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

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    Ooooooo purty, shiny shiny


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    Wow, those are bright! It looks like they did a really good prep job (or you did)

    I am curious why you chose chrome over nickle plating?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveH View Post
    Wow, those are bright! It looks like they did a really good prep job (or you did)

    I am curious why you chose chrome over nickle plating?
    Steve, I am doing a machine as an example of an "Over The Top Restoration" to show what is possible. In this case, it was about the same cost for Nickel as it was for Chrome. I opted to go with the extreme.
    ~G~

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    Grant, I can't wait to see the rest of the show!!!
    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 miriam View Post
    Grant, I can't wait to see the rest of the show!!!
    Miriam, I might need to make a Dust Cover for this machine when it is done. I made this one for a friend's Typewriter. I think I like it. Here is the sad 66 with bad paint but new chrome.
    ~G~

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    Quote Originally Posted by grant15clone View Post
    Steve, I am doing a machine as an example of an "Over The Top Restoration" to show what is possible. In this case, it was about the same cost for Nickel as it was for Chrome. I opted to go with the extreme.~G~
    Makes sense then. That's cool. I have always (even when I was into restoring old cars) thought that chrome was too bright or cold looking (weird, I know). I like nickle though. I even had one of my first armor helms electroless nickle plated (it cost me a 12 pack of home-brewed beer) 15 years later is is still clean as a whistle. The electroless process leaves the surface less reflective, which would not be so helpful here.

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    Help! Identify this Treadle Machine

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Size:  1,021.8 KBCan anyone help me identify this machine I recently acquired. I cannot find any identifying markings on it anywhere.
    Thank you.

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    It's a Standard Vibrating Shuttle similar to the Minnesota L they made for Sears.

    Jon

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    The 'green' Kenmore at SA was turquoise with the Kenmore in very large chrome letters. Not one I've seen before. Needs cleaning and oiling, but I bet it sews. It had a very low presser foot and was missing the snap on part. The slide plate was in terrible condition - all rough, but the machine was in good condition, just dirty. Hmmm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SewExtremeSeams View Post
    Hi! Does anyone happen to have a Brother 1681 machine? I am looking at one for a reasonable price but I don't have any Brothers (or brothers~~oldest of six girls!).
    Now that is one I don't have, I could fix you up with a different Brother though...
    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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