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

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    wow I would have whip lash getting my wallet out - what a deal!!!! Who cares if it works or not
    That can be fixed!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by olebat
    Just read a long line of threads ref the Singer 201. I'm considering one in a fine looking cabinet. Granny thinks it doesn't work. She's 80, and the sole owner. For the $30 they're asking, I think it'll be worth the price, if for nothing more than the cabinet. Looking for words of wisdom when I look at the machine. They, (grandson quoting GM) called it a treadle, when it clearly has a motor, so they obviously are close to clueless. There is nothing ornate in the photos he sent, and no obvious rust. Not sure about a hole in the cabinet - if it is a place to run electric wires or a belt. This jog anyones memory of something similar?
    GOSH!!!!! JUMP ON IT. Where I'm at, a 201 in good condition is usually $100. That cabinet is almost as much. Yikes.... lol.

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    Question.. are these good deals?

    http://jerseyshore.craigslist.org/atq/2306809455.html

    http://jerseyshore.craigslist.org/atq/2313157118.html <- looks like it'd require a ton of work

    http://jerseyshore.craigslist.org/atq/2318477734.html <- I like the look of this one, but not sure

    http://jerseyshore.craigslist.org/app/2358337885.html <- sounds too good to be true (I've never used Craigslist before)

    http://jerseyshore.craigslist.org/art/2330144696.html <- I emailed on this one

    Any help is appreciated, I'd like to get a few new ones for relatively cheap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam
    Here's a thought.... on the older, straight stitch Singers, clones, treadles and such; has anyone done a check list of what things to 'check' first when there's a problem? Like a trouble shooting guide? That might be a good sort of document to have, especially for newbies to the old ladies. ???
    As far as a check list I look at it real good - does it move? Is the tension bent? Are the thread guides there? Is the bobbin case there? Is there rust? How much rust? Are all the parts there? Slide plates, etc... How damaged is the paint? Does it chain? Is the stitch regulator working? How much is it? How much do you have to put into it to make it sing? On a zig zag I look to see if it goes back and forth. Does it DO those decorative stitches if it is suppose to? Does the needle hit the hole? Does the needle hit a foot? Does it bring up a bobbin thread? Has it been dropped or thrown through a window? Is it gummed up with oil and not moving? How about the motor? Foot control? Wires? Light? Did someone not figure out how to get it out of a table and break a hinge or break the hinge out of the wood? Are the treadle parts all there? There are probably more questions...


    Or do you mean when there is a problem what do you check? There are all kinds of trouble shooting guides on internet - I have learned a lot that way[/quote]

    "Has it been dropped or thrown through a window?"
    I like this one the best! lol

    I check for the same things. If the picture looks like it doesn't have plates or they don't show the bobbin or shuttle, I then ask before heading out to see the machine- but even then you don't get a straight answer.

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    GO for that 201-2 in that cabinet. The cabinet alone is worth more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer22206
    Question.. are these good deals?

    http://jerseyshore.craigslist.org/atq/2306809455.html

    http://jerseyshore.craigslist.org/atq/2313157118.html <- looks like it'd require a ton of work

    http://jerseyshore.craigslist.org/atq/2318477734.html <- I like the look of this one, but not sure

    http://jerseyshore.craigslist.org/app/2358337885.html <- sounds too good to be true (I've never used Craigslist before)

    http://jerseyshore.craigslist.org/art/2330144696.html <- I emailed on this one

    Any help is appreciated, I'd like to get a few new ones for relatively cheap.
    I would go look at the third one just for the cabinet. Also, find out if the cabinet has a treadle irons. I would toss the motor to the machine, and set machine up for treadle use.
    Have fun shopping!

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    Okay...here's the list of the weekend machines acquired by me, via a friend at an auction and my garage saling out of state!
    Singer Treadle Model 27, 1905, cabinet not in the best of shape, but I think the machine will work when cleaned up, oiled and new belt bought,
    Singer Model 127, 1940, Motor broken off, wires in bad, bad shape, original (?) manual...can I treadle this one??
    Dressmaker model S-2402, works, has all 30 cams, attachments. Needs a real good cleaning, oiling and shine but I think it could be a fun machine to own.

    But may end up putting her up for sale along with a couple others, as grandbaby "stuff" is taking up lots of space. Could put the machines in the attic until the baby stage is over!!

    Any thoughts on these machines??

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    I have to re-new my homeowners insurance policy for my collectibles and am thinking of adding the old machines to it for proper coverage of them. I posted this machine clear back on page 931 here but I am having a hard time finding past sold or any value for this machine.. Can anyone please help.

    The Phoenix Sewing AG Baer & Rempel is a treadel machine that at some point was converted to electric with a Singer motor. I believe it is a 28Z model. The cabinet is in pretty good shape and I gave it a pretty good scrub today. I didn't do anything to the machine itself yet so it looks dirty in the pictures. It to has the owners manual and also the box of accessories and the original tool wrench. I will convert it back to a treadel as the only thing that I need is a belt.
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    Nancy,
    So sorry about your little guy, Balto. Our 21 year old ! Chihuahua died last Thanksgiving, and we miss him every day. Hugs to you and your family.

    Olebat,
    You should get that 201 now!! It's a great machine, and nice cabinet.I love mine!

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    Quote Originally Posted by olebat
    Just read a long line of threads ref the Singer 201. I'm considering one in a fine looking cabinet. Granny thinks it doesn't work. She's 80, and the sole owner. For the $30 they're asking, I think it'll be worth the price, if for nothing more than the cabinet. Looking for words of wisdom when I look at the machine. They, (grandson quoting GM) called it a treadle, when it clearly has a motor, so they obviously are close to clueless. There is nothing ornate in the photos he sent, and no obvious rust. Not sure about a hole in the cabinet - if it is a place to run electric wires or a belt. This jog anyones memory of something similar?
    That is Singer's #42 cabinet, or Deco style. It wasn't ever a treadle cabinet. I got one with my 301 for $85 and it didn't have the bench. Make sure they give you the bench! It has storage in the seat, I believe.

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