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

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    Charlee, Happy Anniversary to you and William.

    In honor of your anniversary, I am making yeast donuts today in my new cast iron pan! It will be my first use of it since it arrived.

    Linda

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlhmnj View Post
    Guess some figure a sewing machine is only good for setting knick knacks and TV's on top of. Jon

    I bought a Singer coffin top treadle cabinet that had been used for a TV stand, the former owners were kind enough to have removed the hinge pins and drip pan too. They also threw those away. Why, I don't know. It took me about 6 months to find the proper hinge pins. My son fabricated a drip pan from a piece of sheet metal.
    You should've seen the looks I got when they heard that I was going to put a machine in it and use it. lol
    Here's of picture of the cabinet. http://www.quiltingboard.com/attachm...readle-014.jpg
    Last edited by purplefiend; 05-31-2012 at 10:27 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SewExtremeSeams View Post
    Charlee, Happy Anniversary to you and William.

    In honor of your anniversary, I am making yeast donuts today in my new cast iron pan! It will be my first use of it since it arrived.
    Thanks! I want a donut!! You have to at least post a picture so I can drool properly!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jljack View Post
    You get it if I don't keep it. I'll make up my mind about it over the weekend and let you know!! :-)

    BTW, do you know the measurement of a 3/4 machine?
    I think you should keep it...you never know when you'll need it!

    Off the top of my head, no...I don't...but let me see if I can find out!
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    Jaba, have you looked inside the cover for the knee bar? There is usually a bracket at the top that holds the bar. Keeping my fingers crossed you find it.

    Jan

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    Quote Originally Posted by SewExtremeSeams View Post
    Whew!

    I can tell you one thing, even though I am not a regular contributor to this thread... I mostly try to keep up with reading it... sorta regularly... And I pop in with questions 'cuz you guys (girls) are the experts... but, my home is filled with vintage machines and I can directly point my finger at y'all as to the reason 'why' it is filled with vintage machines. You have taught me so much and I love all of my machines. Often you learn a lot by just listening to everyone else! So, THANKS!
    Couldn't have said it better myself

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    Often you learn a lot by just listening to everyone else!


    Sewextreamseams, my DH used to tell our two children you can't learn any thing by talking but can by listening. I agree with what you said.
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    I just called a sewing machine repairman to inquire about getting the screw and spring, and ,is it bushings too, for my 1924 Singer 99. What I have is a screw/top missing from my motor and the spring sticking up. The machine does work even though the spring is sticking up. I asked him if he had the screw or whatever it needed, and he said that I'd need to bring it in. He said it needed the bushings, etc. I asked him how much it would cost, and he said $30-35.00. I asked why so much, and he replied "for the parts and labor, and it won't work unless it is put in right." Is it that hard for me to order the things from some place like Sew-Classic and put them in myself? I hate spending $30-35 if I don't need to. Thanks!

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    Purplefiend, what a pretty TV stand, and now back into a sewing machine cabinet. I just can't figure out why people have to reinvent the wonderful old cabinets. If they don't want to leave them like they originally were, just leave them alone for someone who does. I'm glad you could rescue it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Janis View Post
    Purplefiend, what a pretty TV stand, and now back into a sewing machine cabinet. I just can't figure out why people have to reinvent the wonderful old cabinets. If they don't want to leave them like they originally were, just leave them alone for someone who does. I'm glad you could rescue it!
    Janis,
    I wish that I could have gotten the lady to come down in price, but she wouldn't budge from $100, I love the cabinet;
    treadles smoothly too. I've always wondered which machine it originally came with.
    I think that if they hadn't used it for a TV stand it may have been discarded as trash or set outside to die a slow death from neglect.

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