Weir is Here!

Old 01-14-2016, 01:02 PM
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No, that is not a question...

My James Weir New England Style machine has arrived safe and sound from Paris, France to California!

Now here starts the research part.

1. The "double curl" on the bottom indicates a James Weir Machine
2. The machine is Stamped on the Needleplate
U.S. PATD JULY 30, 1861
CHAS RAYMOND
So, it IS a Raymond machine, but made to sell in the UK through James Weir is the best guess currently.

This is my oldest confirmed date machine.

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Old 01-14-2016, 01:03 PM
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The makers name
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The July 30, 1861 Patent stamp
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The only other break (before I bought it)
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Old 01-14-2016, 02:10 PM
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What a beauty!! Congratulation on the find.
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Neat looking machine!
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Old 01-14-2016, 02:22 PM
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what a snazzy looking machine. best of luck with it. Wish it was in my collection.
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Old 01-14-2016, 04:17 PM
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It's in great shape! Such a beauty. Congratulations!
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Old 01-14-2016, 04:50 PM
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What a beautiful machine.
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Old 01-14-2016, 05:55 PM
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It seems small compared to that white mug in the first photo. How much does this treasure weigh?
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Beautiful. Great find.
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What size is it, like 13" long or ? Made my heart skip when I first saw it. Great machine. Look at the presser foot, so neat. Does it sew yet?
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