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Diana

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Anyone know of a list for dating Minnesota A’s....? Thank you all-
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Which one?

The Minnesota A with out the A, The small a, the large A or the New A?

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Picture, please!?  What Jim is trying to tell you as there were several different versions called "Minnesota A" including was a Minnesota A without an A.  I know that ebay is not the best source for information, but a search brought up three at the top of different Minnesota A's.  https://www.ebay.com/b/Minnesota-Sewing-Machine-In-Antique-Sewing-Machines/156327/bn_7022316326  I hope that works.  ETA, that link didn't work like I thought it would -- Put "Minnesota A"  (with or without the quotes gives a little different results) in the search box.
Notice the different needle plates, the spool pin locations, and stitch length regulators.

Also according to http://ismacs.net/sears/sears.html

"For instance, there were five major versions of the Minnesota Model A"  (emphasis by me)

Additionally, from my understanding there weren't any company records like Singer had during that time.  There are some that have studied and collected info (Bill of Sale or advertisements) about some of them so that they can give an approximate time frame.

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The mystery of The Minnesota sewing machine is what started my interest in vintage sewing machines. I just thought it would be cool to have an old machine that said Minnesota on it, and down the rabbit hole I went.
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Here are a few Davis made Minnesota A warranty dates. Only Minnesota A listings apply.

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Thanks I was assuming 1905 ish ...appreciate your help
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