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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Annaquilts
    Posting some pictures of the machines. And yes that is a rubber band from the brocolli instead of a sewing machine belt that my husband used to make the pink machine go.
    I really like the hot pink machine!! The others are great too. :mrgreen: :thumbup:

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    [quote=vintagemotif]
    Like your machines. Why aren't some of them not in that fantastic sewing studio of yours?quote]


    I tried to tell you they are there. when I took the studio pictures I did not own any machines yet except the Feather Weight. No worries. I don't own a single table runner. LOL I guess not my thing but you are right it would look cute. I was not planning to take the pink one out of the cabinet. currently that one is in repair. I did buy it just for looks so we'll see.

    We like the machines in cabinets down below as DH also is a big part in buying and fixing these machines so it is nice to have a sewing area/display area that he and others can use and see the machines more regular. Many visitors try the treadle in particular.

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    [quote=Annaquilts]
    Quote Originally Posted by vintagemotif
    "We like the machines in cabinets down below as DH also is a big part in buying and fixing these machines so it is nice to have a sewing area/display area that he and others can use and see the machines more regular. Many visitors try the treadle in particular.
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    I like that idea of a couple of machines downstairs for guests and husband to show off, keep them out of your sanctuary.:) Really cool that your husband is so into this too. I just love that pink machine's look.

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    [/quote] I just love that pink machine's look.[/quote]

    Me too but then I am a sucker for green and pink machines. At first it wasn't working at all and the bobbin area was a mess with parts apaprently mssing. fortunately all the bobbin parts we found in a plastic baggy with all kinds of odds and ends that came with the machine. For me it is important to have it running even if I do not sew on it much which I think will be the case with this machine. Ofcourse its sewing capability might improve if it gets a real belt versus the broccoli rubber band it sports now. ~smile~

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    Billy, I love your studio! Great space for quilting!!! BTW, is it easier to treadle on a stool rather than a regular height chair? I like to sew on a slightly higher stool rather than a chair when the machine is a portable on a regular height table. (Shoulders don't get so tense.) I'm not lucky enough to have found my treadle yet, but I know it is out there somewhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandybeach
    Was hoping you could give me some information on this machine. Picked it up at a yard sale Friday for $25.00.
    I can tell you anything you want to know about this one!! This is your basic Japanese 15 but I know for a fact that it was made by Koyo. I have done a lot of research on this company and they merged with Seiko to form Koyo-Seiko and then they disolved that entity into just Seiko. That machine was manufactured in Japan on of the few that were actually made in Japan with Japanese parts. Later on when they were Koyo-Seiko they started buying a lot of their parts from India from a company named SK Sharma and Sons. Eventually when they went to Seiko they subcontracted exclusively to India for their machines and now all of the Seiko machines are made there.

    The machine you have is believed to be a demo model. I believe that the models that were not badged were the ones that they sent out to the different companies for approval and then they added their names to them later. This machine is identical to my "Universal" that I have that was mad by Koyo-Seiko.

    Now here is something really neat about your machine, the only versions of that machine that I have seen without badging has always been the Koyo versions.

    Billy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quilt Mom
    Billy, I love your studio! Great space for quilting!!! BTW, is it easier to treadle on a stool rather than a regular height chair? I like to sew on a slightly higher stool rather than a chair when the machine is a portable on a regular height table. (Shoulders don't get so tense.) I'm not lucky enough to have found my treadle yet, but I know it is out there somewhere.
    The table is 36" from the top to the ground and the treadle is only 28" or so tall. So I built a stand to set the treadle on to go under the table. I am eventually going to get a better stool to go out there but until I find on I like I will be using that one!!

    Billy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miz Johnny
    Quote Originally Posted by Lostn51
    I do that in my studio with my central treadle, but I can even run an industrial in it if I want. The table top is 36x140 and I have wooden plates that I made to fit the central opening and then there is a hole cut out to fit various machines that I have and use in my studio.

    Billy
    This is a beautiful set up. I'm jealous. What did you use for your table top?
    I used a 36" solid door blank.

    Billy

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    Quote Originally Posted by ladyredhawk
    YEAH!!!!!!!!!! I DID IT!!!!!!!!!!!!! ty B. I just came across this machine and can't find any information about it. It is a Majestic, reg.#267.864, serial # 71213, Model # SSA-10. I am going to try to send some pics. It is made in Japan. I need a manual if you know where i can get one I have been looking for one for two days on the internet. ty for looking. Tommye
    Could you post one of the bottom of the machine so I can see the workings? Just by looking at it I would think it was a badged machine by Morse but the model number plate says different. Also are there any JA or JC numbers on the machine? I might can tell you for sure who badged the machine for Majestic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles
    Golly Gee I love all the pictures!

    Billy, that studio is so nice, but where do you keep all the rest of your machines?

    Nancy
    I have a wall unit that houses them here is a photo of the partial unit in place. It is a 3 part unit that I built for the studio and fits into the corner really nice. It holds 12 machines.

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