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noma

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Hi. I have a treadle that has no name. Is someone able to help?

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Hi,

It's a Davis model H made around 1900-1910.  You'll need the Davis long needles to sew with it.

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noma

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Jon,
Thank you. How did you figure it out? I mean, what did you see to tell you the model? Just curious, where do I get the needles, what shuttles and casing and also...any idea how much it should run? I am NOT wanting to sell but if it needs insuring, I would like to know.
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 Davis needles, shuttles, bobbins can be found on ebay and would run about $40 to get started if you have none.  I'm familiar with Davis models and just know an H by sight.  There also appears to be an H stamped on your Davis front sliding plate.   I haven't insured any of my Davis',  They are treasured and well loved but value is low.

http://needlebar.org/nbwiki/index.php/Davis

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Can anybody ID this machine? They all look the same to me....   Thanks in advance.

Perry

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WI Lori

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Singer 128, 3/4 size. The 128 has the high bobbin winder, whereas the 28 bw is mounted low. Decals look in very good condition.
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Singer 128, 3/4 size. The 128 has the high bobbin winder, whereas the 8 bw is mounted low. Decals look in very good condition.



Are they decent machines?
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Singer 128, 3/4 size. The 128 has the high bobbin winder, whereas the 8 bw is mounted low. Decals look in very good condition.


Oh, and thank you Lori
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WI Lori

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Anything old and cast iron is good! Yes, they are good. It takes a standard needle. Shuttles are still available, if it doesn't have one. Bobbins can be found, as well, but I know nada about the quality of the repro bobbins.
This one has knee bar control, if you are thinking of purchasing, make sure the (correct!) knee bar is included.

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Anything old and cast iron is good! Yes, they are good. It takes a standard needle. Shuttles are still available, if it doesn't have one. Bobbins can be found, as well, but I know nada about the quality of the repro bobbins.
This one has knee bar control, if you are thinking of purchasing, make sure the (correct!) knee bar is included.


No knee bar...   I guess that settles that. Thanks
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You're Welcome, Perry! The decals are known as La Vencedora. As to year, the serial number would be at the front base of the pillar; given the Bentwood case and kneebar, early 1920s, perhaps. With serial number, date of production run and model number can be found at ismacs.
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Just a note - It could easily be hand cranked!  [biggrin]
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Farmer John

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Did you look inside the coffin top for the knee bar ?
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Can anybody ID this machine? They all look the same to me....  


They used to all look the same to me as well. Highly recommend spending some time here:

"The Visual Guide to Identifying Singers from crappy Craigslist photos"

Although it doesn't go into the more confusing and difficult to find pre-1900 models,
It's still darn informative and enjoyable.

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Did you look inside the coffin top for the knee bar ?



With the bar missing, I didn't buy it. Besides, I want a full size even if the machine is junk, I can put a different machine in the case. 
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They used to all look the same to me as well. Highly recommend spending some time here:

"The Visual Guide to Identifying Singers from crappy Craigslist photos"

Although it doesn't go into the more confusing and difficult to find pre-1900 models,
It's still darn informative and enjoyable.


Great reading Jim, it is helping me.  I can now identify and tell the difference between a model 15 and a Model A....   😉

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