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jc_gal2017

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Happy New Year!

I was recently given a Minnesota Model A treadle sewing machine. I would love to know how old it is, as it is rapidly becoming my favorite machine for repairing horse turnout blankets.

The model number is D2225804. I will try to add pics later tonight.

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Treadle Full view.jpg 
Treadle RH close up.jpg 
Treadle front plate.jpg 

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jon

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Happy New Year.  This is a Davis model E made in late 1907.  Minnesota is a Sears Roebuck brand name and these were sold through their catalogs.

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kewpiefrog

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How wonderful to get one in such good condition!  My neighbor has his mother's Model A that he would like to restore for her. The paint and decals on the head are in very rough shape so he was going to strip and repaint it and put new decals on it but hasn't had any luck in finding replacement decals. I was able to find some fairly good photos of what the decals should look like and did a lot of Internet searchs for decals, but couldn't come up with anything. My husband suggested he try an automotive place that puts stripes and other ornamentation on cars and trucks. I think he would rather do it all himself as he enjoys digging into projects. 
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WI Lori

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https://www.singerdecals.com/

They may be able to help.

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kewpiefrog

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Thanks WI Lori. I checked with http://www.singerdecals.com about a month ago. When I emailed him asking specifically about Minnesota, he just sent me a link to his site. I looked but didn't find any Minnesotas decals there. I gave my neighbor his information in case he wanted to call him, but I don't know if he ever did. My neighbor doesn't get on the Internet much. If I can't find another source, I might send photos I found on the Internet to singerdecals to see if he could reproduce them.
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