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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Modern Home View Post
    Do all sewing tables fit most sewing machines? I have a singer 15 clone.
    Modern Home, no all tables don't fit most of the sewing machines. The insert for the machine and the hinge type/placing can be different for different manufacturers. A singer table will usually work with a 15 clone. But, a Singer cabinet will not work for a White or most other brands. Now this all depends on whether you are talking vintage cabinets or modern cabinets. Most modern cabinets will work with any machine if you get the right size cut out/insert. The vintage cabinets are specific to each manufacturer so you won't be able to find a cabinet thinking any machine will go in the opening. All Singer machines will fit in any vintage Singer cabinet - at least that is what I have found.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveH View Post
    Thanks! I just wrote an ad offering to trade for the Electric Model 20, now to wait for it to be approved!

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    Steve why are you trading that cute little TSM - especially, given it has electric added! What are you trading it for?

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    I have a ton of cabinets in my house - most of them only fit Kenmore or Free Westinghouse - some JC Penny machines won't fit Singer cases or tables and the Singers won't go in those cases or cabinets. I don't know about Elna, Bernina, Pfaff, Viking or Necchi fitting in a Singer cabinet. Some machines weren't made to go on the table hinges. Nancy is right the clones will fit in some of the Singer cabinets. Singers come in several sizes so you have to have the same base. Treadles are a whole different game.
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    The other night, Cathy told me about this wire thingy that attachs to the regular sewing foot of a vintage Pfaff to make it act like a hopping foot. I looked through all my vintage Pfaff accessories and found that I have 2 of those strange wire things. My 130 book does not show a photo of that wire or how to use it. The wire appears way too long to attach to the thumb screw and then to the foot. Cathy can you put some photos on here on how to attach and use that wire hooked up? I don't understand how you could hook that wire up to a regular foot and actually make it work like a hopping foot. I swear, I learn something new every day! The whole idea of turning a regular foot into a darning foot sounds weird. I want to know more!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveH View Post
    so does anybody have any info on this odd duck?
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Benzara-Meta...item2ebd556027
    That is an "odd duck". Looks as if it is a cobbled together decorative item only and non functional. Don't need this one though. I have enough of the real kind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles View Post
    Steve why are you trading that cute little TSM - especially, given it has electric added! What are you trading it for?Nancy
    Trying to respect the rules. I'll reply to posts about this on the thread for the trade offer,

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    Nancy,

    The wire 'thingy' is bent differently at each end. Place the tip of short bend in the hole on the bottom third of the faceplate. The other end is hooked to the screw on the presser foot. This holds the foot so that it rides just over the fabric. It does not hop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles View Post
    The other night, Cathy told me about this wire thingy that attachs to the regular sewing foot of a vintage Pfaff to make it act like a hopping foot. I looked through all my vintage Pfaff accessories and found that I have 2 of those strange wire things. My 130 book does not show a photo of that wire or how to use it. The wire appears way too long to attach to the thumb screw and then to the foot. Cathy can you put some photos on here on how to attach and use that wire hooked up? I don't understand how you could hook that wire up to a regular foot and actually make it work like a hopping foot. I swear, I learn something new every day! The whole idea of turning a regular foot into a darning foot sounds weird. I want to know more!

    Nancy
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    Thank you, Nancy.. I did a search and found this model 27 is correct and was ordered into production Sept 30, 1901. It's a one owner, can be converted to electricity with a CAN motor.. but I'll be leaving 'her' just the way I found her. An address book that was handwritten and among the accessories was written by the owner.. from Amsterdam... some german notes and numbers. ?? could be telephone numbers. The owner was 90 years old when she last sewed with this machine.. now past and her son was selling her stuff. Unfortunately the shop owner wouldn't give out any names..

    Busy cleaning off the 112 years of accumulated gunk these days.. TY for your help. Judy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Granny Judy View Post
    Thank you, Nancy.. I did a search and found this model 27 is correct and was ordered into production Sept 30, 1901. It's a one owner, can be converted to electricity with a CAN motor.. but I'll be leaving 'her' just the way I found her. An address book that was handwritten and among the accessories was written by the owner.. from Amsterdam... some german notes and numbers. ?? could be telephone numbers. The owner was 90 years old when she last sewed with this machine.. now past and her son was selling her stuff. Unfortunately the shop owner wouldn't give out any names..

    Busy cleaning off the 112 years of accumulated gunk these days.. TY for your help. Judy
    Wow, Judy that is so cool owning a machine with a known history. You need to write this stuff down and keep it in the cabinet for the future generations. Those old gals will be around way past our age 90! Please post a second photo once you get her all cleaned up and oiled!

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    Steve, I just saw that little green General Electric machine you posted in the pictures thread.
    Vintage Sewing Machine Shop Machine Photos
    I need to know more about that one. Is that a toy machine? That thing is fascinating to me. I would love to see more pictures of it. Every angle and side of it. The motor setup is pretty funky. Love it!
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