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

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtapp9

    60617 IS the slant shank and as far as I can tell the foot part looks just like your 60615. Guess I'll give it a try, what's another $15 :? :lol:
    Good I'll get one of those too for the Rocketeer!

    Nancy

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    Quote Originally Posted by BZ quilting
    Hi Billy, hope you feel better.

    Can you tell me about treadles and should they make a clank when treadling?

    I'm not sure if anyone has adressed how to adjust them or if you can.

    Could someone help please.
    I am a couple pages behind so maybe this has been addressed already, but have you greased your treadle joints? The only treadle I have that comes close to making a clanking sound is my Davis Vertical Feed. The more I use the treadle, the better she does; but, I have had to grease her irons a few times.

    Nancy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glenn
    Now, if I can only get DH to help me re-do the veneer on my Davis Vertical Feed from 1886, my Singer VS 2 from 1889, and my 1913 Singer Sphinx cabinet! Glenn any secrets we need to know? We already got the veneer.

    Nancy

    It depends on how much veneer you need to replace. If it is small areas that need to be replace, there is a technique for this. If it is a large area such as a complete top replacement that is another technique. And then if you are restoring and want to maintain the antique value then there is another technique using hyde glue in a hot glue pot( you really don't need a glue I can show you how to to this in a mason jar). Basically you cut out the bad, clean the area, cut a new piece to fit and glue in with hyde glue, contact cement or any good cabinet makers glue like weldwood. You Know the yellow wood glue, brand is not important. You can post a picture of the cabinet and I will be able to help you thru it. Glenn
    Glenn, on the 3 cabinets I mentioned we are going to replace the whole tops. They all are really messed up, way too much for just patching. I will yell HELP when we get stuck!

    Nancy

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    Quote Originally Posted by JaneK
    Hi, I have one of these...i think! I have a Portman that looks exactly like this, it has a case that opens up and slides around the freearm to make a flat sewing surface, similar to some of the vintage Elnas. The Portman was made by the Portman Sewing Machine Company and the company eventually folded. I think I've seen references to these machines in reference to being competitors to the Singer 221, but we all know which machine survived.
    Maybe Free-Westinghouse either badged this one or perhaps the were the ones who bought Portman when it was foundering.

    It's a cute machine, and sews nicely. The handwheel at the bottom is different, and I get a little mixed up when I sew with it until I get my brain reoriented, as then still reach up when i want the handwheel!
    Jane
    Jane, I never heard of a Portman. Do you have a picture posted here? I'd like to see it.

    Nancy

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles
    Quote Originally Posted by BZ quilting
    Hi Billy, hope you feel better.

    Can you tell me about treadles and should they make a clank when treadling?

    I'm not sure if anyone has adressed how to adjust them or if you can.

    Could someone help please.
    I am a couple pages behind so maybe this has been addressed already, but have you greased your treadle joints? The only treadle I have that comes close to making a clanking sound is my Davis Vertical Feed. The more I use the treadle, the better she does; but, I have had to grease her irons a few times.

    Nancy
    The pitman rods have ball bearing joints that have to stay packed with grease. My fancy parlor cabinet treadle did a lot of clunking when I got it. It helped to tighten up the big nut on the forked piece that goes to the pitman, so there was less play in it, as well as keep everything well greased. Now it clunks a lot less, and if I keep my feet balanced left and right on the treadle pad just right, I get no clunking at all...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quiltgranny
    If anyone has any experience navigating PayPal disputes/claims over a sewing machine that was said to be functioning properly by the Seller, but once received does not, would they please PM me?

    Thanks,
    I had a dispute over two sewing machine manuals I ordered through e-bay - paid with Paypal -- and never received. It is a very simple process. You open the claim. Tell them why you are opening a claim. The seller is given 30 days to respond. If the seller does not respond, you escalate the claim, but remember if you do not escalate the claim before the 30 days is up, Paypal assumes the two of you solved the problem and will not proceed. So, if no resolution within a couple weeks or so, I'd put the claim in esculation status then Paypal will take it and usually refund your money. That is what happened with my claim.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FarmStitcher
    Check out the new treadle machines on Lehmans non electric web site:

    http://www.lehmans.com/cgi-bin/lehma...?page_number=1
    Farmstitcher, that is very interesting. The whole thing for $1000, but that is mostly for the little treadle cabinet. Those sewing machines are only $399, and it doesn't say what brand - just made in Taiwan.

    Nancy

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    Monica, I hope you are feeling better soon. Let us know if the feet thing worked! Thank you for the compliment of my W&G cabinet. I love that machine and cabinet now - it will be an heirloom for sure for the kids since their Dad re-did it!

    Lauren we were talking about the Singer Model 66 that Singer produced until the 1950's.

    Nancy

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    Nancy thank you so much for answering my question. I had asked it 2 times and thought it mus be the stupidest question ever since no one answered it. What do you use, the singer lube ???


    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles
    Quote Originally Posted by BZ quilting
    Hi Billy, hope you feel better.

    Can you tell me about treadles and should they make a clank when treadling?

    I'm not sure if anyone has adressed how to adjust them or if you can.

    Could someone help please.
    I am a couple pages behind so maybe this has been addressed already, but have you greased your treadle joints? The only treadle I have that comes close to making a clanking sound is my Davis Vertical Feed. The more I use the treadle, the better she does; but, I have had to grease her irons a few times.

    Nancy

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewbizgirl
    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles
    Quote Originally Posted by BZ quilting
    Hi Billy, hope you feel better.

    Can you tell me about treadles and should they make a clank when treadling?

    I'm not sure if anyone has adressed how to adjust them or if you can.

    Could someone help please.
    I am a couple pages behind so maybe this has been addressed already, but have you greased your treadle joints? The only treadle I have that comes close to making a clanking sound is my Davis Vertical Feed. The more I use the treadle, the better she does; but, I have had to grease her irons a few times.

    Nancy
    The pitman rods have ball bearing joints that have to stay packed with grease. My fancy parlor cabinet treadle did a lot of clunking when I got it. It helped to tighten up the big nut on the forked piece that goes to the pitman, so there was less play in it, as well as keep everything well greased. Now it clunks a lot less, and if I keep my feet balanced left and right on the treadle pad just right, I get no clunking at all...
    Thank you thank you what type of grease do you use?

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