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

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    Quote Originally Posted by sew wishful View Post
    Well, I put the 306 in the box, then clicked the free download and get just a blank page. Nothing comes up. Oh, well. I'll try again later after work.
    The Singer site is sometimes cranky. Here is the direct link to their page for the 306 manuals:
    http://www.singerco.com/accessories/...manuals/search
    If that doesn't work, here is the direct link to the .pdf 306 manual:
    http://www.singerco.com/uploads/down...ff8e037f58.pdf

    Hope this helps.

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    Thanks, Joe. It didn't help...the Singer site says a reported 404 message "page not found". It could be my computer....we are rural and have slow (but not dial up) service. I may send the link to work and see if I can get it there. A much faster server there! Thanks for trying to help me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jennb View Post
    So...i guess theres no way to add pics when im posting from my phone so i will try to hijack the laptop later.

    Yall are gonna be so jealous!! So. I called a lady about a little green 185k on Craigslist and wow is all i can say. We got to chatting a bit and hit it off right away. Between us we have 10 kids and homeschool them all so we are kindred spirits! Anyway she begins to tell me how she came to have this machine and as i tried.to pick my jaw up off the floor she offers me to come take a look at everything she has.

    If anyone has been around dallas ft worth for.more than a decade they know there used to be a sewing machine museum in Arlington. I never got.to see it as it closed right about the time i discovered it. Anyway she went to meet a local repairman to buy a treadle and turns out the heir of the museum owner told him to offer her the whole lot of machines for 400.00 which is what she wanted to buy a headstone for her brother. She is very old and didnt want to deal with trying to sell it all so she bought the lot (and got her treadle).

    So. Yesterday i went and helped her move more than 100 machines. Unfortunately they have been sitting in a storage building not climate controlled.for about 12 years and water had leaked in areas but still lots of eye candy and some rare machines. Someone in his family had already taken all the hand cranks and civil war era machines though. I have pics. She has been cleaning all these machines (properly) and.testing what she can. She is having a massive sale this weeni was d. Iwill send details to anyone interested in going to see what she has. Her prices are extremely reasonable.

    She let me.pick.out a head to have for helping and she also gave me a gorgeous.davis treadle in cabinet. I was.drooling over it when i saw it come out of the storage unit and i cant believe she offered it to me for free!

    Anyway the treadle head i picked was just one i hadnt seen before and i was drawn to her. She is a.parisian. no clue about her but shes pretty, dainty and lighter than my other heads.
    I knew the man that owned that museum and was in there, long before I was interested in machines. I got bored looking at them because they were so tiny they didn't even look like sewing machines. (Gads) We were both single at the time and belonged to Parents without Partners. He wanted to take me out, but I wasn't interested. He had a daughter, so I am surprised that his sister got the sewing machines. He would be crushed to know his treasures were stored so poorly.

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    Jan i will have to tell you all about the story when we meet up to give you that treadle base. Its very very sad.
    l will pm you later tonight with the address. I am headed there shortly to help her finish identifying all the machines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sew wishful View Post
    Thanks, Joe. It didn't help...the Singer site says a reported 404 message "page not found". It could be my computer....we are rural and have slow (but not dial up) service. I may send the link to work and see if I can get it there. A much faster server there! Thanks for trying to help me.
    Well, my dial up took about 45 minutes to download that 50 page manual. But I filed it on my thumb drive for reference. Or just in case I ever get a 306.
    If you can download it from work you aughta burn it to a disk so you can print it when you get home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jennb View Post
    Jan i will have to tell you all about the story when we meet up to give you that treadle base. Its very very sad.
    l will pm you later tonight with the address. I am headed there shortly to help her finish identifying all the machines.
    I haven't forgotten about it !!! I have Dick's family coming in this weekend and first part of next week. I'd be interested in a Davis Vertical feed machine, if that isn't the one that you got.

    Texas Jan

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    http://kansascity.craigslist.org/fuo/3156567978.html
    Nice looking industrial machine.
    http://kansascity.craigslist.org/atq/3163289275.html
    Drooling over the fans - wish I had the cash.
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    On the local CL ads, there is one from a disabled mom asking for a free sewing machine, vintage is okay, to help repair her boys' jeans. She has 2 who are growing like weeds.
    Now, I am skeptical and a little leary but am wondering if I should respond. I am torn about this ad and asking for advice as I do realize this could be a scam or something worse.
    What would any of you do?
    Chris
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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    nope - not unless you rob it off another machine - what's the point of that?
    I mixed sugru colors for a green ring. came out ok. sugru.com laura

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris_quilts View Post
    On the local CL ads, there is one from a disabled mom asking for a free sewing machine, vintage is okay, to help repair her boys' jeans. She has 2 who are growing like weeds.
    Now, I am skeptical and a little leary but am wondering if I should respond. I am torn about this ad and asking for advice as I do realize this could be a scam or something worse.
    What would any of you do?
    Chris
    I give away machines all the time. I would say you need to bring it over to her, and give her a 70's type machine that runs but has no collector value. I would not give away a collectable machine. How do I get these machines? I never say no to a free machine. Figure the practice repairing them is worth it, and then I give them away. Laura

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