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

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    Quote Originally Posted by SewExtremeSeams View Post
    OK, to tell the truth, I really shouldn't open this thread... I'm satisfied with all of my lovely vintage machines that live with me and DH and then, I pop in just to see what is happenin' and (sigh) I see all of the cool machines you all have brought home in the past few days... then, I want to go look on craigslist. When I do that I am either sad there isn't anything interested and elated that there is a coll machine available. Where I really go off the tracks and when I start looking in somewhat nearby cities. Of course, there are 'usually' cool machines that get my heart pumpin'.

    So, here is ONE of today's finds, in a nearby city that looks cool! Does anyone happen to know anything about this one? http://spokane.craigslist.org/hsh/3111662360.html
    Have no clue other than it would have already come home with me!! GO GET IT!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SewExtremeSeams View Post
    OK, to tell the truth, I really shouldn't open this thread... I'm satisfied with all of my lovely vintage machines that live with me and DH and then, I pop in just to see what is happenin' and (sigh) I see all of the cool machines you all have brought home in the past few days... then, I want to go look on craigslist. When I do that I am either sad there isn't anything interested and elated that there is a coll machine available. Where I really go off the tracks and when I start looking in somewhat nearby cities. Of course, there are 'usually' cool machines that get my heart pumpin'.

    So, here is ONE of today's finds, in a nearby city that looks cool! Does anyone happen to know anything about this one? http://spokane.craigslist.org/hsh/3111662360.html
    I believe Pat or Cathy can tell you all about these machines. Pat loves the machines prior to 1900s.
    This one is very pretty!

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    I am nearly 20 pages behind here, but have to sneak in a comment. We had a family reunion this weekend and as we set the camper in place my DH cousin came over to me and asked if I wanted another machine. I said, well, if it's an interesting one, I could be talked into one. It belonged to his great grandmother (would also be my DH's great gramma, too) and he decided to restore it, so after many years in the barn and then the machine shed, he got it out to work on it. Sand blasted the irons and hung the foot pedal to dry and it caught the wind and fell to the concrete and shattered! He was sick and so am I now. (The largest piece looks like a star pattern). It's a Domestic coffin top, has the shuttle and all the paper work. He made a copy of the manual because of it's fragility and the warranty dates, 1881 to their great gramma!! The cousin said it was so very rusty so he had it all sanded down and primed to keep it from rusting, but of course even the silver parts are primed. The presser foot handle is on the left side of the "nose", on the faceplate. It's so interesting and I'll have it repainted black and will hunt for a Domestic logo to place on it. Everything turns, has a metal pitman, of course, I need to find a foot pedal/plate for the treadle and a belt.
    And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose. Romans 8:28


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    Randa! Was wondering where you were off to!

    How cool that you're getting (have gotten?) a family machine! Even with all of the...modifications.... I'd love to have a family machine like that!
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    I was so excited to find one I was so concerned about the reverse button I forgot to look at the treadle or any thing else. It does have an extra shuttle and some strange attachments, two long bobbins and 4 short ones.

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    I was so excited to find one I was so concerned about the reverse button I forgot to look at the treadle or any thing else. It does have an extra shuttle and some strange attachments, two long bobbins and 4 short ones. The needle plate is scared very bad, but in the light the picture of the needle looks very long like an old new home needle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee View Post
    Randa! Was wondering where you were off to!

    How cool that you're getting (have gotten?) a family machine! Even with all of the...modifications.... I'd love to have a family machine like that!
    Hi, Charlee! I've been so busy doing "things" that I haven't been on here nearly as much.....missing everyone! Just had to share about t his machine, tho. Still grinning!! LOL! Now I have to go hunt up Domestic to find out more about her history!! LOL!
    And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose. Romans 8:28


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    Quote Originally Posted by melinda1962 View Post
    I had read the various discussions about the lovely Lavender Lady Kenmore 89, and began a search for one a little while back. I am always on the lookout for any machine, and sometimes special ones; i.e. I saw the post on the yellow brother at girls' night in, and immediately started searching. Miriam found it for me, and it is great. I saw an ad for a Kenmore sewing machine for $50, and lo and behold, it was the Lavender one, and came down to $40. I consulted a couple of board enablers, I mean members, who told me what to check for, and I had to buy it. Pretty little lady that sews like a charm. It had a lot of extra feet but it did not have a manual, so if anyone has a link to a free one, please share. I can see the fascination now. Attachment 345700
    Sears has all the Kenmore manuals on their site! Laura

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    I wonder if the reverse button is missing, or was never there.
    heads up:

    I just went to the Davis group to see if I could date this machine but no luck.
    It says to down load any thing you want now, as they are closing the site as of July 4th.

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    'm pondering making this
    http://www.ikeahackers.net/2012/06/q...rage.html#more
    for my sewing room. except, on feet and not wheels, because it doesn't need to go anywhere. Anyone have a really good fabric storage/cutting table solution they would like to share?
    So far i will have a bench for wood working and machine repair that is 7 feet long, some kind of cutting table with storage under it, room for my BEAUTIFUL ( not ugly! sturdy! ) 31, my davis vf, and my Singer 201 to all be set up and open at all times. need to figure out some kind of earthquake proof shelving for machine display/storage. I will also have a sink for fabric dyeing, fleece washing, and yarn/fleece dyeing. It's a 1 and a half car garage that I'm having finished for my self, just to give you an idea of size. Right now, I have half the spare bedroom, and you can't turn around in there. So, anyone with a space they like, what do you like about it? What don't you? what do you wish you had done different? Laura

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