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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee
    I don't worry too much about backtack or reverse...I just make the first stitches really small, and then lengthen them to the longer stitch...
    Wow, what a simple idea. I think I'll try it. Now we get to see if Joe can treadle with his feet, guide the material with his left hand and adjust the stitch length with his right hand .... all at the same time simultaneously. That might be fun to watch. LOL

    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles View Post
    Joe, then trade one of your 66 treadles for a 15-88 treadle! I use my 15-88 all the time because it has a beautiful stitch, drops its feed dogs, and it has reverse! So cool to treadle a machine with a back tack and FM! I also treadle my 319w, which not only has reverse, but it has lots and lots of decorative stitches!

    Nancy
    When I dug out mom's old HOTHER and wanted to sew with it I didn't have a case for it. The original had fallen apart. The motor had also died and I didn't have another one either.
    So I put it in my 66 Treadle #1 and went to sewing. Didn't even change hand wheels. I have lots of machines that can run on a treadle base, but I have a personality quirk. If a machine comes in case or a treadle, that machine will stay there. So to use one of the other machines I'll need to find a treadle with no head.
    As for the putting the 319 in a treadle I suggested it to my wife and her response was: "NO!". Accompanied with a glare usually reserved for her boss. ( I think we'll table that idea.)

    Joe

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    Quote Originally Posted by J Miller View Post
    Wow, what a simple idea. I think I'll try it. Now we get to see if Joe can treadle with his feet, guide the material with his left hand and adjust the stitch length with his right hand .... all at the same time simultaneously. That might be fun to watch. LOL



    When I dug out mom's old HOTHER and wanted to sew with it I didn't have a case for it. The original had fallen apart. The motor had also died and I didn't have another one either.
    So I put it in my 66 Treadle #1 and went to sewing. Didn't even change hand wheels. I have lots of machines that can run on a treadle base, but I have a personality quirk. If a machine comes in case or a treadle, that machine will stay there. So to use one of the other machines I'll need to find a treadle with no head.
    As for the putting the 319 in a treadle I suggested it to my wife and her response was: "NO!". Accompanied with a glare usually reserved for her boss. ( I think we'll table that idea.)

    Joe
    I like the idea of a 319 in a treadle or HC - seems like it would be easier to control when you want to go slow.
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vintagemotif View Post
    See if your Sewmor fits into one of your treadles. It looks like can be treadled without having to change the wheel.
    I treadle a 201 that doesn't have a spoke wheel. Purplefiend does too; from one of her posting of her 201 in treadle, I learned that it could be done.
    I just might do that. The case to the SEWMOR was bad when I bought it but it literally fell apart during shipment. So right not it doesn't have a home. I've treadled my HOTHER on my 66#1 treadle and it worked just fine with the regular wheel. I would have had to shorten the belt a bit had I left it there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    I like the idea of a 319 in a treadle or HC - seems like it would be easier to control when you want to go slow.
    Miriam,
    To go slow you need a machine with a good strong motor and a responsive foot controller. My HOTHER is such a machine as is several others. I can feather the throttle on them and sew very slow.
    I haven't mastered "slow" on a treadle yet. When I try the thing stalls on me.

    Joe

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    Quote Originally Posted by J Miller View Post
    Miriam,

    Places like Sew-Classic sell spoked hand wheels and the hand crank kits. Once installed you use your original bobbin winder. They drive off the wheel just like before.

    Do you have any parts left from any of the machines? I'm looking for a rotary oscillator, a thread take-up lever assembly and feed dog screw for my 99K.
    I could also use a motor and wiring assembly for it if you had any.
    And I need a motor for a 66-18.

    OK, that's enough mooching.

    I took Rusty apart as far as I have because I had to get the rust out of all the joints and connections. One of those things that if I didn't have to, I wouldn't have.

    Joe
    Joe, I believe I have a 99 motor. I took it off my 99 to make it handcrank, as I couldn't find a knee controller at the time and wanted a handcrank in any case. Let me know if you are interested. Shipping + $15.00 I guess would be fair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jljack View Post
    Joe, I believe I have a 99 motor. I took it off my 99 to make it handcrank, as I couldn't find a knee controller at the time and wanted a handcrank in any case. Let me know if you are interested. Shipping + $15.00 I guess would be fair.
    Yes, I'm interested. You want I should PM you for addresses or do you want to PM me?

    Joe

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    Joe,
    Juki made your Sewmatic/Hother machine-which you already knew.
    Although this isn't the exact machine like the one you own, I thought you would find this interesting for comparison:boulder.craigslist.org/for/2822808036.html
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    Nancy,

    Glad to see that you played with your decorative stitches on your 401A. They are fun machines!
    I have to ask. Which machine to you prefer, the 401 or 501 Rocketeer?

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    I just got a Free Westinghouse sewing machine Type E. Seriel number LB271394. I can not find any info on it. Can anyone help? Kathie

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles View Post
    Janice, did you see the ad on Craigslist yesterday for a black 301 in a cabinet with a ton of attachments, buttonholers, walking foot, etc.? The guy posted the ad in both English and Spanish and said "make offer." I had a Mystery Block of the Month yesterday. When I got back, I looked in Craigslist and the ad was already gone! Go figure! I hope someone on here got the machine with all the loot!

    Nancy
    Nope, didn't see it. Which city?

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