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

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    Quote Originally Posted by grayhare
    I found this interesting. http://www.mysingerstory.com/
    Loved those stories. Thanks although I was surprised to see a Touch 'N Sew praised considering what most people on here think of them. :D

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    Wish someone would put the tutes in a separate category so we can find out how to clean or fix something faster. I wish I would have bookmarked them when I started.

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    http://cincinnati.craigslist.org/for/2549610875.html anybody want a bunch of machines??? Looks like a school

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    I picked up an Empira treadle today from CL. I will post pics later. I can't find any information on it! The decals are lions and there are also decals on the cabinet and even on the irons. It has a shuttle and some attachments. Any info out there? Thanks!

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    Heads up, Okies and MO folks. This is a pretty Singer 128 BLACKSIDE, crinkle finish. Only $50. Case is shot but machine looks great. This is kjiji site.
    http://tulsa.ebayclassifieds.com/ant...sg=OUT_OF_AREA

    And this one is in a bentwood case, also Blackside, crinkle.
    http://springfieldmo.ebayclassifieds...sg=OUT_OF_AREA

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    Quote Originally Posted by grayhare
    I found this interesting.
    http://www.mysingerstory.com/

    There are some lovely stories on that site.
    Thanks for sharing the link :-D

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    Ladies I have been reading your posts and learning lots of things about all the different machines.
    I am up to 8 machines now!

    My newest beauty was $20.00 and her name is Stella. She is named after the lady I bought her from. She is a 1936 15-30?and lives in a Straight leg wooden treadle ..that I actually attempted to treadle...woohoo
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    Quote Originally Posted by lee231
    DD picked this up at an auction, 2 of 2 Minnesota 'B'
    $20 Today she inform me that she spotted a National Two Spool for $30, will have to go look at that one, she says it in rough shape.
    Both machines are pretty - but it's nice to see a Minnesota B in such good shape and in a cabinet!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quilt Mom
    I saw at a local thrift store a Necchi Alco sewing machine. It looked a little lonely, but I wanted to get some input on the machine before considering buying it. The machine seemed clean, the cabinet was in so-so condition. Usually at this particular store, they test appliances before putting them on the floor, so I think it runs. No plate to cover the bobbin area. No bobbin. No manual. It does have the cord & pedal. There is some kind of double plug-in on the pedal cord. Anyone know why that might be? (Sorry, no pictures.)
    Quilt Mom, I have a Necchi Alco 400 that I picked up at a local consignment shop. I love the power it has. After sewing on my 4 year old machine and then on the Necchi I couldn't believe how smooth the Necchi runs (like driving a luxury car). I haven't found any instructions and Allyn Distributors were no help (apparently, no one kept any information on the old machines). I did find a local Necchi repair shop in Belgrade, MT and they had the bobbins and I also purchased a new plastic case for it (mine did not come in a cabinet). As for the plugs, I'm not sure why it is designed the way it is, but it works and I guess if you electrical issues you can repair one section of wiring and not have to do the entire thing...but that's just an assumption.

    I love this machine for piecing. I've also used it for repairing a canvas boat cover, a tent and hemming blue jeans, it worked great. I'll be interested to see what responses you find. I've also joined a Necchi group on Yahoo, but didn't find much help with the "newer" Japan made Necchi.

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    Marie, thanks for sharing your experience. I think I will go see if I can get the serial number and any other info they can give me tomorrow.

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