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

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    Ahhhhhh, now I want a 501A, too!! I like Buzz! I've got to get organized before I can add another machine. Merry Christmas to all my new friends at the VSMS. I never had any interest in the antique machines until I came here...now I have 7!!!!!!

    Happy New Year to ALL!!

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    Trish, you are so going to love that Featherweight!!

    NICE machines Candace!! A 301 is on my wishlist, and I too, love the sound of a shuttle...
    One day, you'll only be a memory for some people. Do your best to be a good one.

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    Nanamoms, I never thought I wanted one of these "newer" machines! I was perfectly happy with my old black girls, altho I do have a Kenmore that takes cams, I never used it much.
    Then I saw that 403 and simply HAD to have it!! Couldn't tell you why, but I did, even after passing by several in the past. Then I saw Buzz on Craig's list and showed the ad to the spousal unit...and I suspected he might have gotten it for me when I saw the ad on his computer. Even tho I suspected, this morning there was no machine cabinet with a bow on it in the house..so I assumed that I didn't get it. Then he had me open a package...and in the package was a foot controller. He asked if that was the one I needed? (I've had my eye out for a black controller for my 201, which came to me with a color white replacement controller.) I still didn't catch on and told him "No...this plug is wrong for the 201...but maybe we can rewire it?" He sighed and said, "Well...maybe it'll fit the machine that's out in the storage unit then..." ~laffin~ I made him go get Buzz right then and there!
    One day, you'll only be a memory for some people. Do your best to be a good one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles View Post
    Kathie, send the picture to me, I will try and post it!

    Nancy
    Nancy I was looking at the pictures of machines. Texas Jan posted a picture of my cabinet. #29320. Kathie
    Last edited by Kathie S.; 12-25-2011 at 07:12 PM.

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    Has anybody here gone to Ray White's classes??? Pricy. Is it worth the money???
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    Success is not final. Failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts. Winston Churchill

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    It's a New Home Model A-1. This particular model was a transitional one. The very early ones had a boat shuttle, but the majority of them have the vibrating (bullet) shuttle. I've only seen one with a boat shuttle. I have a nice one in a parlor cabinet sitting right next to my computer. I gave a lot for this one, because the pittypat factor was sky high.
    According to Charles Law, "The oldest versions of this model have a low-mounted bobbin winder and high mounted pick-up hook. The newest versions have a high mounted bobbin winder and low mounted pick-up hook." I believe you'll find this machine to be made before the 1890's, as models made during that time period had rounded corners on the bedplate as opposed to the square ones of this model. That change came sometime in the 1880's.
    Quote Originally Posted by quiltdoctor View Post
    Glenn mentioned my new "baby" yesterday. He and I were going crazy over that spindle in the back. Now we know it is to lean the sewing machine against when oiling her. I hope someone knows what make she is. Perhaps her unique bobbin winding piece may be a clue. She has lots of pin rash and looks like someone shellaced over her hand painted flowers. The case is wonderful, but needs finish restoring. I have the original velvet lined box full of attachments. I got her from the original owners great grand daughter for the princely sum of $50.00 on CL. Her thimbles, screwdrivers and a wooden case of needles were in the drawers, plus a bunch of antique buttons (and various junk that we all acummulate around our machines). That was Merry Christmas to me !!

    Texas Jan
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    I've actually taken his classes several times. Short answer: Yes.
    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    Has anybody here gone to Ray White's classes??? Pricy. Is it worth the money???
    Miz Johnny

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miz Johnny View Post
    I've actually taken his classes several times. Short answer: Yes.
    key words for me 'several times'!!! Thanks.
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    Success is not final. Failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts. Winston Churchill

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee View Post
    Nanamoms, I never thought I wanted one of these "newer" machines! I was perfectly happy with my old black girls, altho I do have a Kenmore that takes cams, I never used it much.
    Then I saw that 403 and simply HAD to have it!! Couldn't tell you why, but I did, even after passing by several in the past. Then I saw Buzz on Craig's list and showed the ad to the spousal unit...and I suspected he might have gotten it for me when I saw the ad on his computer. Even tho I suspected, this morning there was no machine cabinet with a bow on it in the house..so I assumed that I didn't get it. Then he had me open a package...and in the package was a foot controller. He asked if that was the one I needed? (I've had my eye out for a black controller for my 201, which came to me with a color white replacement controller.) I still didn't catch on and told him "No...this plug is wrong for the 201...but maybe we can rewire it?" He sighed and said, "Well...maybe it'll fit the machine that's out in the storage unit then..." ~laffin~ I made him go get Buzz right then and there!
    Charlee, aren't those just the best surprises...when you get a smaller box but there's a bigger surprise waiting????? And so ingenious for your SU to do it that way??? Congrats on your Buzz!!

    Once the Professional Organizer (a gift from my DS and DDIL) comes to de-clutter my home, especially my small office/sewing room, hopefully, I can set up more machines and keep them set up full time. I hate putting up and getting out. When I get ready to sew, I want to SEW!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miz Johnny View Post
    I've actually taken his classes several times. Short answer: Yes.
    What does Ray White teach? (I hope that isn't a dumb question!)

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