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Details about  Rare Antique 1867 Singer 12 Sewing Machine in Restored Cabinet

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Feb 01, 2012 07:37:49 PST
US $350.00
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Creamery, Pennsylvania, United States


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This is a Very Rare Antique Singer Model 12 Sewing Machine with Stand and Attachments. 

There are two sets of numbers located by the stitch length setting, the first is 294284 , the second is 208384.  I believe one of these is the serial number.  The last patent date on the shuttle cover is 1855.  The attachments are dated from the 1850's 1860's and 1890's.  Any help from you knowledgeable Singer collector's would greatly be appreciated.  The model 12 was created from 1865 and was later fitted with a longer arm after 1870. 

The machine has been properly oiled and runs well.  I finally got a needle and it sews!  Its not the tightest stitch, but it is a stitch equal on both sides.  See the last picture for the stitch.  It comes with the shuttle and 3 bobbins!

The cabinet had been restored approximately 20 years ago and I believe the front door has been replaced.  There is a slot for a lock on the deck, but no lock in the wood.  That also accounts for the latch when opened to lock the door to the back, which is does not do.  The paint on the frame has been painted over remaining paint.  When you look close you can see uneven layers on there.  The head has not been touched.  The paint is thick and cracked with mother of pearl inlays.  The wheel has heavy paint wear.  I have taken many pictures.

The head measures 12.5" x 6".  The folding coffin cover measures 19" x 13" x 9.5" tall.  The stand measures 33.5" x 19.5" x 30.5" tall when opened.  The cabinet is solid.  There are some deep stains and light scratches on the wood.

This is pick up only.  Do a map search with zip 19474 to see how far you must travel.  I live the NW suburbs about 45 minutes from Philly. (with no traffic) 

The story to this is that it has been owned by one family and passed down generation to generation, until now.  The children did not want it and the parents are moving so it was donated to a local Church silent auction.  They would not give me the family name, but told me the story.  I purchased it in the Lansdale, PA area.  True or not this is still one incredible find!

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