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Just wanted to share a Domascus Grand and mini

Just wanted to share a Domascus Grand and mini

Old 11-05-2021, 11:53 PM
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Grammies and mini
The treadle was my great grandmas and the mini was a "I can't resist temptation" on Goodwill auctions. They were both made by National for Montgomery Ward in the 1920's. Both stitch, the mini is a chain stitcher that skips from time to time, it's ok for basting. The Grand is near perfect, I have even modified a button holer to fit it.

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Old 11-06-2021, 02:26 AM
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Sorry, the link didn't work for me. It just wanted me to sign in to google.
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Old 11-06-2021, 04:49 AM
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...Both stitch, the mini is a chain stitcher that skips from time to time, it's ok for basting. The Grand is near perfect, I have even modified a button holer to fit it.
Welcome to QB. Nice looking machines.

Do you have a clamp for the mini? I've heard that those chain stitchers really don't work well when just held by hand. It looks like a unique clamp for the mini as it looks like a rod that is bent and tapped for the clamp screw.

I'm thinking that there were buttonhole attachments that were made for the top clamp machines, so was wondering what modification you made and to what buttonhole attachment.

Fortunately, I was able to get to your link. Did you link because the picture would not post? If so, it is probably because the file size larger than 2MB. I know it says 5MB is maximum, however that isn't true. Another problem is having to scroll to the far right of the page to find the "Upload" button. I and others believe that it is better to actually attach pictures on the thread, rather than link. That way if something should happen with the offsite host that the picture would still be available, especially for those of us that like to research the machines and such. You will find a lot of empty pictures on forums because of such things happening.

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Old 11-06-2021, 04:50 AM
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Beautiful machines. The size difference is amazing.
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Old 11-06-2021, 08:16 AM
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Not truly new to board, thank you for welcome back, couldn't log into account from 2013 "Mary&me". Gave the General to my niece, she adores it.

I retrieved the Grand from my grandma's house, it had been her mother in law's machine, grandma is 94 this year.

The mini was missing the clamp, I was able to find some examples online, essentially a "C" clamp made from a round bar, I made one, but the machine would walk out of it. So I cut down a 3 way clamp from Harbor freight, and threaded the hole to match.

The button holer for the Grand was not as easy, but I wanted one. I found one for a Westinghouse machine, but the foot on the Grand is much shorter (just fit with the foot up, no clearance for work piece). The bar is als wider on the Grand, so I ground out the difference on the attachment and pressed the spring holding the holers foot flat. It works great, but tight to get material under (about 1/8 with foot up).

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glad you found "a workaround" for the buttonholer & clamp. And especially glad that you got and are using an inherited machine.

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I love old memories, and things that were meant to last. I also have and use regularly a KitchenAid from 1946, my grandma said it was the first electric appliance her mom bought when they got electricity at the ranch.
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