ID and Date of machine

Old 04-03-2022, 11:48 AM
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I posted earlier this week wanting info on my great grandmother's MW sewing machine. I have attached more pictures. It has a Nov. 30, 1886 patent date. I have all the parts.
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Old 04-04-2022, 10:41 AM
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Can you post a picture of the other side of the machine? It will be easier to try to identify the manufacturer. I like the decals.
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Old 04-04-2022, 10:44 AM
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Disregard the picture request, I looked at the original post, and you received some helpful responses over there. And based on my experience if OurWorkBench responded with information you may safely assume there isn't much more than what she gave.
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Old 04-05-2022, 07:15 AM
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Thank you, Joe. However, I just have read a lot from those with more experience than I have with these older machines - like jlhmnj, Macybaby, Glenn and SteveH. I also have downloaded the ISMACS Needle List pdf which can be found at https://ismacs.net/needle_and_shank/...edle-list.html

As far as the patent date, while it could have been made shortly thereafter, it could have been many years later. So the only thing a patent date means is that it could not be older than that.


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Old 04-06-2022, 06:17 AM
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National made a lot of early MW machines. but I don't know the dates.
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