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Christy

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I managed to catch this one on FB Marketplace last night!  I drove out this morning to pick it up.  I could tell the slide plate was missing and had my fingers crossed it was in the goodie box but no.  The goodie box was full of great goodies though and the decals are lovely so I am thrilled! 
The handcrank piece that catches the crank and holds it is broken.  I wonder if I can fix it somehow?  I have the tiny catch, but not the spring or whatever metal bit goes inside--so basically the working part of the whole deal lol!  I'll be scouring eBay for the slide plate or checking with Helen Howes for parts.  If anyone has ideas for the handcrank catch, please ring in!  

The owners tell me it belonged to their grandmother who was a suffragette in the UK, back in the day!  I love it when you get a little bit of history with a machine. DSC_0109 (750 x 499).jpg  DSC_0136 (750 x 499).jpg  DSC_0129 (750 x 499).jpg    ♥


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That is an amazing find.  I love a good story when it comes to something like this!  Congratulations!
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That's a pretty one. I hope someone can help you with the hand crank.

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Very pretty with the Egyptian motif!  Congrats!
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In my opinion, that is the finest sewing machine ever made.  Heather has the same machine and it is THE smoothest machine I have ever used.  can switch from forward to reverse on the fly and it does not care.  We do demos and have sewn an entire bow tie in reverse just to show it can be done.

p.s. this is also the infamous "Naked Lady" machine BTW 

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In my opinion, that is the finest sewing machine ever made.  Heather has the same machine and it is THE smoothest machine I have ever used.  can switch from forward to reverse on the fly and it does not care.  We do demos and have sewn an entire bow tie in reverse just to show it can be done.

p.s. this is also the infamous "Naked Lady" machine BTW 


It turns very smoothly and I haven't even had time to oil it yet.  I'm looking forward to getting it cleaned up and complete.  Funny you mentioned that!  I picked it up yesterday and hubby hadn't bothered to go look at it until I told him there was a naked lady on it!  [rofl]

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Congratulations!  They are great machines.  My wife uses hers quite often.
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Thanks Dave.  I think I will love it.  I have it bathing in oil and already it cranks so nicely.  There were so many broken needles!  The bin on the side must've had 20 broken needle tops and all under the machine I am finding all the needle tips!  I was worried I wouldn't get them all so I took the machine out of the base and have turned the base over many times, slapping it's bottom to get the broken needle tips out!  Why didn't they throw the broken needles out?  Who does that??
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Congrats... I love my F&Rs..... so smooth!
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