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

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    Please tell me that I haven't made a mistake. I purchase for $171.00 in an auction a Singer sewing machine- Vintage Singer Featherweight sewing machine 1947. Foot pedal, stitch switch, reverse switch, four bobbins and other sewing part, light attached to sewing machine.

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    Probably not...but until you can physically check it, who knows? If it has a good bobbin hook, case base, motor, needle plate, then you (probably) did fine. Those parts can add up some $$ if they aren't good. Keep fingers x'd !!

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    Bobbins are there and hopefully it has bobbin case as it is an expensive part. Oldsewnsew is right, until you have it you wouldn't know. But if everything is ok, that's a really good price.

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    Can't wait for it to get here, thanks for your answers. Hope it is there!!

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    I don't think you did wrong, Maureen. That's a good price for a FW in this area and many others. Just check it out really well...... and if you have any problems, there are a ton of people here to give advise.
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    I'd rather spend money on my quilting hobby than the therapist.... I'm probably $$$ ahead.... and I'm happy!!

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    Featherweights are usually in the $350-400 range in my area. They've always been on the high price range for second market sewing machines.
    Singer 66 treadle, 15-91. 1036. White 2334 Brother serger. And Singer 600 (Touch & Sew) that doesn't count because I only wanted the cabinet!

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    I have a question... I have a Howe Model G SN 1268350. Ismacs list three Howe G models each has a diff needle listed (Boye 2,4 and 18) I am confused as to what needle to use. I also need some threading instructions or manual. this is my first Howe. My cabinet has "The New Howe" decal on the coffin top. thanks for any help.
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    so if you only "new howe" heh...
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    I would suggest 127x1 The "New Howe" or Howe "G" seems to have been made from around 1883-1886

    When I get home I will look at my Boye display to see what # they call out for the Howe G/New Howe

    it is the last machine made by the Howe Company itself. Later units Howe E were made by other firms and badged as Howe

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glenn View Post
    I have a question... I have a Howe Model G SN 1268350. Ismacs list three Howe G models each has a diff needle listed (Boye 2,4 and 18) I am confused as to what needle to use. I also need some threading instructions or manual. this is my first Howe. My cabinet has "The New Howe" decal on the coffin top. thanks for any help.
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    Hi Skip,

    All of the needle sizes you listed are close in size to a 20x1 needle, though the shank diameter varies on all three. I'd try a 20x1 if available or a 15x1 and lower 5mm or so and see what happens.

    I could only find a manual for the older style Howe's:

    http://www.sil.si.edu/DigitalCollect...0864/index.htm

    Lots of interesting stuff on Howe in the Smithsonian site.

    Good Luck
    Jon

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