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Lyncat

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We are camping near Safford, Arizona and came across this in a fun antique store. I don't know much about it but was intrigued. It was tagged $375 and looked like it had been there for awhile!

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Looks like a Howe model A. Nice find!

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Steve, when would the Howe Model A have been manufactured? Pretty cool looking!

I never seem to see aything even remotely this old around here. I may need to include antique stores in my searches along with CL, yard and estate sales, auctions, thrift/consignment stores, and pawn shops.

John Thomas in NC

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That is a Howe Model A2  Nice!  They started making them is 1874(ish) and continued through about 1885.  If you got the Serial number (on the rear slide plate or in the frame under the front slide, we could give a pretty good estimate for production year.

The price is very reasonable for a machine in that shape.

The Top tension mechanism is in the wrong spot and backwards, but it is there, THAT is a plus!

Here is one of mine.
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