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Thread: Is this a good fixedable deal?

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    Question Is this a good fixedable deal?

    Hello,
    Found this on CL, wondering if this would be easy to fix or convert to treadle?
    any info very much appreciated!
    Thanks!!
    Megan

    http://norfolk.craigslist.org/atq/3462947237.html

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    Megan,

    All you need to fix it up would be a replacement motor and the appropriate wiring with a foot controller.
    The machine is in good shape compared to many I've seen and probably wouldn't need much more than a good cleaning and oiling.

    To convert it to a treadle all you'd need a National treadle cabinet to put it into.

    Joe

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    Pretty machine.
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    Price is right and the machine itself is in good shape - find a motor that will fit the old motor mount and put on some new wires with a foot control and it shouldn't be hard to figure out the rest of it.
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    I would convert it to a treadle since the bobbin winder is intact.

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    You would need to find a National cabinet or find a set of treadle irons and make a new top to fit the machine.
    Very pretty machine!

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    Ok now another question i have about it, if I were to take the front face plate off would stuff fall out like it does in my domestic?

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    I don't know this particular brand (badge) but it appears to be a copy of the 3/4 sized Singer 128. It's a long-bobbin machine and I would wonder how difficult it would be to find replacement shuttles/bobbins.

    Long bobbins run out of thread pretty fast so they're not as practical for sewing as something with a bigger bobbin.

    If you just love it and want it for your collection, that's one thing. If you're looking for a practical machine for all-around sewing or FMQ, I would hold out for a model 15 that's treadle-able. (One that's already treadled, or has a belted motor)

    Have fun!

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