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    Old 03-02-2017, 01:09 PM
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    Default what do I have? Davisesque handcrank.

    The seller said Davis and I can see why. but I'm not sure it is. VS, leaf shutter. I took pics of unique features and a mostly hidden word. Any suggestions as to origin?
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    Old 03-02-2017, 01:16 PM
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    First letter may be an O or a d??? second maybe a u or perhaps ir. Lots of work to do.
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    Yes it is a Davis, I have one just like it sold by Macy's . Very early when Macy first got started. It will take a Davis long (Boye 10) It actually sew great. Just another badged Davis.
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    Yukon? maybe
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    Originally Posted by QuiltingVagabond
    Yukon? maybe
    That was my thought, too. I found this page but no picture and in a treadle. Needlebar does list "The Bon" as a badge name for Davis.

    Janey - Neat people never make the exciting discoveries I do.
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    I think it is Yukon--http://sewwonderful.blogspot.com/2008/03/meet-dora.html
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    Old 03-03-2017, 05:12 AM
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    Here is mine. R H Macy's badged Davis.[ATTACH=CONFIG]569298[/ATTACH]
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    you all are being silly - the Yukon is also a Davis.

    Interestingly enough, for top tension machines, the "release" type is often indicative of the Manufacturer.
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    Originally Posted by Macybaby
    you all are being silly - the Yukon is also a Davis...
    True enough. Needlebar doesn't list Yukon as a Davis badge. Then again, you will find the same "badge" on several different manufacturers. Evidently there was an association with a 'Yukon' badge and a known Davis badge (The Bon).

    Kind of interesting bobbin winder, I'm guessing the screw is to adjust the tire against or away from the hand wheel. Also I noticed the stitch length regulator is on the bed.

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    Old 03-03-2017, 09:56 AM
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    Yes the screw will adjust the tire against or away from the hand wheel. This machine is stronger than it looks. I have hemmed jeans with it.
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