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Help Identify Windsor Sewing Machine

Old 10-10-2021, 02:55 PM
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I recently picked up a Montgomery Ward "Windsor" treadle sewing machine in its original cabinet. I was wondering if anyone could help me with any information about the machine. The model/serial number by the presser foot reads 1965209. There is also a small letter A above the serial number and a larger number 5 to the upper left. The 7-drawer cabinet has 6 curved drawers (three on each side) with the handles inset into the wood and one swing-out center drawer. Most pictures of similar cabinets that I find only have 5 drawers. I including pictures in the first two comments below.

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Old 10-10-2021, 02:56 PM
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Full cabinet view
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Old 10-10-2021, 02:58 PM
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Close up of machine
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Welcome MissTerri. You have what is considered a badged machine. Montgomery Wards was able to buy machines made by National. I believe you have what would be considered a model named VB-TT Type 3 as seen at http://needlebar.org/nbwiki/index.ph...uttle_Machines

National machines are hard to date, but, if I were to guess, I would probably around 1900 give or take a few years.

I'm not sure if this machine would have the hand wheel go in the opposite direction than modern machines.

I'm fairly certain that your machine would use a 20x1 needle. Some have used a modern 15x1 needle by dropping it a bit.

To post pictures on QB they need to be smaller than 2MB - my stock post about posting pictures:
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Our Workbench, thank you so much for taking the time to answer my post in such a helpful manner! The chart from Needlebar.org is extremely helpful. I also appreciate your tips on how to post photos on the QB site. You have gone above and beyond and I appreciate it immensely!
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