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Thread: Substitute needles for the Minnesota and Davis, as well as others, machines

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    Where do I go to find a specific age date for my Minnesota B? I have a complete number, but apparently not the brains to find this information after hours and days of searching. Her number is D1470174.

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    Don't feel bad, you'd need psychic ability rather than brains to figure out a make date for your B. The Minnesota B was made from approximately 1904-1909. You have a later serial number, so I'd estimate 1907 or 1908. The Minnesota B warranty certificate consisted of a page in the manual the customer needed to fill out. I've only found one filled out so far.

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    Thanks for bringing this old thread back. I've got a Minnesota model A. Am I correct in assuming it takes the same needles? Do you happen to know what years the model A was made? I need to find a bobbin winder assembly for it, and would like to (someday) convert it to a hand crank.
    Annette in Utah

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltedsunshine View Post
    Thanks for bringing this old thread back. I've got a Minnesota model A. Am I correct in assuming it takes the same needles? Do you happen to know what years the model A was made? I need to find a bobbin winder assembly for it, and would like to (someday) convert it to a hand crank.
    Minnesota A was made by a few different makers so a photo would be best to figure out the needles and parts. Some used the Davis Long needles and others a regular 15x1. I don't believe any of the Minnesota A's had a motor boss to make mounting a handcrank easy.

    Jon

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    Jon, I have a WheelerWilson #8 and a #9 can I use the same needle in both machines? The #8 machine is in pristine condition and came with lots of needles and attachments. I'm still cleaning the #9.

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