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Thread: Got a Minnesota sewing machine for Christmas

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    I have never owned a vintage sewing machine before and don't know anything about them. It was given to me as a decoration for my sewing room. I didn't get anything else with it, just what's in the pictures. Please tell me anything you know!
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    sweet!!!!

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    She is pretty :D:D:D

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    how pretty

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    very nice I never heard of this brand before

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    Wow. I don't know anything about this brand, but I am fascinated by the vintage machines. I would enjoy looking at it too.

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    Does it have a serial number? That might tell you more about it. There were only a few companies making machines, but they labeled them for store and other companies.

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    Go to the virtual vintage machine thread lots of answers to questions.

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-43881-1.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by irishrose
    Does it have a serial number? That might tell you more about it. There were only a few companies making machines, but they labeled them for store and other companies.
    There is a number in the last picture, but I don't know if it's the serial number since that piece seems to come off the machine. The number on that is 1163055N.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hosta
    very nice I never heard of this brand before
    This was the machine that Sears and Roebuck sold back in the early 1900's. And it is a really nice example with the decals almost intact, I think Davis were badging the machines for them at the time.

    Billy

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    WOW WOW WOW - look at the height of that throat area...

    looks like you could get a king size quilt in there.

    What's the height? What's the distance from the needle to the right?

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    When you said you got a Minnesota machine I thought you were going to say you got a Viking! I have never heard of the Minnesota.
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    Wowzers! Great decorations on that machine! So cool

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maia B
    Wowzers! Great decorations on that machine! So cool
    I know, they're really pretty and seems to be in decent condition.

    Quote Originally Posted by sandyl
    When you said you got a Minnesota machine I thought you were going to say you got a Viking! I have never heard of the Minnesota.
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    I never have either, but I don't know anything about vintage machines in the first place! :lol:

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    It looks like a treadle machine to me. Sweet looking. Bullet type bobbin. Can't tell if the bobbin case is there or not. Great decals. Go to the virtual area and Billy has put up a tute on cleaning up these babies. I printed them out and am just waiting for a couple good days so I can do my 'oldies' but goodies.

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    Beautiful machine. I would be tempted to add a hand crank to her.

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    Beautiful machine!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandyl
    When you said you got a Minnesota machine I thought you were going to say you got a Viking! I have never heard of the Minnesota.
    Sandy
    ROFL :thumbup:

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    Nice addition to any sewing room. Does she have a name yet? Scrollwork is is great shape!

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltinghere
    WOW WOW WOW - look at the height of that throat area...

    looks like you could get a king size quilt in there.

    What's the height? What's the distance from the needle to the right?
    The harp height is 6" and the distance from the right of the needle to the right side of the machine is 7 1/2" at the bed line and 8 1/2" in the middle (the right side of the machine curves in toward the bed).

    Quote Originally Posted by OneMoreQuilt
    Nice addition to any sewing room. Does she have a name yet? Scrollwork is is great shape!
    Gosh, I didn't even think of a name for her yet. My hubby is oiling her now and trying to figure out how she works. :)

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    What a pretty lady !

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    Look here :
    serendipityhandmade.blogspot.com/2009/10/vintage-thingies-thursday-minnesota.html

    And EBay has one for sale, take a look there too.

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    Wow, that's a beauty!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D

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    A Beauty for sure :-D :thumbup:

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    Wow!! I love vintage anything!! She's a beauty! Have fun with her!! :D :D ;) ;)

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