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Help! Info on Minnesota Treadle Sewing Machine

Old 01-08-2020, 08:57 PM
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Can anyone help me date a Minnesota Model B sewing machine (serial D1480630) or give me more info? I bought it from a swap site for only $35 and want to get it in working condition. Any and all help is welcome!

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Old 01-09-2020, 08:04 AM
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Welcome aboard. Your Minnesota was sold by Sears. They put their name on machines that were made by others.
If you pull the machine up in the cabinet and give us a pic of the side of the machine facing the user, we may be able to help you more.

It is a vibrating shuttle machine and hopefully you will find a bullet shaped shuttle and a bobbin under the slides by the needle.
They are also called long bobbin machines.
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From what I can see, I'd guess it's made by Davis. Sears had several Mfg make machines under the "Minnesota" badge over they years.
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More pics to look at. I'm guessing the machine is from the early 1900s?
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Originally Posted by anorem View Post
More pics to look at. I'm guessing the machine is from the early 1900s?
I love the old treadles. They are so beautiful! Congratulations on your score. You should be able to get it cleaned up easily enough. If the cabinet needs work, please use a fine furniture refinisher. Worth it for a treasure.
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It looks to me that it would have been made by Davis. I found another thread about the "Minnesota B" and it looks like it may take a different needle. Hopefully, someone (Jon?) will verify and let you know which needle is needed for a "Minnesota B"

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It looks to me that it would have been made by Davis. I found another thread about the "Minnesota B" and it looks like it may take a different needle. Hopefully, someone (Jon?) will verify and let you know which needle is needed for a "Minnesota B"

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All Minnie B's are Davis Model G and use Davis Long, Boye 10, 1x2 needles. Needles, bobbins, and shuttles though not made anymore can be found on ebay. The Model G is unique in that the footprint is larger than 3/4 size and smaller than full size. The B was made from roughly 1905-1910. Appears as though she will be ready for action with a little clean up and oil. Enjoy!

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Originally Posted by jlhmnj View Post
All Minnie B's are Davis Model G and use Davis Long, Boye 10, 1x2 needles. Needles, bobbins, and shuttles though not made anymore can be found on ebay. The Model G is unique in that the footprint is larger than 3/4 size and smaller than full size. The B was made from roughly 1905-1910. Appears as though she will be ready for action with a little clean up and oil. Enjoy!

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