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

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    OK, stop trying to get the screw out. Can you bring it over on Friday? I think I can do it (joy!)
    My Singers: Singer 12 MOP (1885), 2xImproved Family (1886, 1888), VS2 Roses and Daisies (1891), 15k (1910), 29k58, 96k41 (1949), 201p (1958) 206k11 (1950), 222k (1959), 320k2(1959), 411g
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    Cherry so glad you are back!

    Miriam, wow what fun you are having! I am to the point to don't get the really rough machines anymore, but I admire those of you who do take on the derelict ones! But, I need to stop looking - you just inspire me to want to find more machines!

    Skip, love the Gloria!

    As far as FW's, I have 6 and I love them all! I also have 2 or 3 301's that I also love, except the 301 is a little 'rattly' sometimes because it is aluminum - doesn't have the weight to hold it solid when going with some speed - so I find it noisier than say this new Signature that is metal and weighs 2 tons! I don't try to sew really heavy projects or quilt with my FW's. I don't think they were intended for that. I do a lot of piecing at Girls Night Outs and sewing classes with the FW, though. They are great to take out and about because of their size. When you are in a really large class with a tight sewing area, you can't beat a FW. You get the job done with more table space for your project. Skip I can see you not liking them especially if you are not going out and about! I will take one of my FW's in the camper where I need a really good sewing machine that takes up a limited space too! Love those FW's - you can throw any you don't want my way!

    Nancy
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    Quote Originally Posted by manicmike View Post
    (joy!)
    Is that ACTUAL joy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by frudemoo View Post
    Is that ACTUAL joy?
    Yes, happy happy happy - I get to fix something
    My Singers: Singer 12 MOP (1885), 2xImproved Family (1886, 1888), VS2 Roses and Daisies (1891), 15k (1910), 29k58, 96k41 (1949), 201p (1958) 206k11 (1950), 222k (1959), 320k2(1959), 411g
    Others: Bernina Record 530-2

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    Steve love the 29 you have posted in the 'photo' section of this shop! It does look small next to the heavy equipment, but what a cute machine. That is one machine I have been on the lookout for! It seems every time I find a 29, which has only been a couple times in the last few years, they are asking a fortune for the machine or it is just too far away!

    I'd love to see what you use it for - how well it sews!

    Nancy

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles View Post
    I'd love to see what you use it for - how well it sews! Nancy
    I will see if I can get the time tonight to thread her up and do some work on it. (Tonight is my Apprentice's training night)

    I may be bring her to the Willits Kinetic Carnival as well for folks to see, although she is not technically a Victorian, she's an Edwardian machine (1906)

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    Hello everyone, I've been a lurker for a long time, though have been too busy to lurk lately. I'm trying to teach myself tambour embroidery. In the process of getting together some tools to work with, I bought some needles from France, there were five packages all labeled Leo Lammertz, and there were three packages of vintage tambour needles in the purchase, but also two packages of sewing machine needles, I have no use for. I have two old Singers and a Pfaff. One package is labeled Leo Lammertz system: 1836, It has a dozen needles in it, and the other one is labeled system: 816 Leo Lammertz. It has ten in it I think.

    I hope I haven't broken any rules by asking, I don't want them and thought maybe someone would know what machine they are for, or someone who I could give them to that has a machine that uses them. The three packages of tambour needles more than paid for my purchase, they are vintage and a total of six sizes, over 25 of them, so I won't have to buy any more for ages. The sewing needles are in old packages but they seem to be usable, the needles, not the packages.

    I did try to find out on my own what they were for, but couldn't get anywhere.

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    I am trying to find a manual for my Hengstenberg/ Anker Gloria HC ca 1913. I will keep searching the net but if any member has a source for one I would appreciate the help.
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    if you have access to needlebar here is a cool history of the company.
    http://www.needlebar.org/bb2/viewtop...1&p=4267#p4267

    I have a Hengstenberg/Anker Westfalia with the Wittler type mechanism like this.
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    I am also looking for a manual. I almost bought another one last month BECAUSE it had the manual... I wrote the seller and offered to pay for a copy, but i never got a response.

    FYI even though the outside looks clean, here is what it looked like inside the head...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveH View Post
    if you have access to needlebar here is a cool history of the company.
    http://www.needlebar.org/bb2/viewtop...1&p=4267#p4267

    I have a Hengstenberg/Anker Westfalia with the Wittler type mechanism like this.
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    I am also looking for a manual. I almost bought another one last month BECAUSE it had the manual... I wrote the seller and offered to pay for a copy, but i never got a response.

    FYI even though the outside looks clean, here is what it looked like inside the head...

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    Thanks Steve I did look up the history of the company and found it very interesting. Maybe we will luck out and find a manual for our machines.
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