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    Old 04-29-2020, 10:41 PM
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    I recently picked up an old Cinderella sewing machine and am trying to find more info on it. Specifically the age and who manufactured it. Cant figure out how to get the photos off my phone to upload on this post.
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    Old 04-30-2020, 05:28 AM
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    We like pictures. You will probably need to reduce or compress the picture to a file size that is smaller than 2MB How to post images can be found at https://www.quiltingboard.com/attach...020-01-17-.pdf
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    I initially thought you were referring to the Japanese made Cinderella ( https://www.quiltingboard.com/attach...derella-1-.jpg ), until I reread and you said it was a hand crank. I wonder if you have one like Cinderella



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    Old 04-30-2020, 09:21 PM
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    Here are some photos of the machine. Any info anyone could share would be appreciated.
    Attached Thumbnails 20200430_182548.jpg   20200430_182612.jpg   20200430_182628.jpg   20200430_182634.jpg   20200430_182640.jpg  

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    Old 05-01-2020, 01:08 AM
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    This is a badged German machine: it was manufactured by Biesolt & Locke in Meissen, Germany.
    German machines were often given "commercial" names when sold abroad, especially after World War I when a German name was not exactly PR positive -even the British Royal family changed their German name to Windsor lol. So machines for exportation were often sent with no name and sellers would add a name which was bound to appeal to their custommers according to the country.
    On your machine, the maker's name has even been removed from the logo on the bed, contrary to the machine on this listing https://www.ebay.fr/itm/Antique-Afra...-/273964281280
    I don't think it would be possible to give a precise date of manufacturing since factory records are usually lost.
    Yet, I would think your machine was made in the 1920s...
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    Old 05-01-2020, 03:16 AM
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    Where on earth did you find it and does that little gem still sew?
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    Old 05-01-2020, 05:12 AM
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    Thank you so much for the information. It was pretty much I thought. Do these typically have more or less value then the domestic brands?
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    Old 05-01-2020, 05:14 AM
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    I found this and a beautiful singer hand crank at an estate sale from a collector that had 21 vintage machines of different styles and types. I should have bought them all, but dont have room.
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    I am in Europe so I cannot say about value in America. I don't think they are very collectable.
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    Old 05-01-2020, 07:10 AM
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    Thanks for the pictures. It looks like Seb nailed it. Something that I noticed is that the machine linked to doesn't have the handle for the crank. The picture posted here looks to have a wooden handle. From my understanding most of the European hand crank machines had a ceramic handle. Of course as old as the machine is, it is quite possible that it broke and a wooden handle replaced it. It seems in my younger years that the hardware stores would carry replacement handles.

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    Old 05-02-2020, 04:42 AM
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    She's a beautiful little machine!! She would be fun to work with! Lucky find!!
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