Old 05-30-2018, 10:24 AM
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Default Hengstenberg

Advertised on CL for $20 - pic of case only. It was the husband's grandmother's. When she died, he took it for his wife to sew on. Didn't have a key and couldn't open it, so it sat in the basement for years. Had no idea what was in it. My hubby took the key from our grandfather clock and it opened. Look at what was inside. It was an OMG moment. It's a 1899 Hengstenberg - J. Silberg Mother of Pearl inlays, Hand Crank w/wood top cover - #550907. Manufactured in Bielefeld, Germany. Even got an oil can.
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Old 05-30-2018, 10:33 AM
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another great find.. transverse shuttle. nice decals. I bet opening the case took your breath away.
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Old 05-30-2018, 11:22 AM
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The decals are amazing.
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Old 05-30-2018, 01:21 PM
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Wow, that is such a pretty machine! What a find!
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Old 05-30-2018, 05:15 PM
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What a fabulous buy and a gorgeous machine.
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Old 05-30-2018, 05:41 PM
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Oh my word! What a find--and for 20 bucks?? She is gorgeous. Never heard of this make, though.
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Old 05-30-2018, 06:09 PM
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Very nice. Lucky you. Ace Hardware may have a key that will work for your machine. There is a picture with dimensions at post #18 of http://www.victoriansweatshop.com/po...1306?trail=100 Janey - Neat people never make the exciting discoveries I do.
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Old 05-30-2018, 06:17 PM
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You must be living right! That's an awesome piece of history!
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Old 05-31-2018, 06:04 AM
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That is utterly beautiful. I am so glad you opened the cabinet and didn't give it away sight unseen. I hope it sews. It would be so neat to have a project next to it that you made on this gorgeous machine.
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She is a prize!! Beautiful machine!! So glad you have found her and plan on helping her sing again!
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