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

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    Hi Everybody,

    Well today I joined the Featherweight Club. I bought a 1955 221 that had been stored in it's case in a barn for decades. It was dusty pretty bad, but the worst was that the motor was barely functioning when we plugged it in and hit the button. It made a labored sound and barely turned the belt at all. How bad will this be to get it going again? Does it sound like it just needs grease, or a whole new motor? The motor belt needs replacing, but there's something going on with the motor, as it just doesn't turn the belt much at all. What can I try? All the wiring looks surprisingly good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by laura59
    Here is a pic of the cabinet for my Singer 66. Not much room to take a good pic. Sorry.
    Love it! It's a twin to mine, only one year younger... I adore sewing on mine, and I'm sure you will love using yours too. These are just such fine machines.

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    Okay.... has anyone asked this question yet? There are tons of good clones of 15-91s, 27s, 66s and even 99s. But the 'best' seamstress' machine Singer made was their top o line 201 model.

    But I don't see any clones of that? I see front tensioner clones that are like the 66-16, and face plate tensioner clones like the 15-91s.... but were there full sized, 201 clones?

    Curious?

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    Hey, forgot to mention that the lady I bought the Featherweight from also had a nice model 201 in a cabinet that she wanted to sell. I wasn't interested because I have two of those already (they keep finding me!) but I told her I'd mention it here and see if anyone is looking for one. The machine had been in her family, but she didn't sew, so the machine has just sat for a long time and would need a good clean up. She didn't want a lot for it. It's in Mississippi, just outside of Brookhaven, so ATTN: MS BOARD MEMBERS! Anyone interested can PM me and I have her permission to give out her phone number to interested persons. 201s are fantastic machines-- gear driven, beltless, and quiet. This one was built in 1950.

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    I'm trying to get the hang of how to post. Please bare with me. I recently bought a Davis VF. How do I find out what model I have and how old it is? Thank you for any help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles
    Now this would be for you Miz Johnny! A modern HC that you could do decorative stitches with! Geeze, I'd like that!

    http://cgi.ebay.com/VINTAGE-SINGER-3...item20b7dcc19a

    Read the description, the lady wanted the 306 so she could sew down by the lake without electricity!

    Nancy
    That box is very nice with its tape measure! Machine looks very nice too, but the price is too high for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwendt
    Okay.... has anyone asked this question yet? There are tons of good clones of 15-91s, 27s, 66s and even 99s. But the 'best' seamstress' machine Singer made was their top o line 201 model.

    But I don't see any clones of that? I see front tensioner clones that are like the 66-16, and face plate tensioner clones like the 15-91s.... but were there full sized, 201 clones?

    Curious?
    Kwendt, I like your avatar right now, love those vintage dresses.

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    please explain what back clamping feet are l am just learning l have a singer treadle 66 l have had her about six weeks now l would appreceite this
    Thank you
    Elsie Australia

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    l have four days ago aquired a singer 242 with motor l think it maybe 1972 can any one help with this it is pale green.
    Today after l had done the shopping l stopped at a garage sale and could not resist for $10 a Borletti 1102 l havent had a good look at her so l don't know if she works yet any one know anything about this one she still has her books with her.
    Thank you

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