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The Oldest Sewing Machine in Our Collection.

Old 05-06-2012, 05:32 PM
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This is the oldest machine we have in our collection. You may have seen it before when I posted it on an antique thread, but I am so proud of it and can't wait until we finish refurbishing it. It is an 1852 Grover and Baker Treadle machine. It is in good condition, just needs to be polished and cleaned.

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1852-grover-baker-treadle.jpg These pictures were taken while the machine was still in storage. Sorry for the clutter.
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That's a way cool machine!! I'd love to have one!
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Fantastic! I would love to have one too
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Wow! I'd like to have one myself!
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That is one sweet machine
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Simplicity at its' finest. Can't wait to see the "after" pictures.
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That is a really cool machine!!!
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Very cool machine! Really want to see it cleaned & going!!
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Amazing! I've never seen one before.
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The American Encyclopedia if Vintage and antique machines values it at around $1,000. The cabinet is Walnut and is in great condition. The wheel on the machine moves freely so we feel it will clean up nicely. This is another one I have. It needs a lot of work but it is called a "Salesman" machine and is the sample the salesmen took to the farmhouses to show how a machine worked.

antique-sewing-machine-f-w.jpg It needs a lot of work to refurbish it but this is what it will look like when we are done (hopefully except for the decals)

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It is a Foley and Williams brand.
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