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Thread: TWO new Vintage girls were adopted this week!

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    My DH surprised me Friday with a Singer hand crank machine...and then today we went to KS to pick up a treadle I bought from a another QB member!

    Now I have questions...like what sort of needles do they use???
    is it hard to find feet for them..not that I will probably use them for any fancy work, but you never know in this economy, we might try conserving even more elec....hehehe

    I am not sure, but I believe them both to be pretty close to the same machine..possibly a 27 or 28!
    Someone sent me a link to a manual for these models and inside the manual it says to use only Singer needles in the green package..yikes..really...where do I find those in todays market???

    Any help/info would be great....I hope Billy sees this!
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    OOOOwwww so pretty.

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    Ohhhh my!!! 2 pretty girls!!!!!!! :D:D
    I don't have the answers though but someone will.
    Have fun when you get them going!

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    have fun with your sewing machines

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    Your treadle machine is very much like the treadle I learned to sew on. Except our bobbin winder was near the bottom of the post, didn't have a rubber wheel, and it ran against the belt. We used standard size needles. I think some of the older machines used a shorter needle.

    I think the 28 came with a hand crank. All the 27s I have seen have been treadles.

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    Nice machines.

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    Pretty machines.

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    Yeah!!! They are sure pretty!!!!

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    The decals were so pretty on those old machines!

    If you really want to get a response from Billy, I think you need to send a PM to him.

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    The 27 is a full sized machine, the 28 is a 3/4. Your handcrank is a 28. Not all 28s were handcranks tho.

    To tell the difference between a 27/28 and 127/128 check the shuttle. Is there a little button that you press to lift the shuttle out? If not, it's a 27/28, if so, 127/128.

    :) Pretty new babies!! They take a standard 15x1 needle, you don't have to buy Singer needles...any brand will work.

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