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

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    Mariam, Glad to hear life is settling down a bit for you. Hope your daughter gets better real soon.
    Quilting with a friend keeps me in stitches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vintagemotif View Post
    Kidney stones hurt! Hopefully she's not a person that keeps producing stones.

    Happy to read that life is going a little bit better for you! Hang in there!!!
    She comes by it honestly - Her older brother and I get them too.
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
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    There's a Wilson & Wheeler advertised in my area. The serial # is 2313072. Latest patent date is 1892. Does anyone have any idea if this is a W&W #9 or something else? I just emailed asking for more inofrmation using specific questions and also asking for pictures. I probably can't get it but am just curious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    She comes by it honestly - Her older brother and I get them too.
    Ouch! That's no fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monroe View Post
    I stopped at a shop during a road trip to acquire a Singer with Wings decals. The owner was pulling into the parking lot and saw the treadle in the back of my car. She advised wiping the machine down with ammonia on a rag to clean it, and if I see the decals silvering I've gone too far. I gently said I'd be gently cleaning the head with sewing machine oil so I wouldn't risk ruining the decals. I'm so thankful for all the good information posted on this site- people are very generous here! Turns out the treadle was in a tarp car hut. It is not in quite as good condition as expected so I plan to be Very careful. I plan to try Glenn's tutorial this summer on a practice head before I work on a good machine. It's nice to know there is so much that can be done inexpensively to restore these machines.
    Please never use ammonia on these old ladies. Ammonia will desolve the shellac clear coat. You can use ammonia to clean your brush after using it to apply shellac. Household cleaning ammonia is great brush cleaner to remove the shellac from the brush and it is cheaper than denatured alcohol. Also never use 409 and 409 can be used to clean the shellac from a brush. Skip
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    Any guess on what model this machine is? Don't you just love it when they take pictures of the back of sewing machine? It would be like taking a picture of the undercarriage of a car you are trying to sell.

    http://fresno.craigslist.org/for/2941751896.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnCowgirl View Post
    Any guess on what model this machine is? Don't you just love it when they take pictures of the back of sewing machine? It would be like taking a picture of the undercarriage of a car you are trying to sell.

    http://fresno.craigslist.org/for/2941751896.html
    Is it a Singer Merritt?

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    Remember I had posted that I had a machine sent away for repair and it had been 5 months? I was so happy to see the UPS man today with a package for me!! It sews beautifully and it FMQ great! It may be a big competitor to my 301's for FMQ. Smooth and quiet. I believe this was one of the first models Pfaff made with IDT in the 70's.

    The repair man had a heart attack, that's why it took so long. :< He did an awesome job and it runs like a brand new machine.
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    [QUOTE=QuiltnCowgirl;5119885]Any guess on what model this machine is? Don't you just love it when they take pictures of the back of sewing machine? It would be like taking a picture of the undercarriage of a car you are trying to sell.

    I wrote and ask him so take a picture of the front of the machine. We shall see. Kathie

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    I saw an ad on CL last week for a very inexpensive 301. I watched it for a few days and kept telling myself I did not need ANOTHER 301. It was advertised in non-working condition and missing parts. I've really had to watch expenses since taxes were overwhelming for us this year. I had to run to Southern CA. and figured when I got back 3 days later, if it was still for sale it was meant to be.

    It was meant to be:> I spent about 4 hours getting it working. It was pretty rusted and locked up. Now she's another gem and stitches beautifully. I own 5 of them now. I think I need a 301 intervention! LOL!!
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