New American #7
The original manual is dated 1884 and this model dates back to a few years ealier. This is an exceptionaly nice example of this once great sewing machine. When made it was advertized as the best sewing machine ever made.

The price for this fine example of a New American #7 is $575.00
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American 7_1
The condition is outstanding throughout this unit. The head is good and complete. The treadle is good and complete. The cabinet is good and complete.

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The condition is outstanding throughout this unit. The head is good and complete. The treadle is good and complete. The cabinet is good and complete.
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American 7_2
The cover is in very good condition throughout. Even the lock was cleaned and is now working. A new key was made to fit all locks.

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The cover is in very good condition throughout. Even the lock was cleaned and is now working. A new key was made to fit all locks.
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This end view shows the extension table in the down position.

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This end view shows the extension table in the down position.
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American 7_4
Here the extension table is up and locked in place.

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Here the extension table is up and locked in place.
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American 7_5
This New American is poised for sewing in this setup.

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This New American is poised for sewing in this setup.
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American 7_6
The center drawer turns out from a center pin hinge arrangement.

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The center drawer turns out from a center pin hinge arrangement.
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American 7_7
Some of the decals remain as first made and are still in remarkable condition.

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Some of the decals remain as first made and are still in remarkable condition.
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American 7_8
The larger decals on the post above the stitch length adjuster.

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The larger decals on the post above the stitch length adjuster.
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American 7_9
Closer look at decals.

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Closer look at decals.
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American 7_10
The decals on face plate are a little confused.

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The decals on face plate are a little confused.
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American 7_11
Close up view of face plate decals.

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Close up view of face plate decals.
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American 7_12
The large number 7 shows well on the rear of the post.

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The large number 7 shows well on the rear of the post.
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This large dial stops at each hole and sets another stitch length at each. The dial is set in the position for the longest stitch which is near 4 stitches per inch.

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This large dial stops at each hole and sets another stitch length at each. The dial is set in the position for the longest stitch which is near 4 stitches per inch.
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The back hinges are different than we usually see. They work very nicely.

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The back hinges are different than we usually see. They work very nicely.
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American 7_15
The clutch system that is used when a bobbin is to be filled is different that many but very simple and affective. Here the clutch is engaged.

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The clutch system that is used when a bobbin is to be filled is different that many but very simple and affective. Here the clutch is engaged.
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American 7_16
This view shows the clutch is open to free the machine from motion while winding a bobbin.

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This view shows the clutch is open to free the machine from motion while winding a bobbin.
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American 7_17
The bobbin winder is just to the rear of the drive belt.. The winder is activated by pulling the winder system toward the belt.

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The bobbin winder is just to the rear of the drive belt.. The winder is activated by pulling the winder system toward the belt.
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The design pattern on the rear portion of the treadle irons.

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The design pattern on the rear portion of the treadle irons.
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American 7_19
The treadle peddle.

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The treadle peddle.
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American 7_20
The drive wheel is built with a larger hand wheel to the side of it.

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The drive wheel is built with a larger hand wheel to the side of it.
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American 7_21
The shuttle is in the carrier and at the end of the stroke going forward. The needle slot appears toward the rear side of view of the race.

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The shuttle is in the carrier and at the end of the stroke going forward. The needle slot appears toward the rear side of view of the race.
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This 1-1/2" long shuttle holds a small round bobbin.

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This 1-1/2" long shuttle holds a small round bobbin.
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American 7_23
The bobbin being filled. The winder is pulled forward to the belt. When finished it is simply pushed back away from the belt.

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The bobbin being filled. The winder is pulled forward to the belt. When finished it is simply pushed back away from the belt.
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This vintage machine never missed a single stitch. When ready to start it picked up the very first stitch to bring up the bobbin thread and in amoment made the first perfect stiches.

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This vintage machine never missed a single stitch. When ready to start it picked up the very first stitch to bring up the bobbin thread and in amoment made the first perfect stiches.
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It has a rather loud shuttle sound when stitching. One couldn't sew in a bed room quietly with this lovely treadle.

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It has a rather loud shuttle sound when stitching. One couldn't sew in a bed room quietly with this lovely treadle.
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American 7_26
The needle is long and punched through many layers with ease.

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The needle is long and punched through many layers with ease.
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American 7_27
A few of the accessaries with the machine. I did not try and figure it out. Will let others do that.

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A few of the accessaries with the machine. I did not try and figure it out. Will let others do that.
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American 7_28
Looks like these feet fastened to the bed beside the needle hole.

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Looks like these feet fastened to the bed beside the needle hole.
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American 7_29
What does this one do??

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What does this one do??
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American 7_30
Looks like a simple ruffler perhaps. The new key made for the now clean and working locks just barely appears.

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Looks like a simple ruffler perhaps. The new key made for the now clean and working locks just barely appears.