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

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles
    Quote Originally Posted by vintagemotif
    Nancy,
    Sorry to hear that you got rained on, that doesn't sound like a wonderful time for a day of celebration.

    Well, I had a blast on such a rainy day! My day wasn't dreary at all, very sunny on the side of town where I was located. :) The company was awesome, knowledgeable, funny, and friendly! The food was excellent and plentiful. And all of the machines were simply gorgeous. The host has an awesome collection of machines and parts!
    Someone showed off two of her beautiful quilts that she made with exchange blocks from the Treadleon block exchange. I had fun seeing the creativity that some folks from Treadleon used in signing their blocks, very nicely done!

    I want to thank Sharon, Purplefiend, for mentioning the Treadleon group numerous times. I recommend becoming a member and attending a TOGA or mini TOGA. Yup, I had a blast, and I'm looking forward to the gathering in September.
    Monica, you have to be joking! ". . . . very sunny on the side of town where I was located. . . . .?" I thought that TOGA was in Roseville? We were at a graduation in Loomis -- right next to Roseville and it poured all day! I think you had stars in your eyes because of all the really neat old machines! I would have loved to come, but I will be coming to the September TOGA for sure! Did you drive up by yourself or did you get your husband to come too? I think my DH would actually enjoy the TOGA.

    Did you take any pictures? I would love to see some of the machines!

    Nancy
    Nancy! It was raining there too! Dang, all of Northern California was in the rain that day. Just that the warm welcome of friendly treadlers brought the sunshine to my location. I drove up in the rain all by myself. Husband and teenage son had other activities that day. Well, I'm looking forward to meeting with you and others in September. I plan to bring a couple of quilts that I made with my treadles, my Lotus 66 hand-crank, and the exchange blocks. I'm planning what to bring to the next TOGA already.
    So, between now and then, I have numerous quilt projects and exchange blocks to work on. Hopefully, that will keep me from peeking at CLs and purchasing those " I just had to rescue" machine finds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarieM
    Miz Johnny, can you post pics of the lavendar Necchi?
    Yes, I would like to see a lavendar Necchi too!

    Welcome back Miz Johnny!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris_quilts
    Raynebowbrite; the "Queen" is is a fiddle base -look at base shape on machine. Can't help other than that other than to say they're both very pretty machines and look clean.
    Chris
    Thanks, they were both stored in a lady's basement for however many years, the singer was her great grandma's, Queen was the neighbors she bought for $40. It did have a motor attached to it, but I took it off. with a foot shaped foot pedal to make it go. I didn't toss it, because it was just so weird looking, thought I'd clean it up and just keep it as an odd ball thing to add to my collection of randomness.
    I really like the fiddle base, can't play with it, because I have no room for 2 treadles in my house, and it won't go in the singer cabinet. They both turn, and have shuttles, and lots of bobbins, tons of attachments, and I think I have another shuttle that doesn't belong to these machines. They're all the vibrating shuttles. (I have been as much research as possible!)

    I'm hoping Billy will come along and can offer some insight. (seen that he is the go to guy on the treadles! LOL)

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    Quote Originally Posted by mpeters1200
    So the church that I quilt at is having their garage sale this weekend. They want 80.00 for a vintage machine whose decals are coming off, no attachments and no shuttle or spindle bobbins. I think it's outrageous, but a friend of mine thinks it would be a good investment. The serial number is starts with a B and has all 8's and 9's in the number part. I'm trying to figure out what type of machine it is.

    The decals say Singer, and it has a good size throat area, just a shade smaller than my 66. But it has some reddish tint to the decals. I KNOW it is not a redeye, but the decals are real similar. It has a drop in area for one of those long bobbins (shuttle right?) no shuttle bobbin casing though. It seems like a lot of money for a machine that can't possibly work with no shuttle. I just wish I could figure out what it is.
    Your machine is made in 1905.
    Here is the link to Singer for machine serial number that starts with a single letter:
    http://www.singerco.com/support/mach.../single-letter

    Click on B series for the number and info. Good luck guessing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam
    Quote Originally Posted by Crossstitcher
    Quote Originally Posted by buslady
    I got an Elna Supermatic and need a manual for it. I found one site that charges for it, I wondered if anyone here knows where I might get one "free"? Thanks. I also have a Viking 33-10 that I can't find the manual for. I want to get these machines running so I can teach on them. Thanks for any assist!
    If you find where to get one let me know. B/C I need one too. I saw one on e bay for $8.00+shipping but let it go on by. Will keep looking.
    Well, I found a free repair manual. I'll keep lookin' http://arizonaexpressionz.com/elna_service_manuals.html this is for a FREE Elna service manuals

    better book mark these

    http://www.arizonaexpressionz.com/el...n_manuals.html this is the FREE instruction manuals
    I see the Supermatic instruction manual, but not the repair manual? Am I just missing it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by deplaylady
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    I am the new owner of a 99K! $40 from CL - I posted pictures in my other topic I started yesterday. I'm going to need a new cord, but I am tempted to put a crank on it. Not sure how hard it would be or if it makes sense. I guess I'm going to have to start naming machines - I have a FW coming home next week, too.
    Billy has hand cranks for the 99's. I got one a couple months ago and I plan to de-motor it and put a hand crank on it.
    Is that a big job?
    Not sure how big a job, but Billy provides instructions and guidance via Private Messages. You can do it!

    :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by emmah
    Quote Originally Posted by deplaylady
    Quote Originally Posted by jljack
    Quote Originally Posted by deplaylady
    I am the new owner of a 99K! $40 from CL - I posted pictures in my other topic I started yesterday. I'm going to need a new cord, but I am tempted to put a crank on it. Not sure how hard it would be or if it makes sense. I guess I'm going to have to start naming machines - I have a FW coming home next week, too.
    Billy has hand cranks for the 99's. I got one a couple months ago and I plan to de-motor it and put a hand crank on it.
    Is that a big job?
    Three easy steps: One, remove the motor belt from the motor pulley, then unscrew the flat disk that holds the handwheel in place and replace a solid handwheel with a spoked one-- if needed.
    two: unscrew one big screw holding the motor in place.(Save for future reversal if desired.)
    Three: screw the crank mechanism into the same hole the motor mount used-- with the angled tongue between the wheel spokes.
    DONE--crank away.
    Wow...that easy!! Thanks, Emmah. I too have a 99 I will be changing to a hand crank. Can't wait now...so easy! Who knew!!!!
    :shock:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miz Johnny
    OK--I am now about 100 pages behind. You folks are CHATTY!!
    Wonder how long it will take me to catch up?

    I am trying to stay away from new machines, but did get a couple of "little" ones--a Kruse and Murphy HC and an extra K & M head--just in case. <GR>

    More later--I'm off to pick up a lavender Necchi for someone else!!
    Hey Mz Johnny, we've missed you. We've been talking about Elna Supermatics. Glad to see you back!

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    Quote Originally Posted by vintagemotif
    Quote Originally Posted by mpeters1200
    So the church that I quilt at is having their garage sale this weekend. They want 80.00 for a vintage machine whose decals are coming off, no attachments and no shuttle or spindle bobbins. I think it's outrageous, but a friend of mine thinks it would be a good investment. The serial number is starts with a B and has all 8's and 9's in the number part. I'm trying to figure out what type of machine it is.

    The decals say Singer, and it has a good size throat area, just a shade smaller than my 66. But it has some reddish tint to the decals. I KNOW it is not a redeye, but the decals are real similar. It has a drop in area for one of those long bobbins (shuttle right?) no shuttle bobbin casing though. It seems like a lot of money for a machine that can't possibly work with no shuttle. I just wish I could figure out what it is.
    Your machine is made in 1905.
    Here is the link to Singer for machine serial number that starts with a single letter:
    http://www.singerco.com/support/mach.../single-letter

    Click on B series for the number and info. Good luck guessing!
    Thanks. That is sure good to know. Do you know how I can find out what type of machine it is? I tried to follow the checklist on the other site, but didn't get a good enough look at the machine to field through the questions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RayneBowBrite
    Hi, after posting this is the main section, I was told how to post in this area LOL (I'm very new here)

    So, my OP was along the lines that I had picked up two treadles off CL's for $50. ($25 per treadle)
    I have figured out one is a Singer #27, that was pretty easy, already wound a bobbin, threaded and sewed on it last night, no instructions, it all clicked in my head LOL (after a good oiling) .
    The other...I am having a heck of of time with. Says "Queen" on the arm, not "new' "the" or any other words, just Queen LOL (I have been trying like mad to figure out what it is)
    I attached pictures of both machines, The drawers we're filled with all sorts of things...I'll have to post pics of some of those things as well! Have NO idea of what most the stuff is...
    I did find a certificate of warranty for the queen sewing machine, I can try to take a pic of it...but its in REALLY rough shape, The date on it was Oct. 22nd 1900. Had a 5 yr warranty!!!! :lol: Also had The White Sewing Company on the slip of paper.

    And a lil introduction about me, I am 26, I stay home with my 4 kids, ages ~ almost 5yr, one will be 3 at the end of August, a 16month old and a 4 month old. I started sewing a couple years ago, picked up a Pfaff 4240. My grandma gave me her Husqvarna Freesia, and my grandpa surprised me with a Brother machine.

    Sorry for the massive post, all 4 kids are mellow and chill, and I can type with out holding a kid lol Hopefully it makes sense, I am a lil scattered brain, on day two of not smoking, and totally cut out drinking Mountain Dew as well,(one my 3rd cup of coffee) taking up treadling as my new habit, its easy to do even with the kids awake, and they like pushing the pedal :)
    WOW!! I want to move to Minnesota!!! What a deal you got....out of imagination here...those machines would have been $200 each.

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