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

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles View Post
    Geeze, Janice how did you come by 'several' featherweight tables? You are sitting on a gold mine - those are so hard to find in good shape!

    Nancy
    I see them all the time on the Los Angeles Craigslist...but of course, $300 and up!! I don't have one, but I do see them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thimblebug6000 View Post
    A bowling buddy asked me if I knew of anyone who would pay $25 Cdn for this little sewing machine she had kept in her hall closet for a few years. ( She probably got it for free, as she volunteered at a Women In Need shop.) Told her I'd look at it and then take it to guild if I wasn't interested, here in our area I haven't seen any interest at all in these cute machines. (& I didn't know it was a featherweight when I bought it...hehehe). I've made one care quilt with it, it's so cute....I don't really have the time to play with it or space for it....and DH said....what do you want with that old thing (the case is intact & not smelly, but not many attachments)......but here she is anyway....and I think she's here to stay! After looking up her serial # I see she was "born"" in 1948
    I have just about everything that you could need for the Featherweights on my website: www.thequiltgal.com.
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    Speaking of tables, there's one listed in the Dallas area now with a 403. Looks like they are willing to split the pair if anyone is interested.

    http://dallas.craigslist.org/ftw/art/2826791399.html
    I have a screw driver and YouTube--I can fix it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glenn View Post
    no1jan was looking for a bobbin winder, I found a site that might have one. sewingmachine221sale.@bizland.com I do not know if the prices are fare or out of line. Billy can answer that for you. Iam always looking for parts. You never know when you might need one, my old machines are tough and really have never neede much. Glenn
    I have a bobbin winder on my website: www.thequiltgal.com.
    Kathleen Clendennen
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    Singer sewing machine oil if formulated for machines and is still made in the USA and is perfectly fine. Nancy you correct don't use old oil or oil that has turned dark since it has started to degrade. A good synthetic sewing machine oil is good also. If you would like to try clock oil go to www.merrits.com/clock Go to the oil section and look for P617 pocket oiler(1.75 each or 1.50 for a dozen) this is a good oil to try and see if you like it. They have some high quality very expensive oils on the site also that I use on the antique clocks from the 1850's. All these oils are good and without parafin to glog up parts. I use both singer and mostly clock oil because I always have large amounts on hand for my 50 or so antique clock. Just use the best sewing machine oil you can find. Singer is not the only oil out there. Google sewing machine oils to find more.
    Glenn W. Cleveland

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    One other thing, Nancy make sure the oil as no detergents or kerosene in it.
    Glenn W. Cleveland

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    Oh I am so bad. I have no room for more machines and wanted to try and get some redone and off to a new happy owner. So what am I doing picking up two more projects today. Well the price was so good I couldn't pass it up. I got a Singer Touch and Sew in a cabinet and a Singer 500 in a cabinet. Both the cabinets need some cosmetic work.

    I hope I can resell the Touch and Sew after a good bath and new oil for the $25 that I paid for both with not much work. I will not spend any money on this one and I do agree they are not worth much.

    The 500 has more missing parts, face plate, top and tension disks. No cams came with it either. What was I thinking?

    I will try to post some pictures this weekend of these sad ladies.
    Lisa

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    Quote Originally Posted by quilt addict View Post
    Oh I am so bad. I have no room for more machines and wanted to try and get some redone and off to a new happy owner. So what am I doing picking up two more projects today. Well the price was so good I couldn't pass it up. I got a Singer Touch and Sew in a cabinet and a Singer 500 in a cabinet. Both the cabinets need some cosmetic work.

    I hope I can resell the Touch and Sew after a good bath and new oil for the $25 that I paid for both with not much work. I will not spend any money on this one and I do agree they are not worth much.

    The 500 has more missing parts, face plate, top and tension disks. No cams came with it either. What was I thinking?

    I will try to post some pictures this weekend of these sad ladies.
    Well, the good news is that the Singer 500 will sew with out the face plate or the top plate AND it is still nice to sew on... but you will need a tension - the thing might be worth somebody's while as a beater machine. Does the stitch selector work freely?
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltgal View Post
    I have a bobbin winder on my website: www.thequiltgal.com.
    That's good to know Kathleen!! I have you bookmarked!
    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 Charlee View Post
    That's good to know Kathleen!! I have you bookmarked!
    I just placed an order! Can't wait! We don't have a sm shop around here and I've never gotten my hands on the lubricant for the motor or gear cogs. I've ordered some!! AND...a walking foot for my Featherweight!! HURRAY!!!
    And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose. Romans 8:28


    Randa

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