beautiful sewing machine...

Wow. That is one beautiful sewing machine cabinet. A Davis VF2 would drop right in and uses many of the same parts. I'd never permanently seperate the Minnesota head from the cabinet though. This...
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