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Super-rare New England-style machine featuring a twin-thread form of lock stitch
I banged my head against the computer screen for too long trying to get to the bottom of this mystery machine.
Nominally it looks like a cross between a Monitor type and a New England but, in fact, is a two-thread, lock-stitch model with a claimed patent date of December 16, 1862.
Given the machine must date from the 1860s, it’s in great condition, and I’m sure a little judicious conservation work will brighten the hand-painted flowers, etc.
Two bobbins, of course, one on top of the needle bar with the regular Raymond-style tension, and the other at the rear of the superstructure with the thread going through a hole in the bed to the lower looping mechanism.

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