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

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldsewnsew View Post
    I'm still unclear, are we speaking of a round bobbin machine, or a long bobbin machine?
    I apologize for being unclear. This is a round bobbin machine - both actually are round bobbins. I hope to post pics tomorrow. Great to know I can buy ground down needles.

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    Use a hand crank grinder!! !^}
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    Ya'll make me laugh! After going to Astoria and Seaside, Oregon, I realize how much the vintage machine has gained in value. Two years ago, a trip resulted in the purchase of a Morse SS. My first. Now, an Elna Grasshopper is 50 times the price I paid for that Morse. Value is beginning to sink in for those folks stuck in our tough times. So glad to have what I have.
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    Hey all. After browsing sewing machines on CL today I saw this child Betsy Ross machine in a cute little red case. Perhaps someone would like to add it to their collection.

    Also there is a cool white Morse machine.
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    Billy,
    Thanks for the invite. I was lucky today and got a Singer model JC213797 she is in a cabinet. Made in Canada any information for me?
    Thanks in advance

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    My little 128 blackside went to a new home today. The young man would have bought anything that said Singer on it, but my 301s are not for sale. Actually, I 'd sell the mocha long bed, but not until after I have a short bed replacement. He may be back for the Admiral, but wasn't terribly interested in the Leader treadle. Wants one of my Redeyes, but I can't sell one until I have my favorite back together. I may need a put together one to use as a model.

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    Irishrose, I wouldn't sell any of the 30ls either. I have several and I use one then use another that way it keeps them serviced. Love my redeye too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crossstitcher View Post
    Irishrose, I wouldn't sell any of the 30ls either.
    I saw a 301 on CL last week and I had the discipline not to respond. I've regretted it ever since. Man, I hate withdrawal. It was in a #42 cabinet, too, the one with the black trim and the drawers instead of the door. I wouldn't be able to fit on the little bench (I'm 6'2" -- it would be like trying to ride a tricycle) but it's cool to look at.

    Anyway, here's some methadone in the form of Brother, back when they made some very good machines (in my opinion):

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    Btw, I was checking out some Baby Lock machines and I found out that Baby Lock doesn't make any sewing machines. Most are re-badged Brothers with slight modifications and considerably higher prices. Don't be fooled!

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    The Singer 301 just reappeared on CL and at a lower price. Keep me strong, people!

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    Forgot to add my most recent acquisition, a Kenmore 158.19131 -- $7.99 at Value Village! All it needed is a new needle. 1.2 amps and the thing runs like a champ. Summer is here and it's time for a convertible:

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    I'd like to try to make my own jeans and work pants. So I need to actually learn to sew. But I need a good iron. I bought a Rowenta and it's terrible. It's so bad that I can't in good conscience give it to charity because I don't want to do something that cruel to someone else. So it's going to a landfill. I'm thinking a vintage iron like a Sunbeam or a GE but I don't want a steam iron because those old ones leak onto the fabric and leave rust spots. I guess I could just run it dry...?

    I know this is a sewing machine thread but do you good folks have some recommendations on irons and ironing, seeing as it appears that's something I'm going to have to do quite a bit? I hate ironing.

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