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

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    Quote Originally Posted by dunster
    Do you think those are cobwebs on that machine? Is it really a black machine with a thick layer of dust, or could it be a light colored machine (with a black base???) Creepy. I think I will cross-post it on the thread talking about spiders. I would not have brought that machine into my kitchen for the picture!

    http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/fuo/1930029599.html

    It is a White machine, by manufacturer. Do you suppose that it is kept in the house. How long has it been since they opened it. I can't imagine how they did that without putting some marks in the dust.

    Ick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dunster
    I don't usually post ads from craigslist - but in this case I can't resist. Do you think those are cobwebs on that machine? Is it really a black machine with a thick layer of dust, or could it be a light colored machine (with a black base???) Creepy. I think I will cross-post it on the thread talking about spiders. I would not have brought that machine into my kitchen for the picture!

    http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/fuo/1930029599.html

    It's a White Westinghouse. When you raise the lid the machine comes up on a cable. So no finger prints or disturbed spiders. I have on like it minus dust and spiders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dunster
    I don't usually post ads from craigslist - but in this case I can't resist. Do you think those are cobwebs on that machine? Is it really a black machine with a thick layer of dust, or could it be a light colored machine (with a black base???) Creepy. I think I will cross-post it on the thread talking about spiders. I would not have brought that machine into my kitchen for the picture!

    http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/fuo/1930029599.html
    "Antique Early American Oak Treadle Sewing Machine"

    Dang, I'll bet those early Americans wish they'd known the sewing machine had been invented!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BZ quilting
    No I don't know the age of my machine, have never been able to find any information. If you go back to page 150 I posted some pictures of it.
    The Eldredge B you picture is probably from the 1890's; the fiddle-base version was manufactured in the 1880's. (Per Charles Law.) If you'll notice, the treadle itself once had the initials of the manufacturer; parts of it have broken away. The cabinet looks a lot like my New England Queen, also a National machine.

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    I was wondering something, is it possible to turn a reg treadle head into a hand crank?
    Can you buy hand cranks for them?

    My niece wants to learn and someone said that hand cranks are easier for kids so I was thinking of putting a crank on my red eye.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BZ quilting
    Thanks in advance for any help you can give. I originally posted pictures of this machine on page 150 and also added a new one, but here is the wheel.
    I will try to find my Eldredge to check the clutch knob and see if I happen to have one that will fit in all my spare parts.
    I have been using Boye sz 14 in all my National machines, but 20 x 1 (a common needle size) should work fine. If you're in a hurry, try a 15 X 1 and "cheat" the needle down a little in the holder. Just be careful not to put it too low so that it falls out or breaks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AbbyQuilts
    I was wondering something, is it possible to turn a reg treadle head into a hand crank?
    Can you buy hand cranks for them?

    My niece wants to learn and someone said that hand cranks are easier for kids so I was thinking of putting a crank on my red eye.
    Older Singer machines (Class 66/99, Class 15, 27/127, 28/128) can be converted, as well as some Japanese Class 15 machines. Hand cranks are readily available; don't buy off Ebay, as price is higher there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Suzanne57
    How much time would it have really taken to flick a duster over it? You'd think as a business they'd want to present their stuff in the best possible condition.
    I was thinking the same thing. But who knows, maybe it looks much worse under the cobwebs

    :shock:

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackkip
    Quote Originally Posted by Suzanne57
    How much time would it have really taken to flick a duster over it? You'd think as a business they'd want to present their stuff in the best possible condition.
    I was thinking the same thing. But who knows, maybe it looks much worse under the cobwebs

    :shock:
    Now, that is a scary thought...... :-o

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    Quote Originally Posted by dunster
    I don't usually post ads from craigslist - but in this case I can't resist. Do you think those are cobwebs on that machine? Is it really a black machine with a thick layer of dust, or could it be a light colored machine (with a black base???) Creepy. I think I will cross-post it on the thread talking about spiders. I would not have brought that machine into my kitchen for the picture!

    http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/fuo/1930029599.html
    It makes me wonder how they got the machine up out of the cabinet without leaving fingerprints on it...

    :oops: should have read further. I didn't realize there was a chain mechanism to lift it.

    Boy, they should have cleaned it up, though!

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