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

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltdoctor View Post
    I am at the hospital with DH now. Has been here a month. Chemo is finished and we are waiting for his immune system to start working again. He will be here another couple of weeks at least. I drive 80 miles round trip daily to be with him. I'm doing ok but sewing and machine restoration are on hold. I read every day to keep up. Thanks for checking on me.
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    Glad to hear you are hanging in there ok. I'll keep you both in my thoughts.
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    Glenn, welcome back! Isn't air conditioning wonderful?? We've been up in the 100s for a couple of weeks now. I'm looking forward to your tutorial and the pics of the 1830s quilt.

    Melinda, neat find! I've had to look those up since seeing them mentioned on the board. I don't think I'd pass that one up for $40 either.
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    Notsureif,
    I have a cabinet just like that but is in really good condition. It holds a Singer H-15 or 15 and I think it was made in 1907. I had the date written down but no idea where it is at this point. It had "Gingerbread" decals and they are in pretty good shape also. I only paid $40 for the cabinet and machine. I am going to use the cabinet for my Singer 503A. I thought I'd actually use the 15 and learn to treadle. Life gets in the way! So I am just going to sew using my 503A and hopefully can find a home for the 15.
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    Glenn, Welcome back.

    Texas Jan and husband, Hang tough.

    The Lady Kenmore surprised me, because I thought, I don't need another sewing machine, but it is solid as a rock, and freely turned by hand, the camstack was good (the top cover just pops off, so easy to check), and it just spoke to me. I had to clean it up and check it out, and the more I play the more I like. The biggest problem was the lint in the feed dog area, but I scooped it out, and oiled it up, and it was pretty neat. Lot of knobs that I am trying to work out, but so far, so good. After I bought this one, I got an email back from another sewing machine that I wanted that was for less money, but I will have to check back on it. My husband is very patient and a worse enabler than yall, if you can believe that, because he said maybe that other one will still be there. That would be awesome too, because it is a 201 in a cabinet, that I think I have to have.
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    Hi Glenn, Welcome back. I am looking forward to your tutorial on how you clean a machine from start to finish! I just started working on my new Necchi Supernova.
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    Melinda congratulations on the lady kenmore! I think, if your DH is ok with it - I'd get the 201 too!

    Texas Jan - I am relieved to hear everything is still going as well as expected! I hope your DH and you get to go home together soon! A group hug!

    Glenn nice to know you made it back in good health! I am excited for you to get the tute going with the Franklin! I am going to follow you with one of my 31's! Oh, and I want to see this quilt from the 1830's! Where did you get it?

    John you are a nut for sure - but, I have bought machines in as bad shape as that Redeye and re-done them! Good luck - my DH just replaces the veneer! I can't imagine trying to glue it all back on! Please post photos as you go!

    Candace congratulations on the Coronado - but isn't that machine in a cabinet? It looks like an interesting machine!
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    Ok this is what we found today at our local flea market auction - Dinio's! The lady had 4 machine - 3 were Vikings, and actually she had a plastic battery operated toy Singer too. I passed everything up for this! I saw the case and I KNEW what was in there!

    She was asking $75 and DH talked her down to $50! I got the machine, case, a buttonholer, zig zagger, and the little green machine cover all for $50 - a long bed to boot! Was I doing a happy dance! I almost hugged the little lady!Name:  Mocha long bed 301a.JPG
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    Wow, what luck Nancy!! Good for you. Did she have any vintage Vikings? I love the one I refurbished last month. I've used it quite a bit.

    Yes the Coronado is in a cabinet. Oddly, the cabinet is in great condition. They never are when they come home with me! So, that's a surprise. I'm not certain what I'll do with it. I may just buy a few parts, see how it stitches and go from there. I bought it for a parts machine price, so I figured I could put it in the garage until I get it working. It's internal cams are all metal, which is great.

    Melinda, I hate you!!! In a good way. I've been searching for one near me for a loooooong time with no luck. I really don't want to mess with shipping as I've not had good luck with that in the past.

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    Nancy, What a good deal you got on your machine!!! I want one!!! I showed a picture of a 301 to my hubby today and told him to be on the look out for one. I'm hoping we can find one at a good price, and in as good a condition as yours is. Long bed or short, what is the ideas of which is best?

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    Janis, I own 5 301's and I don't see any benefit of the added couple of inches, truth be told. They cost more usually and I do own one, but tend to use the short beds more as they fit in my vintage Singer card table. If you can get a short bed for a decent price, don't hesitate to buy it.

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