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Patrickluvsquilting 10-11-2021 08:15 PM

Janey, Thank you for chatting and providing help. I truly appreciate it. The Parlor cabinet was in horrible shape when I got it home but I have re-built it and now will be working on reviving the wood. Thank you again and have an awesome evening.

GardenLady68 11-03-2021 05:28 AM

I have this machine also serial number D1209736. I have been cleaning it but do not know how to get the face plate off.
I inherited it from my husbands side of the family. it has been in the attic for who knows how long. if you have taken the face plate off please let me know how to do it. Thank you, Cathy

Patrickluvsquilting 11-03-2021 08:39 AM

Hi Cathy, I took the machine to a professional to clean, oil and do any service needed on the machine. He needed to use a rubber mallet and screwdriver to get the faceplate opened and off. It had so much dirt & grime in the tract it was "sealed". It can be done but if you have a sewing machine shop or someone that services old machines, I would take it to them. The guy that worked on mine hardly charged me because he had never seen a Minnesota machine. It only needed cleaning. Best of luck with your machine, they sew wonderfully.

GardenLady68 11-03-2021 12:16 PM

Thank you Patrick, I am trying to find some who can service it for me. Wish me luck. I am anxious to sew on her.

Patrickluvsquilting 11-03-2021 06:42 PM

I do hope you can find someone to service her for you. I much prefer sewing on mine than the new brother machine I bought. I am working on a quilt from antique 18 & 19th-century fabrics for my first granddaughter, I am doing it completely hand-sewn and with the Minnesota machine. It's been enjoyable so far but very expensive since I buy the fabrics from sellers in France & Germany. Anyway, Best of luck and hopefully you can start sewing with your machine soon.

Pjzeee 06-12-2022 08:49 AM

Also would like help in Identifying year of Sears Minnesota Machine
 
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I have been reviewing the posts regarding Minnesota Sears Machines and I think my friends machines is a 1901. I have attached pictures of the machine. Per the posts:
Serial Number D662432 - 1900
Serial Number D973011 - 1901-1902
Serial Number D1168131 - 1902
My friends machine is Serial Number D957872 so I am guessing 1901

jlhmnj 06-15-2022 12:52 PM

1901 is most likely.

Jon

Pjzeee 06-15-2022 01:52 PM

Sears Minnesota Sewing Machone
 
Thanks Jon,
Any idea if these machines are worth anything if they are in working condition?
Thanks again,
Pat

jlhmnj 06-15-2022 03:26 PM

You have an exceptionally nice Minnesota. Value or asking price is tough to figure but you can get a feel for the local market by comparing with other treadles on FB Marketplace and Craigslist.

Jon


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