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Thread: Got my Demorest

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    Got my Demorest

    Pictures when I get home
    My name is Cathy - and I'm addicted to old sewing machines and their attachments.

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    Can hardly wait for you to get home!
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    Teasing us!
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    Home Yet?????
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    we got home yesterday afternoon. I posted pictures but I think I got distracted before I clicked "post" and then forgot and closed my window.

    I asked about the history of the machine - the lady said she use to live in WI - and while visiting there her husband found this in a shop - and had to have it. So they hauled it down to GA. And now I've hauled it back north to SD.

    Here is the machine. I have all the knobs, but some didn't have the bolt on the inside to hold them in place so I took them off and put them inside the drawers.



    Also got the manual and some attachments. The manual is missing some of the back pages that explain the attachments, but the important part on how to thread and use the machine is there.



    The attachment box only has the shirr and underbraider plate, and the tucker. This would have come with bed mount hemmers, so hopefully I have some that will fit. I'm pretty sure I have a some with the notched plate like this - so I'm hopeful but don't have time yet to go dig them out.
    My name is Cathy - and I'm addicted to old sewing machines and their attachments.

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    I like it! A very nice looking set of irons, a walnut cabinet and lid instead of the more usual oak of the time, and a very nice looking machine. I really like the squared off "fiddle base" on that one. The manual even if incomplete and attachments are great to have too.
    Nice get!
    Rodney
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    trouble and annoyance" Quote from Singer Model 99 Manual

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    Great find.... Awesome.. 1 down!

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    Nice machine. I see that it even has cabinet keys in the attachment box.
    Sweet Caroline

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    Was Demorest made by someone else?
    Nice project, how exciting!
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    Demorest was it's own company. They were part of Demorest Fashion at one point - in case you look at fashion from the late 1800's. They went out of business not long after the turn of the century.
    My name is Cathy - and I'm addicted to old sewing machines and their attachments.

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    What a classy machine and beautiful cabinet! When does your museum open?

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