Franklin treadle sewing machine in tiger oak cabinet
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This machine was sold by Sears from about 1911-1930. This fine specimen is housed in a beautiful tiger oak cabinet. The outside shows little damage over the years. One corner of the top panel was chipped off and replaced. Part of the bottom trim on the left is damaged. T is some wear on the inside including a shallow gouge on the inside left wall. The machine is in good working order and the treadle belt is intact. T are 6 useable long spindle bobbins. The bobbin winder works well, too. T is no manual, but I have seen them available on the internet. I installed a magnet ot the bottom of the door to hold it closed, though the door knob has a turn lock. I also squared up the frame and replaced the wheels with more modern wheels in the interest of better usability. The machine folds out when the cabinet lid is lifted. When closed it makes a lovely piece of furniture. Dimensions: 18 deep, 23 wide, and 31 and 1/2 from the floor to the closed cabinet height. I would be happy to accept cash or check for this item upon pick-up. Let me know if you have any other questions about this beautiful piece.