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Thread: old Singer machine

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    grann of 6,
    I just love the wood insert in the front of your cabinet, never seen anything like it.
    Sharon

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    I love the sound of the FW and the 301, my Mom had a tan 301 when I was very young and remember her sewing in the wee hours with it.
    I have a black 301 that I need to figure out why it won't sew a nice stitch.
    Sharon W.

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    [/quote]UPDATE!!!!
    Picked up a Singer 66 Treadle machine at a Yard sale last weekend for $25.00!!!!!! She is B E A U T I F U L!!!! Decals are all intact and the cabinet is in great condition. Guess now I need to learn how to sew on the treadle. LOL Think my Feather weight will get Jealous?[/quote]

    Its easy to learn to treadle. It just takes practice. Your FW will be happy to have a sister machine to talk to in the wee hours of the night when you're asleep. lol
    Hopefully I'll be treadling happily again soon.
    Here's a great set of instructions on how to learn to treadle.

    http://www.treadleon.net/sewingmachi...totreadle.html

    Sharon W.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Late Bloomer
    A question to you knowledgeable folks out there - I have an old Singer - the black kind with the gold scrolls on it - and I am afraid to use it as the CLOTH COVERED CORD is so frayed and it really needs to be rewired and reconditioned. Does anyone have any idea what it would cost? The motor has a catalog no. on it B.U. 7-0 does anyone know what that means? I have it in a cabinet and it is a workhorse that sews through denim seams like butter and would like to see it working again, but in a safe way so I do not electrocute myself doing. it. I love my 2 Janomes and now have the old Singer as a display item. Any ideas or help in this matter would be appreciated. Thanks!
    Check out the link mentioned above, it is over 350 pages of very good information.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bev
    I have several old machines. That's besides the two fairly new Janomes that I have. The treadle one that I have is from Germany, although it was made by Singer. I believe it dates back to the 30s. I have no idea how to use it or maintain it because the entire manual (yes, that came with it) is in German.It belonged to my daughter's MIL so my DD gave it to me when she passed, knowing how much I love old machines. The MIL was a finicky person who kept everything she owned both spotless and in top notch condition. I'm afraid it's wasted on me. We use it as a tv stand in the bedroom.
    Any suggestions, anyone? 8-)
    Bev,
    Do you have a picture of your Singer treadle?
    Thanks,
    Sharon

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    Thanks Sharon, going to the site now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colbaltjars62
    Thanks Sharon, going to the site now.
    Glad to help.
    Sharon

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