Well, yesterday I gave a friend of mine the Singer cabinet that my 127 Sphinx came out of. She brought up her 306W so we could do a test run to make sure the 306 fit in the Singer cabinet and everything would line up. Well, it fit perfectly! We didn't even have to adjust the treadle belt length! The hinges lined up perfectly, the machine fit like it was made for that cabinet, just like my 319w fits in the 66 cabinet! None of you should be afraid to get a Singer cabinet to put your 319 or 306 in! The only problem is folding the machine down. They won't fold down because the head is much thicker than either a 27/127 or 66.
Caroline, this proves that your cabinet was either not a Singer cabinet or someone had modified it before you got it because your 306 should have just sat down in the cabinet and fit like they were made for each other.
I was so excited for my friend. She has been waiting for a treadle cabinet to put her 306 in so she can treadle decorative stitches!
Oh Sharon, thank you for your answer about your Pfaff 60 actually coming to you as a treadle - and the information about the class 15 bobbin it uses. I find this interesting because the 60 is shaped and looks very similar to my 260 and 230.
I thought that I would let folks here know that I am going to be heading up to Mizkaki's place in Orangevale on Saturday the 16th for a EARLY Machine trade and play day.
I am bringing ALL of my pre-1890 machines (2.75 Howes, W&W 8 and W&W 12, White Model A) for us to go over, discuss, plan repairs, compare the different early technology and approaches used to try to make a better machine. I will be trading and buying bits and pieces as well...
Since I am trying to focus my collecting on 1800's machines, In addition to cash, I will also be bringing a few of my "later" machines like a White FR Portable, the New Ideal "D" I just got, possibly the blue "Sew-Mor" 15 clone, the Sew-Rite (Betsy Ross) electric TSM and my Singer Model 20 Electric TSM, all for TRADE ONLY.
I prefer 19th century RUSTY machines)
Basically we will be doing everything with these machines except actually sewing a project.... (Test sewing will be permitted..hehe)
I am planning to get up there as close to noon as possible so that we can have a shot at being done in time for folks to be able to go to the "Ladies night out" that evening.
Anybody else interested in joining us?
this qualifies as the stupidest CL machine photo ever:
Since I need to cross those mountains, my attendance will be dependent on the weather.
Well, I gave two of my treadle cabinets away yesterday (kept the machines) to a guy who makes it his job to re-finish or remove and re-do the treadles into little tables. The two I gave away needed new veneer. Since I have done several cabinets, I just didn't want to tackle those. I needed the extra space!
I also found a home for my White Rotary Electric Crinkle Embossed Black machine. That one had a friction pulley motor added, which I am not fond of! It will be loved more it its new home!