Antique Franklin Rotary Vintage Sewing Machine Made In Usa Mercury Electric
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Antique Franklin Rotary Vintage Sewing Machine Made In Usa Mercury Electric.
This listing is for a vintage Franklin Rotary electric sewing machine in the original case. This was an estate “rescue” item of sorts as it was obtained in non-working status and likely hadn’t been used for decades. I replaced the cord between the pedal and machine and wall outlet supply as the old cord was decaying.
I then have it some light lubing and ran some test stitches after getting used to it’s operation. It stitched easily through poly/cotton dress shirts and also upholstery leather. The only issues left is that the rubber wheels are a little dry and the motor makes quite a bit of bearing noise, although it does operate pretty decent, I’d recommend going through the motor or replacing it.
The case aesthetic leaves a little to be desired as the leatherette is pretty bad and the leather handle needs a replacement.
Pictures show the condition accurately and measurements of the case are about 19” wide by 13-3/4” tall and 9-1/2” deep. Weight is somewhere near 40lbs I presume.
The Greist box and accessories are included in the sale.
Overall-for a machine that was likely built in the 40’s (or earlier if anyone can confirm-online info is pretty generic on these machines) that still has purpose.
If you want to work with a machine that has stood the test of time pretty well, with almost no plastic in its construction-this would be great for you.
I’m located in Union Grove, Wi 53182 and this machine will ship anywhere in the US at the listed price for “free” (to the buyer). If you’re local to Chicago or Milwaukee-I would probably deliver it or it’s available for pickup (preferred).
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