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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
    $125 - allotted on February 15, 1939, a FW with her card like table, her attachments, and the power cord/foot pedal. We have to replace the power cord.

    Nancy

    I posted her picture in the photo shop too! The machine behind the FW is my Singer 15-88 treadle.
    Way cool, Nancy. Great deal to find both table and machine. Very very nice. You'll love it...and that lady will enjoy her $125. Not bad all in all...

    Oh...and back to IrishRose... yes, the prices on the featherweights at the shopgoodwill site can be great. BUT you do run a risk in shipping. If I were ever to buy another machine, I'd CALL the Goodwill and make sure they pack it right. Otherwise, they're tempted to just chuck the machine (in it's case and no additional packing) into a big box and wrap it in bubble wrap. That will trash the case during shipping and potentially/likely scratch and damage the machine. So there is a risk involved.

    I wonder if any of the VSMS folks live close by the goodwill stores that are selling on the website. If so, perhaps they'd be willing to pick up the machine, and pack/ship it right. (Of course, being well reimbursed for doing so!).

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    I'm not interested in a FW at all. Just noticed the prices weren't too bad - especially ones called 'Singer sewing machines'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles
    Well I wasn't out junkin today, but on our way to the store - I wanted to go a long back road - we spotted a 'Barn Sale' sign so pulled in to see what they had.

    They had tons of stuff, but I had to ask if there were any old sewing machines. This lady said yes, she had her Mother's portable machine in the house along with it's table. I immediately thought FW and asked to see the machine! Anyway, to make a long story short this is what I got for $125 - allotted on February 15, 1939, a FW with her card like table, her attachments, and the power cord/foot pedal. We have to replace the power cord. I was, and still am, really excited and guilty feeling because I didn't tell her what she had! I just gave her the $125, got the machine and table, thanked her, and left! I was not even trying to find another FW!

    Nancy

    I posted her picture in the photo shop too! The machine behind the FW is my Singer 15-88 treadle.
    You are one lucky lady!! I'd like to see a picture of the cabinet of your Singer 15-88. Looks like one I just recently bought.

    Texas Jan

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles
    Well I wasn't out junkin today, but on our way to the store - I wanted to go a long back road - we spotted a 'Barn Sale' sign so pulled in to see what they had.

    They had tons of stuff, but I had to ask if there were any old sewing machines. This lady said yes, she had her Mother's portable machine in the house along with it's table. I immediately thought FW and asked to see the machine! Anyway, to make a long story short this is what I got for $125 - allotted on February 15, 1939, a FW with her card like table, her attachments, and the power cord/foot pedal. We have to replace the power cord. I was, and still am, really excited and guilty feeling because I didn't tell her what she had! I just gave her the $125, got the machine and table, thanked her, and left! I was not even trying to find another FW!

    Nancy

    I posted her picture in the photo shop too! The machine behind the FW is my Singer 15-88 treadle.
    MY oh My! Congratulations! Don't have to tell you what a steal you got... not meant to make you feel guilty. I am sure the owner thought she made out pretty well also. ENJOY! Wow. :shock:

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    I posted a pic of a Singer 401A and a 403A on the picture page so you can see the difference. They are pretty much the same. When I found my 401G in the trash it didn't have a manual... LOL so it took some time to figure out the cam stack. Now that I found a manual I found out most of the manual info for stitch selection is right on the lid.

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-130994-10.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by sam_98
    I need to know how to wind the bobbin/shuttle, and how to take out the shuttle.
    Go to Treadle Lady's website and click on her "You Tube Channel Link".

    http://treadlelady.com/

    She has some videos that show how to wind the bobbin and put it in the shuttle. Also, if you watch her 'Tea and Treadles' video, she shows how to use the foot pedal. Her videos are entertaining and very informative.

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    Yes--I've ordered quite a few things from Guy. Great to work with.

    Quote Originally Posted by nannie
    I need a part for a 127 singer. I saw a place listed here from Ill.Guy Baker sewing machine service and parts.
    Has anyone ever ordered from him? Thanks for the info.

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    Maybe you should have burned your way to the door?
    Quote Originally Posted by miriam
    We've been clearing a path to the door of a house we bought at a tax sale. Found one well growing plant we suspect might have some street value.... Got it leveled for now - too bad - it was pretty and smells good...

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    Quote Originally Posted by lovelyl
    I am thinking about starting to look for a Singer 401 or 403. Any thoughts or opinions on these machines????
    Lovely, I've only sewed on the 401A, for over 40 some years and it the best thing since "iced tea." My Mom bought it brand new back in the sixties for me and my late sister to learn how to sew on in high school and I have been left the custodian of it and I have had it maintance only a year and I try to remember to oil it a least two to three times a year and it has been good to me. Two years ago my middle DD used it to make everything that she used in her second wedding, but her dress. If you be good to it then it will be good to you.

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    There is a 401 coming up on an auction sale here this week. I might have to try to buy her.

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