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Treadle sewing machine identification: Improved Belvidere Sphinx?

Old 09-13-2021, 05:27 PM
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Default Treadle sewing machine identification: Improved Belvidere Sphinx?

Hi! I recently acquired a treadle sewing machine and am completely green to these machines. It seems to have Sphinx details with Improved Belvidere decal (again, Iím new to these machines and do not yet know the proper terminology).
Would anyone be able to point me in a direction of identifying this guy? Serial number (?) 2941089
Any help is greatly appreciated!
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Here should be some images for reference.
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Originally Posted by NewToRugs View Post
Here should be some images for reference.
It looks like it is a badged National machine, particularly the Vindex Type 2 model as seen at http://needlebar.org/nbwiki/index.ph...uttle_Machines

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Originally Posted by OurWorkbench View Post
It looks like it is a badged National machine, particularly the Vindex Type 2 model as seen at http://needlebar.org/nbwiki/index.ph...uttle_Machines

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I believe you are correct! Any way to identify year produced or any other details?
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I am pleased to see it has the shuttle and at least one bobbin. Do you have the slide that is not in the picture? Glad to ahve you on board. Fine looking machine
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Originally Posted by leonf View Post
I am pleased to see it has the shuttle and at least one bobbin. Do you have the slide that is not in the picture? Glad to ahve you on board. Fine looking machine
Thanks! I do have the slide that is not in the picture and a couple other attachments I havenít identified yet.
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If you post the attachments we have folks here who can ID them.
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Originally Posted by NewToRugs View Post
I believe you are correct! Any way to identify year produced or any other details?
As far as I know, there isn't any way to ID the year produced. From my understanding there used to be someone that was trying to collect info about National machines from those that had paperwork from there machines. I haven't been able to find anything available for the National machines.

As Leon suggested, maybe if you post some pictures of the attachments they may be able to be identified.

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