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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nanamoms View Post
    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
    .......Anything to squeeze a few more treadles in. There must be 50 ways........

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlhmnj View Post
    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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    I'll have to go research. It would be interesting, seeing as I have a Minnesota B treadle head in my sewing room. Now if I could only find a crank that work on it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by deplaylady View Post
    I'll have to go research. It would be interesting, seeing as I have a Minnesota B treadle head in my sewing room. Now if I could only find a crank that work on it!
    Yep - looks like you were right - I found this pic of a Minnesota B, and my base does have holes in the right places where it would bolt to the cabinet.
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    I hope to be published in a few years and then we all can critique the snot out of it until it is right!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mpeters1200 View Post
    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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    Not sure about the fit with the walking foot, but hope it helped some. That pic is from an 18 piece greist attachment set manual, by the way. I have FMQed with the straight line, and it is pretty easy if the walking foot/guide combo does not work. Good luck!!!
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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 have one of these under a Minnesota purchased at a garage sale a couple of months ago. Pretty sure the two go together as it was owned by the husband's mother, it has a really nice table. We are almost done remodeling the sewing room and all machines are corralled in the dinning room and of course this one is in the far back corner. You would not believe what I had to go through to make sure it was the same, but I knew I'd seen this base before so I just had to look. Will post a pic when all the machines are 'set free'

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    here's one similar to my cabinet, no pic of machine though
    http://indianapolis.craigslist.org/atq/2708325343.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by deplaylady View Post
    I'll have to go research. It would be interesting, seeing as I have a Minnesota B treadle head in my sewing room. Now if I could only find a crank that work on it!
    Here's A Davis made Minnesota C with crank, unfortunately the machine and case comes with the crank.
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Minnesota-Se...#ht_500wt_1180

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlhmnj View Post
    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.
    Jon
    Here is a picture of the collar of the handwheel on the Singer 12. There is one hole in it and it doesn't appear to be an oil hole. It is as deep as the shaft from the looks of it. If this is what I am supposed to be looking for, then I don't see a peg. I think maybe I will leave the wheel on and try to paint around the wheel. If this isn't what you were referring to, then "I give up", but thanks for trying.

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    Yes, it gets even worse when the DD has caught the "virus" also. No hope here in this household.
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