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

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    Quote Originally Posted by notsureif View Post
    metal frame, SSS$$$$$ your right LOL.... last week I finally got to see a stripped down plastic machine, Just teh alum frame and rotating shafts...

    I would like to have one ,,, or a cutway sewing machine
    The Cinderella has a cover that comes off. Look back at window #33337 and you can see one.
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
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    Charlee,
    The 301 is a wonderful machine. You'll love it, I have had all the colors that they came in. Currently I have 2 black short beds. She's a speedy machine, love my FWs, but the 301 can do more. My Mom had a tan short bed when I was a child, had the card table too.
    Regina,
    Welcome to the group!
    You've got a beautiful 15-91 and oh my the quilt is lovely; such nice bright colors. I have a 15-90 that has been converted to treadle power, my favorite machine for free motion quilting and general sewing.
    Phyllis,
    I got to sew with a Davis just like yours at the last TOGA I went to, they're nice machines.
    Sharon W.
    Last edited by purplefiend; 07-04-2012 at 06:29 AM.

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    Randa,
    I'm sorry to hear that your sister is ill. Hugs.
    Sharon W.

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    Thanks, This one has to go on my need list...


    Quote Originally Posted by Mizkaki View Post
    Miriam,

    To remove the front and rear covers you need to remove one screw on the back and unscrew the stitch length lever.
    The bed plate is also held on with screws. I attached a few pix.

    Cathy

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    Quote Originally Posted by notsureif View Post
    Thanks, This one has to go on my need list...
    I can see where they have used some Japanese 15 parts and then there are a lot of aluminum parts I wonder about. Not very heavy. My GDs think it is cute but they think the Spartan is even cuter because it has a hand crank. I waffle whether mine will go up for sale sometime - it is cute but how functional are they really?
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    I like the idea on how it's made to look old, yet the side covers come off quickely exposing the internals...

    This machine would make a great teaching aid.. so many ask about what goes on inside a sewing machine, whats a hook ,, or what is timing .. so this would be the prefect show n tell machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by notsureif View Post
    I like the idea on how it's made to look old, yet the side covers come off quickely exposing the internals...

    This machine would make a great teaching aid.. so many ask about what goes on inside a sewing machine, whats a hook ,, or what is timing .. so this would be the prefect show n tell machine.
    John,
    We traded for a Singer 3810 a month or so ago. It has a two piece plastic shell with an aluminum skeleton inside. Really a cheap piece of junque. Considering just how much plastic is used in the mechanical parts I'm amazed at the fact it sews really nice. I had it apart to repair the bobbin winding clutch assembly. It was bent, no idea how.

    What I thought was a transparent plastic shell would be great for the educational purpose. With a transparent shell you could safely use the machine, but still the working parts.

    Joe

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    I thought this was interesting, the machine and cabinet are beautiful!!
    http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/art/3119073521.html

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    Bought a Wheeler & Wilson #9 machine and treadle cabinet the other day to provide a little variety from my Vibrating Shuttle Treadles. Wheeler & Wilson pioneered Rotary sewing and the Four Motion Feed which is still used today and I always considered W&W an antique modern sewing machine (and probably why I put off getting one).

    So I finally got one and am currently waiting on a leather belt. I oiled her up and did some sewing by hand. Used the MY1014 needles which I heard about and worked very nicely without any fooling with. I figure my WW is from about 1900 and came with one donut bobbin. Think I'll try a Featherweight bobbin out once my belt comes in and see if it works out.

    Jon

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    Quote Originally Posted by grayhare View Post
    I thought this was interesting, the machine and cabinet are beautiful!!
    http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/art/3119073521.html
    Way Cool!! So, of course I had to google Flying Man Sewing machine and take a look at the links to the images. I found some interesting blogs with photos of bloggers' machines.

    I looked at a link for the image of the Flying Man logo and this is what I found: Shanghai Flyingman Industrial Sewing Machine Co., Ltd. is one of the earliest company in China to produce sewing machine, which produce sewing machine more than seventy years.

    That logo image is on the treadle peddle. On the machine and in the logo is the character for person (looks like an up-side-down Y). So, my guess is the rest of the characters are for flying.

    If I only had a basement...
    Last edited by vintagemotif; 07-04-2012 at 10:51 PM.

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