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    Old 03-19-2014, 07:50 PM
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    Default It arrived safe and sound: Early Emile James Patcher

    This Emile James Patcher is the grand daddy of the Singer 29 series (and most of the other UFA (universal feed arm) machines. This machine can sew in any direction at any time, treadle or handcrank.
    Too cool!

    This machine may date to the end of or at least within 5 years of the end of the American Civil War.

    This pic is for Macybaby who with the awesome help of her significant other managed to pack this so well nothing moved. Well done, wheew.

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    Since I have my Apprentice on a lesson that will occupy his attention for several Wednesday sessions (muhahaha) I am beginning the cleanup now. more pics to follow.
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    Old 03-19-2014, 08:00 PM
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    Very nice! Nice details on the hand wheel.
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    Old 03-20-2014, 03:24 AM
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    OMG! Where in the world do these relics turn up? Great find.
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    They turn up in the strangest places. This one was in a little hole-in-the-wall town in south western MN. Thanks to the internet, the neat old items can be paired with someone that is going to take care of them and love them for what they are.

    While we were loading this up, the lady commented that if no one had bought it, she was planning on putting it out in the yard as a lawn ornament - and rather amused (but glad) that someone wanted to fix it up and make it usable as a sewing machine again.

    BTW- Steve, we have lots of pictures of the disassembly if you want them.

    I don't see the little wooden drawer with the snuff tin full of "spears" - this thing takes some pretty stout needles!
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    Waiting to see more!!!!!
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    Old 03-20-2014, 04:42 AM
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    Wow that machine looks awesome! I'm jealous
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    Old 03-20-2014, 06:11 AM
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    Can't wait to see the progress pics and report.
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    Very cool...I want to see how that machine works. "Every direction," that puts the ZZ feature to shame!

    ~ Cindy
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    Old 03-20-2014, 08:07 AM
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    Ok folks... Sorry for the delay but once I started last night I could not stop.... It was 11:30 when I finished cleaning and re-assembling.

    Get ready for a bunch of pictures! I have sized them all to 640x480 and will try to do no more then 4 to a post to make it easier for dial-up folks.

    So, the seller told me it was "pretty much rusted up"

    Well is how the parts looked when they arrived.
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    and after a gentle wipe down with a microfiber cloth and sewing machine oil
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    The monster drive wheel....
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    and clean...
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    Old 03-20-2014, 08:10 AM
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    Here is the long leg.

    Before...
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    after...
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    here is the "spreader"... this took a toothbrush and oil to clean out...
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    but worth it. (You can't see it in this pic but there is gold-work remaining on the lettering that will be seen in a later pic)
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