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Old 01-01-2015, 01:17 PM
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http://indianapolis.craigslist.org/atq/4827960400.html
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Old 01-01-2015, 01:25 PM
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Odd you would say that - I have the bill of sale and the original manual. Pics are on the way.
HHHMMMMM That should raise the price of it some eh??? The original Brother sold in the US.

Oh dear for that ad I just copied the front page of the manual... LOL
I'd like to have a pic of that manual and bill of sale for my personal info. Kingston was one of the first badge names Brother put on their machines. I don't think it was for a particular store or distributor(like Wizard or Gambles for example) because it's one of the machine names that Brother used in their own ads. I know that Brother opened their own distribution centers in the US in 1954. If your machine was sold here in 1952, then they must have used another distributor before they had their own here. This also gives me an earlier time frame for that model/style of machine. I'll have to start looking for magazine ads earlier than 1954.

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Old 01-01-2015, 01:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Cari-in-Oly View Post
I'd like to have a pic of that manual and bill of sale for my personal info. Kingston was one of the first badge names Brother put on their machines. I don't think it was for a particular store or distributor(like Wizard or Gambles for example) because it's one of the machine names that Brother used in their own ads. I know that Brother opened their own distribution centers in the US in 1954. If your machine was sold here in 1952, then they must have used another distributor before they had their own here. This also gives me an earlier time frame for that model/style of machine. I'll have to start looking for magazine ads earlier than 1954.

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I would have guessed the 1960s until I saw that date. The manual is really in nice shape. But the 1952 date is late December so possibly only a year off - we are in a different part of the country, too. The machine came from a small sewing machine dealer that used to be about a mile from where I live but was picked up out of town. LOL
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Old 01-01-2015, 01:38 PM
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Originally Posted by miriam View Post
http://indianapolis.craigslist.org/atq/4827960400.html
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I just contacted the guy he has no clue. Somebody needs to buy that - I'm thinking Wheeler and Wilson.
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Old 01-01-2015, 01:52 PM
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Originally Posted by miriam View Post
I would have guessed the 1960s until I saw that date. The manual is really in nice shape. But the 1952 date is late December so possibly only a year off - we are in a different part of the country, too. The machine came from a small sewing machine dealer that used to be about a mile from where I live but was picked up out of town. LOL
I think that might be an "8".
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Old 01-01-2015, 02:25 PM
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I just contacted the guy he has no clue. Somebody needs to buy that - I'm thinking Wheeler and Wilson.
He is selling it for his mother who is old and he is out of town. Does anybody want it? I think it might be a nice machine maybe a 9. No idea if there is anything with it. There is a hack guy lives up near there... I'm over run here...

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Old 01-01-2015, 02:40 PM
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Originally Posted by QuiltingVagabond View Post
I think that might be an "8".
That's what I was thinking too. It's too different from the other 2s. I really thought the machine looked like a later 50's machine.

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Old 01-01-2015, 02:43 PM
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Originally Posted by miriam View Post
I would have guessed the 1960s until I saw that date. The manual is really in nice shape. But the 1952 date is late December so possibly only a year off - we are in a different part of the country, too. The machine came from a small sewing machine dealer that used to be about a mile from where I live but was picked up out of town. LOL
Miriam one of the tells between a 50s machine or a 60s machine is the tension assembly style. This machine actually looks mid to late 50s.

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Old 01-01-2015, 03:17 PM
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looks like 12/22/ 1958
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Originally Posted by Cari-in-Oly View Post
Miriam one of the tells between a 50s machine or a 60s machine is the tension assembly style. This machine actually looks mid to late 50s.

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Well I only can go by the paper work - mystery?
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