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Old 01-20-2017, 05:04 AM
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You are missing part of it - the part that lifts up with the machine when it's opened. Since there are lift mechanisms that attach to it, I expect you are missing the hardware. Since I've bought several machines still attached to that part of the cabinet, I expect that is what happened to yours. Someone removed it along with the machine instead of just taking out the machine.

I've got several of this style, Free, New Home, Goodrich and National. I haven't turned them over to see what the castors are like, and they've all got some differences. I have never seen a Singer in this style cabinet, their small parlor has one door on the front, among other differences.
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Old 01-20-2017, 05:17 AM
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Wanted to add - yours is the type that the machine goes nose down, not back or front first. That is much less common here in the US - I've seen a few like that with New Home machines, but I don't own any.


I found a picture of one that works like yours - scroll down a bit and you'll see several pictures of how it opens up -

http://dragonpoodle.blogspot.com/201...imaginary.html
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Old 01-20-2017, 11:34 AM
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I am unable to see photo as my ISP says imgur.com is not a trusted site so I'm blocked! Bummer cuz it sounds very interesting.
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I have no idea what that is but it is gorgeous.
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Old 01-20-2017, 07:48 PM
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i did a google on "edwardian sewing machine parlor cabinets" and came up with several that were similar to yours. i did find a blog that is on old singer machines, and found a photo of the treadle mechanism, that cage-like part on the side. there might be something of value, photo-wise on the blog: it appears to be dedicated to restoring and preserving old singers. https://oldsingersewingmachineblog.c...wing-machines/
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Old 01-20-2017, 07:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Macybaby View Post
Wanted to add - yours is the type that the machine goes nose down, not back or front first. That is much less common here in the US - I've seen a few like that with New Home machines, but I don't own any.


I found a picture of one that works like yours - scroll down a bit and you'll see several pictures of how it opens up -

http://dragonpoodle.blogspot.com/201...imaginary.html

Oh, thanks so much for finding that link! I knew it had to lift up somehow when the lid opened, but the mechanics of it eluded me. That made it so much clearer! I have one of the lifting arms plus the triangular pieces on the inside of the cabinet that bolt the machine frame to the cabinet, so there's a few pieces to source. As well as a machine of course! Luckily I have a father and a father-in-law that are very good at DIY and woodworking, so hopefully they can help me out there.

That cabinet you found is very similar too. You would think they would be contemporaneous. I've had someone suggest mine has a very Eastlake-y feel to it too. Thanks again!
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Originally Posted by Cogito View Post
I am unable to see photo as my ISP says imgur.com is not a trusted site so I'm blocked! Bummer cuz it sounds very interesting.
Oh no, apologies for that! It's a well-known trusted photo-hosting site, so I don't know why your ISP is having issues with it! Maybe your firewall settings are very high? I've tried uploading photos directly into this site, but it doesn't seem to work on my phone.

Alrernatively, I made a Reddit post about it, so maybe you can access that? https://www.reddit.com/r/Antiques/co...LA&sh=61b75f31
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Originally Posted by svenskaflicka1 View Post
i did a google on "edwardian sewing machine parlor cabinets" and came up with several that were similar to yours. i did find a blog that is on old singer machines, and found a photo of the treadle mechanism, that cage-like part on the side. there might be something of value, photo-wise on the blog: it appears to be dedicated to restoring and preserving old singers. https://oldsingersewingmachineblog.c...wing-machines/
Thank you! I'd tried "Victorian" "1800s" "arts and crafts" etc and totally forgotten about Edwardian. Saw a few more machines there that the other searches didn't throw up. I'll be a parlor cabinet expert before all if this is through I loved that blog! So interesting! And very very helpful to see the complete internal mechanisms. Thanks so much for taking the time to help me!
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Old 01-21-2017, 09:16 AM
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Originally Posted by el301 View Post
Thank you! Yes, I feel very fortunate to have such a beautiful piece! I'm the type that gets bugged if I don't know the provenance though Yes, I wonder too about its original price - you would think that it would be expensive due to the detail, but then it has a very very basic set of casters. I'd say either they're not original or the piece is fairly old (but then it has an Art Nouveau influence which puts it at the turn of the century). Or possibly not from U.K./USA but somewhere with a more rustic style of cabinetry. I wish I at least knew something lol

I have dial-up at home and so when I had a chance while at work, I checked your pictures out. It reminded me of a cabinet that I had seen in a replica of the "1908 Sears, Roebucks Catalogue."

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Sorry about the scan, but it is rather thick and hard to get it all in and somewhat legible. It doesn't have the solid wood work on top like yours does, but looks like some similarities, if I remember correctly.

I'm glad that you were able to find the internal mechanisms. Good luck on your journey to find a machine.

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I have dial-up at home and so when I had a chance while at work, I checked your pictures out. It reminded me of a cabinet that I had seen in a replica of the "1908 Sears, Roebucks Catalogue."

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Sorry about the scan, but it is rather thick and hard to get it all in and somewhat legible. It doesn't have the solid wood work on top like yours does, but looks like some similarities, if I remember correctly.

I'm glad that you were able to find the internal mechanisms. Good luck on your journey to find a machine.

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

Oh! That is so cool! Yes, is is very very similar, and I definitely think they're of the same age. Very interesting to read all about it, and I love the drawings. Thank you so much for taking the time to do that for me!
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