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

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    Wow, the table and decals look really nice on this one. In the Cal Poly SLO area....too bad I won't be there for another month. http://slo.craigslist.org/hsh/3000339060.html

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    Hi, guys, been so busy that I fell behind. Spent the weekend trying to catch up, but to no avail. Been out junking and came accross this. (Will attempt to insert Pictures). Wonder what ya'll think. I am going back up next week, and may just bring her home with me, just for looks, as I would have no directions as to operate her. It is a Wheeler & Wilson, we think from about 1850-1870.
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    Onalee, that's a Wheeler & Wilson...and we can find you directions!! It's an earlier model, but which one is escaping me right now... I'll look for it and get back to you unless someone else knows.
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    Onalee... Needlebar information just refers to the machine as a "lowbed" saying that the numbering system of these early models was somewhat unreliable... for example, what started as a W&W #5 later became a "W&W #something else"
    From what I can see, this is from at least the early 1870's, maybe earlier...and will be a curved needle machine. I'd be interested to see better pics of the machine!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Glenn View Post
    When I am not sewing or working on sewing machines I make mine furniture in 1/12 scale. I would like to show you a few pieces. These are my wife's parlor furniture in miniature. The mini-table is setting on tip of the full size table
    Wow, Glenn, just gorgeous! Amazing detail. You do nice work, yes, you do!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SewExtremeSeams View Post
    Thanks jljack. You mentioned that your DH does woodworking. Do you have any of his work posted on this board?
    He refinished a treadle cabinet for me for Christmas, and I posted it on VSM Photos thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Candace View Post
    Now, this is something I've never seen before. http://slo.craigslist.org/atq/2997288573.html
    Hmmmmm......not sure what to think about that. Hope the machine survived somewhere else.

    I finally tried a little bit of FMQ on my 301 yesterday. I got the clear plastic foot from Sew Classic. It was a very interesting experience. I quilt on a short arm on frame setup, so the feeling of moving the fabric instead of the machine was really different. But I liked it, and my 301 did a great job. I have to practice, practice, practice, but I can see that I would use this for smaller projects.
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    free treadle for the taking http://stlouis.craigslist.org/atq/3000987420.html

    a 201 for $75.00 http://stlouis.craigslist.org/atq/2991370433.html

    nice little wilcox & gibbs in chestnut case (but a hefty price tag) http://stlouis.craigslist.org/atq/2999648598.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by jljack View Post
    Hmmmmm......not sure what to think about that. Hope the machine survived somewhere else.

    I finally tried a little bit of FMQ on my 301 yesterday. I got the clear plastic foot from Sew Classic. It was a very interesting experience. I quilt on a short arm on frame setup, so the feeling of moving the fabric instead of the machine was really different. But I liked it, and my 301 did a great job. I have to practice, practice, practice, but I can see that I would use this for smaller projects.
    Yup, the 301 is one of my favorite vintage machines for FMQing. Great stitch quality, larger throat space. Win, win!

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    really nice minitures glenn!
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