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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glenn View Post
    thank you Judythe sewer for posting pics of the glass feet
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    You are welcome. It is nice to be able to contribute to this thread every once in awhile. I didn't realize that Cathy had posted already. I didn't know that the ruffler went in there too - cool!

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    This looks really nice!, but to expensive.
    http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/atq/3371840164.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by grayhare View Post
    This looks really nice!, but to expensive.
    http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/atq/3371840164.html
    I wouldn't trust that guy. The 301 has an internal motor. Looks like something off a Fashion Mate to me. The 3/4 clones are very nice. Chunky looking little work horse 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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    Quote Originally Posted by Mizkaki View Post
    Why would you want to talk yourself out of taking that little cutie? Take it and enjoy it!

    Cathy
    Oh I agree , if you are enjoying the results she gives you why not? Great idea about using the higher grade thread, I will have to try that.
    Thanks Ladies for providing the pics of the glass feet, very interesting, i imagine the glass made it easier to see what you were sewing.
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    Thanks to Judy and Cathy for the pics of the glass inserts. No idea yet if the one I'm looking at has any. If it does I think I'd only use them as templates for copies - possibly in glass but most likely in plastic. Can't you just imagine some one in consumer product safety seeing glass feet for a modern machine? I don't even know if going with tempered glass would make them happy. Maybe Gorilla glass

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    A week away and I'm about twenty pages behind - my you are a chatty bunch!! I love every minute of it too...

    Quote Originally Posted by Crossstitcher View Post
    Steve, beware these old machines multiply. We started with one and now have over a 100. But who's counting. BTW welcome to the board. Very friendly and helpful people are on here.
    WOW! I'm somewhere around 20 and I'm starting to think we may have to buy a larger home to house all these machines...because I am not parting with ANY.

    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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    GREAT score!! I am at the local thrift stores a couple of times a week and I never find these great deals on fabric!! You must beat me there... My Mom recently went and found a buch of half yard cuts with old singer sewing machines on them...and was kind enough to share with me knowing how much I love them.

    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    I cut my new stash into 180 6 inch squares so far. DD says the scraps would be overwhelming to Wilbur and Walter but DGD, Miss G. can have cut squares. I'm thinking of sending her 9 at a time... She has a little Spartan for piecing. Thrift stores some times have really good deals on fabric if you aren't too picky.
    My scraps are seriously out of control. In the past I never wanted to cut them up because I use them a lot and didn't want to take a chance of cutting down a piece of fabric I might want for something else...but I have three very large totes chock full of them and I'm thinking I'm just going to cut them into 2.5" strips to make them easier to store. Apparently they breed like buttoholers...

    Quote Originally Posted by MimiBug123 View Post
    Welcome to the friendliest board on the 'net! No matter what your question, you will find someone on here who knows the right answer. Most of us are addicts who don't want to be cured. LOL! We have more than a few vintage machines and love them. You really can't have one or two! I've got a 1925 66 treadle, a 1907 27 treadle, and a 1951 15 electric, as well as an assortment of other things! I love and use them all for different things. DH always asks what I plan on doing with each one I bring home. He always gets the same answer--sew, of course. It is an addiction and we are all enablers. Enjoy your time here!
    This really IS the friendliest board on the net. There so many really sharing and generous people here. Ask a question or need a part and you'll have many helpful friends ready and willing to help!
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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    I wouldn't trust that guy. The 301 has an internal motor. Looks like something off a Fashion Mate to me. The 3/4 clones are very nice. Chunky looking little work horse IMHO
    I agree. This guy might be legit, but I'll wager there's not one thing wrong with that motor that using it wont cure. His price is out of reason as well. As much as I'd like to have a 3/4 size clone I wouldn't pay his price if it had all it's original parts.

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    Mine doesn't have the original motor - I think it has a Kenmore motor stuck on it.
    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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    I have several clones that don't have their original motors. But at least the ones on there are black like the machines and don't stick out a pimple on prom night.

    From what I've deduced many of the clones came in less motors and wiring. Then what ever distributor handled them put US type motors on them.
    My HOTHER was made in Japan by JUKI, but it's original motor was a Belgelcor brand made in Belgium. My Sew Mor 404 had a Delco US made motor on it, but the cooling fan shattered so now it's got a Chinese made Alpha Sew motor.

    I've also got a 1.5 amp motor made by Brother, I think, sitting on the sidelines waiting for a machine to go on. It's unpainted. So when it finds a home I'll tape off the placard and paint it to match.

    Joe

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    Here is my new Pfaff 230 from Miriam! She came with a bunch of attachments, the stitch wheel, and even an extra set of feed dogs, extra needle plate, and an extra needle clamp for a double needle? I am thinking whoever owned this machine had a donor machine! DH did a quick rewire on the cord where the insulation was missing. I just started playing with her, and Miriam yes, I may take Ray's class one of these days - but, not with this machine! She works perfectly - almost exactly the same as my 260! In fact, the manual is for the 230-260!

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    She also has the back bed extension and is made to treadle if I wanted to do a motorectomy! The manual even talks about the speed if she were a treadle! She runs quiet and strong like all my Pfaffs!

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