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Nope, not about agriculture...
  weedgf2 - 1(1).jpg  weedgf2 - 5.jpg  weedgf2 - 7.jpg  weedgf2 - 8.jpg  weedgf2 - 9.jpg


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Are you getting it?
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I like it.  Is it yours?  I definitely need to see 'after' pictures of this one!
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Ooooo. That looks nice. About the same shape as my Howe. Lots and lots to clean and oil. So much fun!
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Yes I have paid for it, but it's currently relaxing in New Hampshire. I will be picking it up to this summer on my vacation in July. Then I clean it and put its lazy butt back to work
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It's so cool looking.  It's smoking cool . . . 
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Neat -- what's the wooden handle in some of the pics -- the one that looks like a crank handle, screwed into the table?

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Neat -- what's the wooden handle in some of the pics -- the one that looks like a crank handle, screwed into the table?

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I don't know what the official name is, but it's for the sewing machine head to rest on when you tilt it back.

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Ah -- yes, I see now that the button on top is probably rubber.  Nice.
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Hi Steve,

  I've got a Weed G.F.industrial and some trade literature about it from 1873 written by G.A. Fairfield in the chapter about American sewing machines at the Vienna World Exposition of 1873. Attached is a screen shot of the page in the google book.  The one I have has a working button on the bed which performs the function described in the book.  Others have a blank off with "XX" instead of a working button.   I don't see a button on yours.  My guess is that the button was discontinued at some point?  I'm also trying to nail down what needle it takes.  We had to make a home made needle here to get it to work.

Two files attached.  Best regards, Mike WeedSewingMachine1873WorldExposition.png  WeedXXpicture.jpg    

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