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Thread: Franklin Hand Crank

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    Franklin Hand Crank

    Just picked up this little beauty for $35. 1900-1910 Franklin hand crank made by the Davis Sewing Machine Co. for Sears. It is a badged Minnesota "D" sewing machine. This is a before pic, haven't cleaned it yet.Name:  Franklin front resize.jpg
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    Great price for a lovely machine. You got lucky.
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    It's beautiful and a hand crank! And you got it for a steal... Doesn't look like it needs much cleaning, either. Congrats.
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    Great buy. Looks like it was well cared for.
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    Such a cute machine!! Great find!!
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    And a pawfoot base.. what a wonder you have. Now I have to clean the drool off of my shirt.
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    ​What a little beauty at a super price!

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    When I got my Davis HC it took me a week or so to identify it. I couldn't read a thing on it.
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    I've been watching Call the Midwife and they use a hand crank on the show.
    What a great find! I'm happy for you

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    Dollyo, that is a beauty. I swear I live in the wrong place at the wrong time.

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    That is a beauty! Congrats!
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