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    Frankliv Sewing Machine

    Does anyone know much about these machines? My hubby found one out for garbage and stoped and got it for me, It's really neat looking but don't know a thing about it. Needs a good cleaning for sure, has the original cord & light to it??? Thanks!!! Sorry should be Franklin!
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    I have one, am not sure if it is the same as the one you have. Mine was an old treadle at one time. It is beautiful. It is now electric, and the bobbin winder is giving me a problem. I have got to somehow put another motor on to wind the bobbin. The Kranklin is actually a Kenmore. I have a manual for mine. The # on mine is 81748. They are pretty machines. They look a lot like the Singer 127.
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    My Franklin

    This is my Franklin, hope this helps you out on yours. Granny
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    Thanks so much Granny, I posted a picture but in mail topics. I couldn't get it to add to this page??
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    http://www.quiltingboard.com/main-f1...e-t176204.html

    I linked to your picture post. Your Franklin is a badged White Rotary. (Really do love those decals!) I put a link to some information on Whites in your picture post.
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    Thank you so much, I love the machine, he also found the petle ( has the one where you hit with your knee I think??)& light. I hope I can get it fixed up. I can't see why someone would throw it in the trash??


    Quote Originally Posted by Bennett View Post
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/main-f1...e-t176204.html

    I linked to your picture post. Your Franklin is a badged White Rotary. (Really do love those decals!) I put a link to some information on Whites in your picture post.
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    Your machine is a beauty. Do you do your own work on it? I can't wait to see if mine will run??



    Quote Originally Posted by Grannyh67 View Post
    This is my Franklin, hope this helps you out on yours. Granny
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    She is a beauty. Enjoy

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    Such a beautiful machine, beautiful!

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    Wow, check out those decals! How cool are they? Your hubby made a nice find!
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    Thank you, he sure did, so glad he thought of me when he found it.
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    I do what I can on my machines, I am learning with the help og this group. They are great. Granny
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    I do workk on it, I do all I can. I oil and clean. Have ordered a few parts, like belt, sliding front plate. Learning as I do with the help of this group. Granny
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    Here is a link to the ISMAc site re: Franklin SM's (Sears Roebuck) (?)

    Scroll down pst all the pictures for a list of machines, etc.

    http://www.ismacs.net/sears/sears.html

    Confusing as all get out!
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    Thank you.
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    I bought a Franklin treadle about 12 years ago but have never used it. Did some research and found info on ismacs.net (international sewing machine collectors society). It looks just like Granny67's machine but the decals are faded. Anyway, ismacs said the Franklin was manufactured by Domestic Sewing Machine Co of Buffalo, NY in 1911. It was almost an exact copy of the Singer 27/127. "The Franklin was decorated with Egyptian styled decalcomania, clearly in imitation of Singer's beautiful Memphis decoration theme". I believe they were sold through Sears.
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