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

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    http://columbus.craigslist.org/for/3361040205.html
    I ain't laughing - this is pretty cool but that motor needs better placement IMHO
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    Success is not final. Failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts. Winston Churchill

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    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    Success is not final. Failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts. Winston Churchill

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    THIS is why I'm not allowed to do carpentryhe 31 has 10.5 inches throat space. I had the ruler turned backward! Laura

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    Well, that explains at lot. Its OK, you have many other talents (and I've seen them folks).

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    Quote Originally Posted by nurseknitsLaura View Post
    THIS is why I'm not allowed to do carpentryhe 31 has 10.5 inches throat space. I had the ruler turned backward! Laura
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    "Most sewing machine problems are due to the carbon based unit in the chair in front of the machine"

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    The cabinet holding that Singer 9w does look weird with no drawers on the right side, but if you look closely at the cabinet it appears there never were drawers on the right side. That side looks to be complete and there isn't room for drawers. Weird cabinet. Really nice 9W!

    Something else weird. That serial number places that machine at 1879. Singer didn't acquire the Wheeler and Wilson factory until 1906? I don't think the serial number is complete!

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    Last edited by BoJangles; 10-26-2012 at 07:34 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    OUT. Of. CONTROL??? AHEM.... sigh... aren't we all??? But who else will rescue all those sewing machines before they hit a land fill???
    I always bite my nails waiting to be sure that the shipping is ok. I hope that got there safely Nancy. They guy over at FedEx loves your address. He says, 'You're always shipping something there...." He is a hoot. He also remembered that my sister helped me pack one up.
    I think you guys made his year when he watched you two pack the Pfaff 260! I can see why he remembers you! He got a good laugh watching you two pack that machine! I remember you telling that story!

    I will let you know when the machine arrives Miriam! I am not worried about the condition!

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    Quote Originally Posted by grant15clone View Post
    I recently aquired a Pfaff 229. After searching for information on it, I have come up empty. There are a lot of 230's out there and they look the same on the outside, but no info on the 229. This machine was a challenge. Motor and cabinet wiring was shot, sparks were coming out of the dirty foor controller, upper shaft was siezed and the stitch width controll was siezed too. I have it running great now though. This is a brute of a machine that can stroll or sprint with precision. I was impressed with it when I was finished with it. Does anyone else have a 229?Attachment 372516
    Ok Grant, I have never heard of a Pfaff 229. I also have been doing some research and come up with zero, except for one 229 for sale on E-bay listed as a leather machine. I even went to the Pfaff site to download manuals - no 229 listed! But, if you do a google search you come up with lots and lots of sites selling bobbins with the 229 listed? I can't wait to get my 230 - then we can do a comparison!

    Oh and Grant, what is the serial number of your 229?

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    To those who don't hoard fabric.......this won't make any sense. To those who do hoard...no explanation is necessary.
    Stumbled across this stash at my favorite thrift store. Over 20 yards of batiks for less than $1.50 a yard. SCORE!
    Sure would like to see what the donor kept, since this is the cull.

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    "Most sewing machine problems are due to the carbon based unit in the chair in front of the machine"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mizkaki View Post
    To those who don't hoard fabric.......this won't make any sense. To those who do hoard...no explanation is necessary.
    Stumbled across this stash at my favorite thrift store. Over 20 yards of batiks for less than $1.50 a yard. SCORE!
    Sure would like to see what the donor kept, since this is the cull.

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    Whoa Cathy, what a haul! I love those frogs!

    Nancy

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    It was the frog fabric that first caught my eye and made me look at the rest. That's when I realized that it was all batiks. Now to find a project to use this fabric on.

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    Whoa Cathy, what a haul! I love those frogs!

    Nancy
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    "Most sewing machine problems are due to the carbon based unit in the chair in front of the machine"

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