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

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    Singer 12 Wheel

    Does anyone know how to remove the wheel from a Singer Model 12 fiddlebase? I cannot see any screws and the center of the wheel twists freely and is attached to a strong spring that pulls it back into position. I was haping to take the wheel off when I repaint, but I may have to just leave it on and paint as best I can around her.

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    Remove belt guard. Drive out tapered pin on hand wheel and remove after soaking.

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    Thanks--I'm not real sure where the tapered pin is. Maybe you could give me a clue?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vintagemotif View Post
    Something wrong here. What happened to the cabinets and machines?
    http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/fuo/2708116433.html
    This sort of has to do with a question I've been meaning to ask... is there a way to find out what kind of machine/cabinet the irons originally came from? I needed a table for my front entry and refused to pay the $250 all the furniture stores wanted for tables so my husband and I hit up the craft antique co-op.We found this for $40 - and since it was already past being a base and it is beautiful, its now Gretel's base. Any way to tell what it came from? It's 29" tall - the irons on my White treadle measure 14" to the wooden cabinet - these are really tall! I'd really like to know, but have no idea where to even start -- anyone recognize the shape/pattern?
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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltdoctor View Post
    Thanks--I'm not real sure where the tapered pin is. Maybe you could give me a clue?

    Texas Jan
    Guess the location would be called the "collar" of the handwheel or part of handwheel closest to the buisiness end. This pin (peg?) has to be driven from the small end. On mine it was a real PITA cause it hadn't been removed in 140 years and may not be worth removing for painting (?) Hope this is clear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by deplaylady View Post
    This sort of has to do with a question I've been meaning to ask... is there a way to find out what kind of machine/cabinet the irons originally came from? I needed a table for my front entry and refused to pay the $250 all the furniture stores wanted for tables so my husband and I hit up the craft antique co-op.We found this for $40 - and since it was already past being a base and it is beautiful, its now Gretel's base. Any way to tell what it came from? It's 29" tall - the irons on my White treadle measure 14" to the wooden cabinet - these are really tall! I'd really like to know, but have no idea where to even start -- anyone recognize the shape/pattern?
    Looks like the ever popular "Pan Am" treadle! No, seriously. I have no idea, but the bottom shape made me think of Barbie's Friend Ship. Plus I have been watching "Pan Am" on hulu.
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    Quote Originally Posted by deplaylady View Post
    This sort of has to do with a question I've been meaning to ask... is there a way to find out what kind of machine/cabinet the irons originally came from? I needed a table for my front entry and refused to pay the $250 all the furniture stores wanted for tables so my husband and I hit up the craft antique co-op.We found this for $40 - and since it was already past being a base and it is beautiful, its now Gretel's base. Any way to tell what it came from? It's 29" tall - the irons on my White treadle measure 14" to the wooden cabinet - these are really tall! I'd really like to know, but have no idea where to even start -- anyone recognize the shape/pattern?
    I'll venture a wild guess. The center support looks like something off a Sears Minnesota from 1910 or so. Google Sears Minnesota and view Images. If this isn't it I'd do the same with other makers from this time period but it might just be Sears. Also the bases vary from year to year even by the same makers. Hope this helps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by justtrish View Post

    Waaaahhhhh!! It probably won't be that price 2 days from now when the auction ends. I have 5 on ebay watch right now!! But I have some private leads too so not sure what decision I will make.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlhmnj View Post
    Sometimes when one addiction is out of control and one is threatened with sleeping on top of treadle cabinets, it needs to be replaced with a more benign addiction. Don't think I could bring myself around to vaccinating myself, I'd probably hit an artery and make a real mess
    Hmmm...a thought...you could use a blow up mattress and put it on top of the cabinets. All you need is a quilt!! LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by melinda1962 View Post
    I have one like it that came in with a NIB sewing machine. The little forks go under the presser foot screw on the outside of the presser foot. I will try to attach it to the machine and get a pic up later tonight. I have a "block party" for pre-Christmas that I am taking my mom to right now. Hang in there.

    Edit: I found the pic I was thinking of.
    I swear if that works I will owe you coffee or a FQ or my firstborn son...well, you wouldnt' want any of my sons, too much maintenance...I owe you the next VSM I find. I don't know, but it's something! It looks like I was putting it on a bit backwards. I'm going to fiddle with it tomorrow and see if I can get it to match the pic. That would be AWESOME.

    Thank you.

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