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

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    Hi Judy! I'm a bit jealous of the Featherweights! ;) Welcome to the Shoppe!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cabinqltr
    Katia,
    Check this out for parts for your new baby. Very reliable and helpful.
    http://pages.suddenlink.net/joyof301s/glenn.htm

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    Ruth I have not had the chance to thank you for all of your contributions to the Shop. I know I really enjoy the information that you have about the FW's and I like the fact that we have a resident expert on them around here.

    I dont own one yet but I might break down and buy and keep one before its over with. The only one I had I paid $25 for a month ago and it was a factory Mint Green one and I mailed it to France with a few dollars for a Singer Model 12 MOP (Mother of Pearl inlays) in a treadle and I am waiting for it to come here now. She emailed me a few days ago and told me it was at the shipping yard waiting to be shipped.

    But I just want you to know that we really appreciate your help with the FW's. :-D :-D :-D

    Billy

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1quilt_gma
    Here is a picture of my MILs old Pfaff 230 machine that she used constantly for years. She even made my going away dress in 1966.

    I plan to get it oiled and ready to use, but as of now I need two things: One is a new "bed slide" which is supposed to be at the left of the needle plate.

    And the other is the answer to this question: Why do you suppose that this Pfaff 230 (# shown on the front) has on the under view the number 130?
    I really like your Pfaff!! I would not bet the farm on it but it looks as if the slide plate from a Singer 66 might would fit the machine. Depending on how it is fastened to the machine you might could go to the hobby store and buy some sheet Styrene and cut a plate out of it. If it will slide on and stay then you can watch the bobbin as you sew and see when you are fixing to run out.

    I did this to my Model 27 Singer that I painted a Candy Rootbeer I used a dark red clear sheet and made my shuttle plates out of it. Now I can watch my shuttle go back and forth while sewing.

    Billy

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    Quote Originally Posted by judy_68
    Hello everybody,
    I have several old Singers and am looking for a Singer treadle now. I have 2 featherweights We find them cheap at sales or even free sometimes and clean them up and they have all been awsome machines so far. I can't wait to read this whole thread.
    Judy in Ohio
    I need to hang out with you, free is always a good price!!!

    Good luck reading the thread all 81 pages worth!! It might be past a hundred before you get to the end with the way its going. There is a lot of information and history in the Shop and we are glad to have you here with us.

    Billy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lostn51

    I really like your Pfaff!! I would not bet the farm on it but it looks as if the slide plate from a Singer 66 might would fit the machine. Depending on how it is fastened to the machine you might could go to the hobby store and buy some sheet Styrene and cut a plate out of it. If it will slide on and stay then you can watch the bobbin as you sew and see when you are fixing to run out.

    I did this to my Model 27 Singer that I painted a Candy Rootbeer I used a dark red clear sheet and made my shuttle plates out of it. Now I can watch my shuttle go back and forth while sewing.

    Billy
    This is such a great idea. I wish I had the ablity to do that.. I would love to watch the shuttle ...

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    Well no pictures until I get home from Dad's house.......dial up does suck! Anyway Mom's vintage Singer is a 206K serial number EH146475 - 10,000 were allotted on March 3, 1952 made at the Kilbowie factory in Clydebank, Scotland. It was bought in Lynchburg, VA by my Dad brand new for my Mom. She was a professional seamstress at home and I grew up with this machine. I love this machine and can't wait to clean her up and give her a proper oiling. I really should name her Hazel after my Mom. She has been well loved and used. Her "Singer" decal is either worn mostly off or will be rediscovered when I clean her. She does need a proper cleaning for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JCquilts
    Quote Originally Posted by Lostn51

    I really like your Pfaff!! I would not bet the farm on it but it looks as if the slide plate from a Singer 66 might would fit the machine. Depending on how it is fastened to the machine you might could go to the hobby store and buy some sheet Styrene and cut a plate out of it. If it will slide on and stay then you can watch the bobbin as you sew and see when you are fixing to run out.

    I did this to my Model 27 Singer that I painted a Candy Rootbeer I used a dark red clear sheet and made my shuttle plates out of it. Now I can watch my shuttle go back and forth while sewing.

    Billy
    This is such a great idea. I wish I had the ablity to do that.. I would love to watch the shuttle ...
    Its easy to do just go to the hobby shop and get the sheet. Its about the thickness of a credit card and cuts with scissors with ease. They use the stuff for windshields and bodies for models.

    Billy

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    Quote Originally Posted by lfw045
    Well no pictures until I get home from Dad's house.......dial up does suck! Anyway Mom's vintage Singer is a 206K serial number EH146475 - 10,000 were allotted on March 3, 1952 made at the Kilbowie factory in Clydebank, Scotland. It was bought in Lynchburg, VA by my Dad brand new for my Mom. She was a professional seamstress at home and I grew up with this machine. I love this machine and can't wait to clean her up and give her a proper oiling. I really should name her Hazel after my Mom. She has been well loved and used. Her "Singer" decal is either worn mostly off or will be rediscovered when I clean her. She does need a proper cleaning for sure.
    Me likes the 206K's!!!! And the best part about it is you know the complete history of your machine. Not many folks can say that I know I cant tell you the history of my machines except for one.

    Yes Dial up does suck, but we will wait patiently for the photos!!

    Billy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lostn51
    ...But for a "Junker" machine I think it turned out REALLY nice!!

    Did you check you local Kroger Grocery store for the liquid gold? Billy
    Kroger Grocery store... what's that? None out here as far as I know but I will call around to locate it instead of inventorying every store!

    Yes, for a junker you really gave it new life.

    Another question: will you be going over what to do with rusted irons? All of the supporting irons on the Household treadle I have that was left out in the elements plus the wheel on the machine head are visibly, quite rusted? I am assuming on the legs, etc. I would rid it of as much rust as possible and paint it. Can't imagine doing that on the hand turn wheel.

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    OK here's the little black Singer from the auction.
    Im thinking that little hole is where the cord for the foot pedal goes. I havent opened up that little black lid to see. It is screwed down.
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