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Newly purchased Minnesota "A" treadle

Old 10-28-2019, 11:16 AM
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Just bought this a few weeks ago from a yard sale. I wiped it down a bit and oiled where it needed to be oiled. All I need are a few needles and an extra bobbin shuttle and I'll be ready to stitch! (I'd appreciate help with the needle search)

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Old 10-28-2019, 12:26 PM
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I am not fast with dropping bobbins in to shutlles, but I've never seen a reason for a pre-loaded shuttle.


Great looking machine.

You might find your A in some early Sears catalogs.

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Post #10 here says it is a 15 x 1

more info too. enjoy a read.
https://www.quiltingboard.com/vintage-antique-machine-enthusiasts-f22/minnesota-new-model-sewing-machine-t302106.html
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Originally Posted by leonf View Post
Post #10 here says it is a 15 x 1

more info too. enjoy a read.
https://www.quiltingboard.com/vintage-antique-machine-enthusiasts-f22/minnesota-new-model-sewing-machine-t302106.html

For some reason https://www.quiltingboard.com/vintag...e-t302106.html wasn't a hot link, at least on my computer.

Actually, I think Terry's is a Davis as it has a squarish needle plate like the one in post #6 at https://www.quiltingboard.com/vintag...e-t261883.html I was thinking there are some Davis Minnesota A's that take 15x1 and others that take Davis long. ETA I just read further at that link and Jon said there is a casting and which casting uses which needle at post #8.

Have fun with your "new" machine.

Janey - Neat people never make the exciting discoveries I do.

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Very nice. This is the early Davis A9 made in 1909. You'll need the Davis long 2" needle or Boye (brand name) #10. Needles, bobbins, and shuttles are not made anymore but can be gotten on ebay or etsy.

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That's a beautiful machine!!
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Beautiful machine.
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beautiful machine in great condition.
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I also just purchased a beautiful Minnesota A in a beautiful cabinet. Thank you all for your information.
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i would add ; oil every point were metal moves against metal. It has been dry a long time, Welcome aboard.
Send a pic ( they have to be small.)
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