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Thread: What is in this case and how do I get it out?

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    Super Member piepatch's Avatar
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    I hope you get it open. Please show us a picture if you do!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mamagus
    I have found something that makes the lock turn... but I don't know whether to turn it clockwise or counterclockwise? Maybe someone who has a case could tell me that?
    I have one the same I will check out which way to turn it, I was also given a key just the other day, if it fits mine I can send it to you if you want it. Let me check it out first OK.

    BTW if your DH damages that case I will RUN across the pond and beat him to death with a feather duster :twisted:

    This is my one:

    A Singer 201K sews the most wonderful straight stitch and one of Singer's best machines.

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    My DH buy me one just like it. with no key!!! If you take a samll sreew drive and put it in the hole and ture easy you sure be able to get it open[ a drop of oil in the hole may help]. If that dose not work if you can get the top away from the base just a little you can slide a knife in the space and move the lock that way. If you was close I would love to help find the baby in the box.

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    It's out!!!!

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    Wow what a great find! Even if you have to buy a key, you got yourself a fabulous deal. Off to the locksmith with you!

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    Hello here's a bit of a tutorial. These cases can be difficult to open, but just go slowly and carefully.

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    I think I remember hearing that the key is a shape - like a square or triangle... Sorry, I do not have one to share. Don't let your DH break the box!! I have a machine that came without the top of the box, and am looking for a replacement. Not easily found :-(

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    Here she is in all her glory! Serial Number says she was manufactured in 1934.

    What a beauty!
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    So what kind of a machine is she? She is a handcrank which is not surprising as many communities in Newfoundland did not have electricity until into the 40's and 50's.

    I think she is beyond beautiful! ( and I was not actively looking for a vintage machine...)

    Now that she is out should I offer it back to my sister? She really didn't seem to want it!

    Maybe I have more of an affinity for it because my grandmother taught me to sew when I was 7 or 8 on her old Singer treadle machine. My sister two years younger didn't get to use that machine because by the time she was old enough my grandmother was dying.

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    What a beauty.

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