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Been to the auctions and bought three machines

Old 01-19-2016, 01:27 PM
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[ATTACH=CONFIG]540595[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]540596[/ATTACH] This is the VISTA

[ATTACH=CONFIG]540597[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]540598[/ATTACH] This is the Frister & Rossmann

[ATTACH=CONFIG]540599[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]540600[/ATTACH] I have no idea what this one is? Maybe a Willcox Gibbs clone or knockoff. Now how do I go about dating and identifying models? Appreciate any help you can give. I have found them on the internet, but no models or dates like with Singer.
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Old 01-19-2016, 01:44 PM
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Nice haul!!!!
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Old 01-19-2016, 02:44 PM
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the "arched top" machine looks like a Gold Medal. If so, it dates to around 1880 or so. I am shopping for one of that as we speak! was that the "big auction site"?? if so, I must have missed it... Good find!!!
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Dang! You did real good! I love your choices. I wish we had auctions around here. I went to one once in southern California and it was very exciting!
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Old 01-19-2016, 03:07 PM
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That Vesta is very unique with that large wheel. Looks like you will be oiling and cleaning these new "children". Enjoy.
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Old 01-19-2016, 03:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Maggie77802 View Post
. Now how do I go about dating and identifying models? Appreciate any help you can give. I have found them on the internet, but no models or dates like with Singer.
Maggie, For the F&R, look at the gold badge behind the bobbin winder to see if there is a specific distributor or agent listed, as perhaps W. Pierssene. this will help with the dating. Read about the Vesta on Alex's sewalot site http://www.sewalot.com/sewalot_index.htm...Very nice sm, enjoy.
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or you can look here
http://fiddlebase.jimdo.com/dating-frister-rossmann/
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Boy, you won the lottery by the looks of that "herd." Nice!
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Wow!!!!!!!!!!!! You REALLY got a fabulous haul!!!
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Old 01-20-2016, 10:05 AM
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That little Vesta makes my heart sing - and long, and ache, and desire...

It's a beauty; the entire lot is beautiful, but that Vesta is the Besta! Does it want to move to North Dakota for a change of scenery?
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