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leonf 01-13-2021 01:46 PM

Eldredge E by National
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How could I turn it down for a dollar? It needs rewiring and had Chicago plugs ( Boo) tension unit spins, clutch knob doesn't release and it had a home made presser foot. Wonder what else I will find? Good thing I like puzzles. By a Singer 201 for size

OurWorkbench 01-13-2021 05:38 PM

! Score ! Was it just the head? Interesting foot. Must be for a specialty purpose. Was there any indication of what it was used for? I'm wondering if maybe an early free motion foot.

I think an Expert BT manual may work. One can be found at http://www.doubleveil.net/zssmp/expertbt.htm at the top of the page. There is another one on another website.

Janey - Neat people never make the exciting discoveries I do.
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leonf 01-14-2021 07:49 AM

It had a cabinet with it, but it wasn't worth dragging home. I suspect a previous previous owner made the foot instead of trying to track one down. If you don't know you are looking for National pars, the hunt gets harder.

Ahh Zorba. I'll take a looksee. Thanks, Janey

grennan 01-17-2021 10:43 PM

I think that's an over-braider foot. Braid fed through non scoop end to be sewed to material (that foot is over).

With my National "Viking" art deco newly arrived, I am learning that the National/Eldridge sewing machine co. had a colorful corporate history, with machines under many, many labels. Some were made by National and labeled by others; a few may have been made by others and labeled as Nationals.

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