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

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    Sharon, Hope all is well for you and you recover quickly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles View Post
    Sharon, glad to hear you are on the mend!


    Well, Miriam and Candace you shamed me into trying the timing myself on the FW! I tried - it didn't work! I actually thought I had the timing perfect a few times, but everytime I put the feed dogs back on, the plate back on - then tried to sew I got skipped stitches. I finally called Cathy to the rescue and took that FW to visit Cathy. She had it timed in no time flat. Actually, the needle bar was out of time with the hook/needle - so it was more complicated than just the hook/needle timing! I would never have known that one - never had to try to time a needle bar with the hook/needle scarf! Cathy showed me the grid lines to time the needle bar - I think she said 3200 of a inch! I learn more and more all the time! Thank you Cathy - you are a lifesaver!

    Nancy
    It's great you tried. That's the important thing. Did you friend get it over ebay or something?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles View Post
    Ok which one of you guys are trying or already got this machine! I sent an e-mail as soon as I saw the listing and no response! I hate it when they don't put a phone number! I want that long bed 301!

    http://sacramento.craigslist.org/hsh/2984155452.html

    Candace, did you get it already? I hope if I can't have it someone else here got it!
    Nancy, this seller has been trying to sell it on ebay for some time. I've already got a mocha long bed, so it's all yours. And it's more than I pay for vintage machines anyway, so I'm out! :> Here's the listing http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-301-...t_13273wt_1206

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    Miriam, thanks for all of your in progress photos!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glenn View Post
    Thanks to my dear friend TX Jan I have a nice little HC with little work needed. She found it and I bougth it and she sent it to me. I was impressed with the packing her husband did. I am a happy camper today. 1939 Singer 28K HC with victorian decals in very good shape.
    Glad you are happy with it Glenn. Husband has packed many a box in our business life. This one was a combo of him and me packing. The best of both !!!

    Texas Jan

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    Quote Originally Posted by QwerkyQwiltz View Post
    Hello...I'm new here...I live in the TX Panhandle, I'm a quilter and have just started "collecting" vintage machines.
    I have a Singer 15-91 in her original desk, a Morse 6500 in his original plastic carrying case (I'd love to find his cams!!!), a Singer Merritt 2404 in her original desk, they all work wonderfully and a couple others that need a little work. A couple of the others are even in their original desks too!! I seem to like the machines from 60's and 70's...the colors are fantastic, the designs are a little more wild, and the chrome is fun too.
    I started getting these machines because I tend to "murder" the new machines within a year of thier young lives, they're just not built like they used to be. I know they have a warranty, but there's not a repair shop close enough to take them to, and the cost to repair plastic is crazy! I love the thrill of the chase when I see these machines at garage sales. I live in a very rural area so I don't have all the other great places to find machines like others do. I might have to start repairing and selling these babies to support my quilting and machine buying habit lol.
    I hope to hear from anyone else that has vintage machines, maybe someone has a Morse 6500 they could share cam pics with, I love that teal machine, he's my jean quilt workhorse =). Maybe I could learn some tips and tricks from the rest of the group with using vintage machines to quilt. Those pics are very inspiring!
    Welcome to the forum.
    I love your avatar pic. We have over 30 functional machines so I doubt we'll ever have a clean house.

    I don't have a Morse but we've got several other machines including an Alden with over 30 built in stitches. (Do a search on my J Miller and you'll find it.) No cams to loose. A bunch of old Singers a couple New Homes, a Free and several Japanese clone machines.

    I'm not much of stitcher, that's my wife's department, I'm just a mechanical type person who loves to tinker with the machines and refurbish those others declare as "parts machines" back to life.

    I also have a set of cams for something, there are no markings to ID them, if you'd like to see the pic PM me your email and I'll send it to you.

    Joe

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    Charlee, The serial # is EC363352 Sept 11. 1939 run and list it as a 28K. I guess I need to research some more. I like you thought is was a 128 with the high bobbin winder but not according to the SN.
    Glenn W. Cleveland

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    Everyone's machines are so nice. Hope to see pictures of things made on them.

    Sharon hope you mend real soon.

    Joe you sound like my husband. He loves to tinker with the machines and get them running again then it is my job to sew with them. He has a FW he is tinkering with now and his mother's old minnesota B he wants to repair badly and it is in bad bad shape. He did free it up and the wheel turns and the needle bar goes up and down.
    Quilting with a friend keeps me in stitches.

    Trish

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    miriam, on the White, it may like my 1970s MW. I had to pry the top plate off using a very small knife to get started, then two screws appeared so I could take off the end cover. Still not a lot is access, but enough so I could remove the broken belt and put in a new one. I'm still looking for a very narrow belt for it. As you part out machines, I need a bobbin case for that one - right now, it has borrowed the Admiral's, and maybe a foot pedal for the Admiral.

    The tricky part with these old ZZs without a manual is knowing the right combination of the knobs and levers to get the stitches you want.

    QwerkyQwiltz, welcome. You are in the right place. If you go to the vintage machine forum, you'll find threads on 'Pictures of vintage machines', 'Pictures of quilts made with vintage machines' and several tutorials on cleaning machines and cabinets. I like your avatar.

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    QwerkyQwiltz, Welcome! You will love it here for sure.

    Linda

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