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

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    Quote Originally Posted by jljack View Post
    Hope everyone had a wonderful Easter with family and friends. We had a lovely church service outside in the glorious sunshine. Then went to DD, DSIL & grands for brunch and egg hunt. I made BBQ pulled pork and a white cake with cocoanut frosting and jelly beans. The kids loved it!!
    Years ago when my kids were little, I would make an Easter Lamb cake made from a Pound cake that was decorated with white frosting, shredded coconut for the wool, and raisin for the eyes. Once the kids no longer wanted to do the egg hunt, the jelly beans and chocolate eggs got scattered around the lamb cake instead of the dyed eggs.

    BBQ pulled pork sound yummy!!

    I have been following the 50 Fab State Stars PP BOM. This weekend, I selected three finished stars for my next quilt and cut all the material. The design of this quilt will be similar to my gray quilt with the three PP State Stars of red and white. This new quilt will have a Spring theme.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeaninmaine View Post
    I just got this on eBay, hopefully it'll arrive safely. It needs work but it'll give me a chance to learn about fixing and cleaning a vintage machine. Plus I just love her. She's a 185J. I hope the picture shows up. I know I probably should have waited but it was at a price I could afford and it will be good practice for me, right. Did I mention I love her.Attachment 326405
    Jean, I like the 185s, but I don't have one...yet! Haha!!This weekend I sold my big aquarium and it opened up one whole end of my living room. DH keeps saying "she sold it because it was taking up valuable sewing machine space". I told him NO, but he keeps saying it, so I'm gonna take that as a hint that it's OK for me to get more machines!
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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    New post: You've just gotta love the 'Little Old Ladies' (3/4 size or smaller vintage machine) lots of projects... please do add pics of your 3/4 size machines.
    Fun thread! Those 3/4 machines are too cute!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by crewsemj View Post
    I hope I'm doing this right, but Joe you mentioned "Newhome Greyhound" and I'm wondering if you have a picture of it somewhere. I have a hard time finding my way around all these board.

    Wanted to see if it is anything like my (one) machine. Mine has a Greyhound on it!

    While I'm asking questions, I've been going to ask about the machines that some of you are using to FMQ on. What is a good measurement to look for for the distance between the needle and the arm? Just curious I guess.

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    Check out my post on page three of this thread:
    You've just gotta love the 'Little Old Ladies' (3/4 size or smaller vintage machine)
    It's the first machine I posted about.

    Joe

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    Quote Originally Posted by J Miller View Post
    Check out my post on page three of this thread:
    You've just gotta love the 'Little Old Ladies' (3/4 size or smaller vintage machine)
    It's the first machine I posted about.

    Joe
    I was hoping you would post that Grayhound on there and that Singer 99. I'm not sure what size the Minnesota is, Joe. I have a Vindex Special looks just like it - I think they are the same size as the older Singer 66s - which seem a tad smaller than the newer 66s. I should look it over next to the other one when I go over the shop. I'm headed over there to clean up and organize. Maybe do a bit of clean up on the Vindex Special. See if any magic happens.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jljack View Post
    Jean, I like the 185s, but I don't have one...yet! Haha!!This weekend I sold my big aquarium and it opened up one whole end of my living room. DH keeps saying "she sold it because it was taking up valuable sewing machine space". I told him NO, but he keeps saying it, so I'm gonna take that as a hint that it's OK for me to get more machines!
    The 185s are a lot like the 99s or the Spartans. The plastic cases aren't so hot.
    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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    Here is a machine my DH got for free and did a little work on it. He did machine work on a spoke wheel and attached it to the machine and put a hand C. on it. So now his machine will sew with a motor, treadle, or HC. Since it is a Charles Atlas machine he calls it are you ready for this "Charlee" or Miss Pinky." Oh! The machine sews good too.
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    Charlee with the HC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crossstitcher View Post
    Here is a machine my DH got for free and did a little work on it. He did machine work on a spoke wheel and attached it to the machine and put a hand C. on it. So now his machine will sew with a motor, treadle, or HC. Since it is a Charles Atlas machine he calls it are you ready for this "Charlee" or Miss Pinky." Oh! The machine sews good too.
    Wow, Trish a Charlee - jack of all trades - machine!

    Nancy

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    I was hoping you would post that Grayhound on there and that Singer 99. I'm not sure what size the Minnesota is, Joe. I have a Vindex Special looks just like it - I think they are the same size as the older Singer 66s - which seem a tad smaller than the newer 66s. I should look it over next to the other one when I go over the shop. I'm headed over there to clean up and organize. Maybe do a bit of clean up on the Vindex Special. See if any magic happens.
    OK, here you go:
    Front view;

    Back view;


    Here's the 99K ready to go, front view.

    And a back view after the new motor and light were installed. Before the belt and wiring.


    As for the Minnesota, it's might not be considered a 3/4 size machine, but it's no where near as big as a full sized machine. Next time I go down stairs I'll take my camera take a pik of it next to the 99 and say a 66 or a 15 clone.

    Joe

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