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Thread: Vintage Sewing Machine Shop.....Come on in and sit a spell

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kathie S.
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    I just got an estimate for refinishing my cabinet for my 66. They want over $2000. Way out of my price range. Kathie
    HOLY COW! You should just do it yourself, it takes time and patience, but not a difficult process by any means. you might even enjoy it LOL
    I can not be around any chemicals due to my lungs. Even household paint brothers me. Kathie
    I'm sorry, that was insencitive of me, wish i were close to u, i'd help u out. Hopefully u will find someone more reasonable priced. good luck.
    You were not being insencitive at all. My mother suggested that I call the local high schools to see if they
    have a wood working shop that could do the work. I do not think that I would trust them. Kathie
    actually those kids do a good job, just a risk when u dont know the kids or teacher. i have worked with our local career center on several projects. had some very good results,too

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    [quote=Kathie S.][quote=buslady][quote=Kathie S.][quote=buslady]
    Quote Originally Posted by Kathie S.
    My mother suggested that I call the local high schools to see if they
    have a wood working shop that could do the work. I do not think that I would trust them. Kathie
    If you can't find someone that way, check a Boy Scout troop. You can contact the local chapter to see if a troop would like to take on this type of restoration project.

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    [quote=emmah][quote=Lostn51]
    Quote Originally Posted by emmah
    Here is a picture of one of the treadles I got in PA.
    Very nice machine! What is the name across the front say? I first read it as hauntedhouse...eeks, too scary a name, then thought it must say Rittenhouse.

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    Patrick, Congrats on your machine! Looks like a fun project. Have fun treadling with it after you get it running. And post after pictures too.

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    Wow a lot of really nice finds and machines here since the last time I was here. I have been swamped trying to get some of the repaints out of the way and a few machines boxed and ready to go home to their owners. But the weather has been really horrible the past few days. Today it rained all day and the temp dropped from 75 to 42 in a few hours. I didnt get a lot done out in the studio but I was busy none the less.

    Tomorrow is going to b e one of those get a lot done days and so will the next 3 or 4 days. Then the rain will be here again.

    But I am exhausted and wanting to hit the sack in a bit. I will look through the threads in the shop and I will answer all of the questions I can.

    Billy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pat Heinemann
    Patrick do you realize what you have found? That is a fiddle base pre 1900 machine! What is the serial number?

    Geeze, that machine looks great for being over 120 years old - I bet it is that old any way!

    Congratulations!

    Nancy

    Nancy, The serial number is 10158844 and I looked it up on Singers site. It was made in 1891.

    Thanks Patrick
    I knew that machine was 120 years old! Congratulations! I don't even have a fiddlebase yet, even though I have 3 machines made in the 1880's!

    Nancy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kathie S.

    I can not be around any chemicals due to my lungs. Even household paint brothers me. Kathie
    I'm sorry, that was insencitive of me, wish i were close to u, i'd help u out. Hopefully u will find someone more reasonable priced. good luck.[/quote]

    You were not being insencitive at all. My mother suggested that I call the local high schools to see if they
    have a wood working shop that could do the work. I do not think that I would trust them. Kathie[/quote]


    Kathie, I wouldn't hesitate to have my local high school work on something . They are always looking for projects for the students to do. My DD got part of her house 's dry walling done from them and now they want to know if they can do her siding. They did an excellent job and they only charge for the supplies they needed. Their teacher was very careful about supervising them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lostn51
    But I am exhausted and wanting to hit the sack in a bit. I will look through the threads in the shop and I will answer all of the questions I can.

    Billy
    Billy, we all know how busy you are, but when you get a few minutes could you look at page 740, Kathie's Dressmaker machine? Do you know anything about it?

    Also, page 742, the Deluxe machine. It is a very pretty 15 clone, but is it authentic or a reproduction - it says made in Taiwan? I am just trying to educate myself if I find one.

    Also, what is the machine on page 743? Another really pretty treadle, but who made it? I thought when I first looked at it, it said Whitehouse, but I know that is not what it says.

    Thank you!

    Nancy

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    Thanks all for the kind words and encouragement. I think I am just going to get the veneer glued and put some nylon bushings in so I don't do any damage to the top. I will just continue to look for the correct parts for what I have and do it right when I can. I am just getting impatient and want to do some sewing on this machine. It will be interesting as the last time I sewed was back in middle school in 1992 on an electric machine. Will have to ask my Mother for help as she had a treadle back in the day.
    I think I am also going to pick up an antique treadle grinder I found today at an antique store. Time to go green with some old machines. LOL
    Patrick

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miz Johnny
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    I bought this machine like 7 years ago, is this a singer? it says Deluxe precision centennial 027035 am trying to locate where to buy the grey looking part that is broken, any help is appreciated
    Very nice Model 15 type machine! Not a Singer, though, but looks like the Taiwan's tried to copy a 15. Really nice decals. I wondered it that machine is old or a repro newer model? Billy or Miz Johnny is that one of the newer repros? It has Deluxe Sewing Machine on top?

    Nancy
    Definitely new-er, though I'm not sure how new. I also couldn't see where it was broken.
    hi, if you see at the top of the picture there is a blue thing with a bar, that bar adjust the teeth for embro. silk and normal fabric, thru a bolt that can be seen in the first picture at the bottom right, well , the blue thing is braking in little pieces from the top, which is not visible in the picture and because of that the teeth dont go either up or down. ( did you understood what I was trying to say?) thank you, clara

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