Two-Spool Sewing Machines made by National

Two-Spool Sewing Machines made by National
Two-Spool Sewing Machines made by National

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Spool Cans--The different types

From left to right in all 3 photos; Eldredge decaled H5862 serial#, Worn off decal H18934# serial, National decal H53848 serial#




30 comments:

  1. Hi, and thanks for doing this - got me interested! I have an Eldredge Two Spool serial # H 2268, and it appears to have your number 1 (left) can. Judging by your serial #'s, mine is quite early!?? Will send a photo in a few days - need to borrow a digital camera. It'll be fun to see what you can find out

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  2. Have you seen the National Two Spool clip on Youtube, it's by Fiddleybits, and it's quite good

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  3. I've only seen one two spool in person, at the River Rat TOGA last fall. Good luck on gathering info.

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  4. I have a National Two Spool with canister type # 3. The serial number: H57867.

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  5. I have an Eldredge Two Spool also. Will check the serial number and canister type when I have daylight.

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  6. My Eldredge Two Spool, serial number H30681, has canister type #3. The last patent date on the slide plate is Sept 16, 1913 and reads on top, MFD UNDER R.K. HOHMANN PATENTS.

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  7. I have a National Two Spool serial # H68438 has canister type #3 The last date on slide plate Sept 16,1913 MFD under R.K. Hohmann patents

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  8. I have a National Two Spool serial # H60751. It has canister type #3. The last patent date is Sept 16, 1914

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  9. Are you still gathering information and/or updating your table?

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    1. Sure! If you'd like send some info, please do. Thanks!

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  10. The three canisters, will they fit any two spool machine?

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  11. No, Janice, you need to have the right canister for your particular style of Two-Spool.

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  12. Do you know of anywhere I could get one? I wanted this machine so bad, but don't know much about how to use it. It comes with a box of accessories, but no manual and no canister. Any ideas where I could try to find one? Thanks so much. Jan

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  13. I found the manual on line, but still searching for the canister. Can you help me at all?

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    1. Hi Janice--I can imagine your frustration about the missing canister. You might keep an eye on eBay, TIA, Etsy, etc.. You also might consider joining the TreadleOn group on YahooGroups. There are a lot of antique sewing machine collectors on there that may have an extra canister. Just make sure your canister is the correct one for your model of Two Spool. Wish I had a spare for you, but I don't. Good luck!! I'm sure there is one out there somewhere.

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  14. Hey Janice
    I just purchased H4881, with the original warranty as well.

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    1. Raisinmama...You have an early machine. May I add your machine to my data list with information about it?? Does the warranty have a date on it telling you when the machine was made? If you could send me more details about your machine, that would be great and I'll add it to our list.

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    2. The warranty is dated February 4, 1916. You may put me on the database.
      She is now up and running. I named her after the previous owners grandmother, "Ardis". she came with the attachments in black metal box, a manual, warranty, and a wonderful cabinet.

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    3. It has a pivot bobbin cover, Eldredge on the treadle irons, canister #1. If you need pics, nozrakma@gmail.com

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  15. Hi. I just purchased my first 2-spool yesterday. H22313. If you'd like I can send you the information to add to the database and pictures if you'd like. I drove 12 hours round trip to get it. I wanted it that bad.

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  18. Hi. I left a message yesterday that I just came home with my first 2-spool sewing machine. I'll gladly send info and photos. I noticed that in my email box that my message may not have been delivered so I changed my email address and hope that you receive this message. Look forward to sharing and learning!

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  19. Hi again. My email address is: quilter5185@comcast.net. Thanks.

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  20. I have a two spool Eldridge Sewing machine-treadle. I did not realize the spool case like yours on the left did not have the tension bar. Do you know where I can buy one? Thanks, Jane in AZ

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    1. I don't have an extra, but I'll keep an eye out for one. Could be a very tough, if not nearly impossible, thing to find. I rarely see even a canister for sale. Your best bet might be to find another canister, but be sure to get the right one for your machine. There are at least 3 different canister styles and they are NOT interchangeable.

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  21. I found this blog in doing a bit of research on the National Two Spool. I have had one before, a badged Graybar, in a bentwood case, electrified machine.

    I also had a nice Eldredge Rotary, that came to me in a treadle cabinet that I had to completely rebuild. Sold the Two Spool in that treadle, to a lady who loved it more than I did. Been kicking myself ever since for letting the treadle go, as I loved using the Rotary in it!
    Just recently I picked up another treadle, with a National Two Spool in it - possibly the most pristine example of the type I have ever seen. Serial number is H66493, third canister type, and it came with a full set of greist attachments, all marked 2S so they are original to the machine. Still pinching myself at this score!
    I would share photos but do not know how to do that in this platform.

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  22. I'm working on my sisters Eldridge Two Spool. It is marked National Sewing Machine Company on the top and on front and back marked Eldridge Two Spool. It has the type 3 bobbin. The type 2 shuttle. Patent dates 1911-1913. Horizontal thread guide. Serial No. K53197

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  23. I picked up a beautiful National Two Spool in a plain oak 4-drawer treadle cabinet last year - serial number H66493, can type 3, slide plate, face plate guide at 45, base leg set back, hook type 3, winder for treadle type.

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