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

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    Quote Originally Posted by sew wishful View Post
    Now this is a table I love....see how the needle bar appears to be centered in the table? Instead of the machine being centered in the table. I think all tables should be cut this way. My newer machine table has the machine centered and I'm forever sitting nearly straddleing the leg. I need to be centered at the working part of the machine! Anyone else feel the same?
    I believe this is a full size 27K made in 1906. It is a nice one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sew wishful View Post
    Now this is a table I love....see how the needle bar appears to be centered in the table? Instead of the machine being centered in the table. I think all tables should be cut this way. My newer machine table has the machine centered and I'm forever sitting nearly straddleing the leg. I need to be centered at the working part of the machine! Anyone else feel the same?
    I sure do wish I lived closer. I would be calling the #. I am like you, the location of the machine is great. Beautiful old sewing table.
    Life is SEW great!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kathie S. View Post
    I bought a red head in a treadle. The treadle has no pitman nor a screw to hold the skirt guard in place. The had converted it to a electric. I called a dealer where I get my old parts from to see if he had any for me. He told me that those things were just junk. He had no room to store junk and to try a junk dealer for those parts. I was horrified at his comment on just junk. Do any of you have any spare pitmans or screws that you would like to sell? Kathie
    Kathie, the key word here is "dealer." He is trying to sell machines so he is not going to tell you the truth about the vintage ladies/gents. When I first read this, I was really surprised because I was thinking "repairman" not "dealer." Then I re-read it and realized what you said. I would only go to this "dealer" if you know he has what you want and not even talk to him about the vintage/antique machines. Most "repairmen" know and appreciate the old machines. I remember when I gave my Mother a new Pfaff to replace her 130. She took the 130 to a sewing repair shop to get it serviced for the first time in almost 60 years and that 'repairman' told her to take that machine home and use it! He said those old machines are like an old friend - they will never let you down! She gave me back the new machine and went back to using her 1952 Pfaff 130, who had never had a problem the whole time she had that machine - and she sewed almost daily all her life!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sew wishful View Post
    Now this is a table I love....see how the needle bar appears to be centered in the table? Instead of the machine being centered in the table. I think all tables should be cut this way. My newer machine table has the machine centered and I'm forever sitting nearly straddleing the leg. I need to be centered at the working part of the machine! Anyone else feel the same?
    I bought a cabinet exactly like this one with a really pristine Lotus in the cabinet for my BF last year. I loved that cabinet, so compact yet very pretty too! I have been looking for a lotus in a cabinet like the one I bought for her ever since then, and cannot find one anywhere near as nice as the one I gave my BF. I had promised her I'd find her a nice 66 after she saw my Redeye! She ended up with the best decals I have ever seen on a Lotus instead of the Redeye - but, WOW was she happy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grannyh67 View Post
    Billy, I just bought a Singer Serial G4764462. I need to know what model it is so I can get some parts and a manual.It sews but needs some tension adjustments. If I had a manual I could do more I think. It also needs face plate for the bobbin. I am using the one off my other Vintage Singer right now. I am going to attach a Pic so see if you can help me out here. I would appreciate it very much. Joy
    PS: I can take more Pic's if you need them to help me out. I'm a big dummy at this stiff.
    Also as you can see it has been converted to electric.
    Joy very pretty Redeye Model 66! Congratulations, those machines are a dream to sew with!

    Nancy

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    Quote Originally Posted by sew wishful View Post
    Now this is a table I love....see how the needle bar appears to be centered in the table? Instead of the machine being centered in the table. I think all tables should be cut this way. My newer machine table has the machine centered and I'm forever sitting nearly straddleing the leg. I need to be centered at the working part of the machine! Anyone else feel the same?
    I do! I am always scooting to the left with one leg on the left of the table leg (unless treadling) so that I am facing the needle straight on! This DOES look like the machine is placed nicely in the cabinet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bennett View Post
    I think this is a 28, can't be totally sure of the 2nd digit in the serial number, looks to be in 1906 with a run of 225,000 numbers. Cute little machine in a nice looking treadle in the Dallas area in case anyone's interested.

    http://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/atq/2752571134.html
    Bennett, according to Singer's records that is a 27, but I thought that the Victorian Decal was only used on the 28's? We need to see the measurements of that machine! There are a few mistakes in the Singer records and I am wondering if this is not one of them? That sure looks like a 28, but I couldn't be sure without measuring it or comparing it to a full sized 27!

    Nancy

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    "Needs restoration in a bad way." Ya think??? It's outside in the rain and weather and you want how much for it? <Cry>

    http://fresno.craigslist.org/atq/2756623265.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Candace View Post
    "Needs restoration in a bad way." Ya think??? It's outside in the rain and weather and you want how much for it? <Cry>

    http://fresno.craigslist.org/atq/2756623265.html
    They have got to be kidding!!!!!!
    Life is SEW great!!!!!!

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    Oh that dose make one want to cry. What a shame. Grandma must be turing in the grave.
    Quote Originally Posted by Candace View Post
    "Needs restoration in a bad way." Ya think??? It's outside in the rain and weather and you want how much for it? <Cry>

    http://fresno.craigslist.org/atq/2756623265.html

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