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Finally got my $200 Fancy Leg Florence cleaned and oiled. She has everything, manual, seam guide w/screw, 9 needles, a piece of the foot strap, shuttle and 2 bobbins. Only thing I had to buy was the belt.  20190805_164457.jpg  20190805_164515_HDR.jpg  20190805_164350.jpg  20190805_164449.jpg  20190805_164439.jpg 
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Oh, that's lovely.
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Awesome machine!
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VERY nice machine! The ironwork legs are stunning! This table could easily blend in a posh Victorian drawing room
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It's just perfect, and since it really is perfect I do want to know if it sews? =)
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It's just perfect, and since it really is perfect I do want to know if it sews? =)


Have to put the belt on, leather on the bobbin wonder and the foot straps. Right now I'm refinishing a 1896 Singer cabinet.
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Hello Dolly!  Congratulations on landing a dream machine.  Wow, this is jaw-dropping.  
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Sew lovely. What a find. I remember seeing a Florence in one of the older movie versions of "Little Women", but don't remember if it had Fancy Legs.  I Like the feed going side to side.

 What's a foot strap?

  Does yours do reverse too?

  Here's a youtube showing someone else, whose Florence was found without treadle nor original clothplate, cranking hers:

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The foot straps was leather and went across the toe area on the foot pedal. It kept your foot from slipping off. Don't know if it does reverse.
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Like these replacements i installed on my Wheeler & Wilson.
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Love the lucite cloth plate in that video.  I'm thinking of trying to do something similar for my 101 -- that machine has wonderful mechanicals, and the design is well suited for a lucite replacement.
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