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

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    Cathy, bought the machine in NC last year. Won her on E-bay. She is in excellent shape :). Her house needs some repair but other wise she is good to go. Should call her Little Miss Dynomite b/c she sews so fast.
    Trish

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtapp9
    http://littlerock.craigslist.org/atq/2316216944.html

    I think i'm gonna call about this one. Can anyone clue me in about this model? Is it worth it?

    TIA
    Jtapp9, I can't find the pages, but somewhere in this shop Billy talks about the Spartan. My first vintage machine - I found it at a yard sale for $5 - was a Spartan. When I asked about the machine, Billy told me that the Spartan is the stripped down version of a 99, but that it is now worth more as there are a lot less Spartans than 99's. He also said somewhere here on this forum that if I find one in a cabinet it is worth even more, as there were very few cabinets made for the Spartans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cabbagepatchkid

    Well, this 301 plus cabinet now resides at my house :mrgreen:

    It has a knee pedal that pushes up against the foot pedal which is attached underneath the inside of the cabinet. I can't get the pedal out. Is there some sort of trick to getting the pedal out of the brackets or do you think it is just stuck from years of non-use? I actually have several cabinets like this, with the pedal stuck in the bracket.
    Congratulations on your new 301!

    Nancy

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    Dina is a beautiful lady!


    Quote Originally Posted by Crossstitcher
    Tammy, That is a cute machine. I have one just like it only it's called a Dynamic. It is about as big as a featherweight. Sews like a 99 with a little noise. Mine has made in Japan on it and it comes apart. It came in it's own case. She sews really nice and I call her Dina. Here is a few pictures of her.
    Trish

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    [quote=vintagemotif

    Kathie you did an excellent job restoring that cabinet.
    Very NICE![/quote]

    Thank you very much. I wish that I could take credit but I can not. I had it done and when it was delivered I thought that they brought the wrong cabinet. Kathie

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtapp9
    I bought her! Will look up the dates and take pics when we get home! She's sweet!
    Congratulations Julie!

    Nancy

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    Quote Originally Posted by tangledthread
    Hello, I needed to hi-jack a post to add a pic..I just bought this little darling and will pick it up next week. I was wondering if you can tell me anything about it by the numbers here or do I need to wait and get the serial number off the bottom? If anyone has a 222k, can you tell me how she sews? I have heard so many good things about Featherweights I just couldn't pass this one up - btw, her name is Maggie. Funny how I new her name the moment I saw her pics...
    Wow! Do you realize how hard it is to find a 222? Those free arm FW's are almost impossible to find, and if you do find one someone wants an arm and a leg for it!

    Congratulations!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crossstitcher
    Tammy, That is a cute machine. I have one just like it only it's called a Dynamic. It is about as big as a featherweight. Sews like a 99 with a little noise. Mine has made in Japan on it and it comes apart. It came in it's own case. She sews really nice and I call her Dina. Here is a few pictures of her.
    Trish
    Trish, what do you mean it comes apart?

    Nancy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kathie S.
    Kathie, I am sorry, I can hear your frustration. You are right, the hand wheel on the White goes away from you, the opposite of most other machines.

    On your Lotus, is your needle inserted correctly - flat side to the right? Is the needle a good, not bent or barbed needle? Is the needle threaded from left to right? Is the machine threaded correctly? Is the bobbin threaded correctly - leading from the top and threaded in the slot in the bobbin case correctly?

    Kathie, sometimes it is best to walk away and come back fresh - ready to start over. That is what I had to do for two months while I fought with my Betty (Davis Vertical Feed) until I finally got it working.

    Nancy, I have rethreaded the machine several times with hubby watching me to make sure that is done by the book. I put in a new Janome needle. I tried using the old cheap thread, I tried using good thread and nothing helped. I am ready to throw in the towel. I may just take it into Ernie at Eand D and let them figure it out. Kathie
    Have you checked if there is a scratch or burr on your needle plate? It will cause all kinds of birdsnests underside.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles
    Here are the pictures of Kathie's cabinet before and after she had it re-finished!
    WOW that looks great.
    l have the same machine and cabinet but not in such bad order that is my next machine to clean
    Elsie from South Australia

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