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

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    Good morning experts!
    I bought a manual for my Redeye but it's for the treadle :(
    Mine has the motor. My confusion today is that the manual was printed around the time my machine was made so I thought it was the right one.
    Anyone have a manual for the motorized to sell??
    Anyone need one for a treadle??
    Thanks!!!
    Sue
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lostn51
    Okay I will post some photos of a machine and treadle I am working on for a customer. Actually this is just the treadle and it used to be white and was painted with house hold paint from the good old days so you know its full of lead!

    So after 2 gallons of paint stripper and 50lb bag of black beauty in the media blaster this is what she came out looking like.

    Billy
    WOW Billy that must be what our machines looked like new.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlwaysJustBeth
    I've taken a couple pictures of my machine and attachments. I really would like to know what the 2 big attachments are. I found 1 needle left in a 3 pack that has 127x1, size 16 on it and a small torn piece of the manual.
    Beth, your machine is exactly like mine! Even the cabinet is the same! Look at page 265 in this forum -- that is a picture of my Singer 9W!

    I have the 'bagel' shaped bobbin in my bobbin case on the machine, but the extra bobbins I have look like regular old bobbins just like the one in your machine -- lots of little holes around the circle.

    Now I remember that I ordered the bobbins from https://shopsite.bizland.com]https://shopsite.bizland.com[/url] when I first found my machine. I got a bag of 30 bobbins (I thought I was buying 3) for $4.95. These bobbins are listed on their website for the Singer 9W. They are called a 221 bobbin #45785. Geeze, Miz Johnny I did not realize that 221 in front of the bobbin meant they also work on the featherweight. What a dunce I am.

    Anyway, have fun with your machine and do print out the manual. This machine also threads quite different. You actually go around the tension disk all the way. I have never had a machine that treads quite like this one.

    Nancy

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    Quote Originally Posted by sueisallaboutquilts
    Good morning experts!
    I bought a manual for my Redeye but it's for the treadle :(
    Mine has the motor. My confusion today is that the manual was printed around the time my machine was made so I thought it was the right one.
    Anyone have a manual for the motorized to sell??
    Anyone need one for a treadle??
    Thanks!!!
    Sue
    sueisallaboutquilts
    Sueisallaboutquilts, I do need a manual for my Redeye treadle I just got a couple days ago!

    Please, PM me what you want for the manual.

    Nancy

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    AlwaysJustBeth,

    That is a pretty machine. Have fun cleaning her up and making her serviceable again. Just form your inquiry, I have learned a lot about this machine. Thanks for sharing.

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    [quote=Lostn51]
    Quote Originally Posted by quilt addict

    Geesh Lisa that had to hurt!! So what kinda machine was it and what can I do to help you out fixing it.

    Darcene would be the best at it that I have seen so far. I thought I was good until I saw her pack one up! Hermetically sealed is the best way to describe it. But yes Styrofoam is your best friend and double boxing helps to. Just remember it will fall at counter height at least once during its trip. The fall doesnt get them it is the sudden stop that does. ;-)

    But we have a treadle involved with ours and it will need to be created after you disassemble it.

    Billy
    Here is the Minnesota C that I got on ebay and the lousy packing. This is how NOT to do it. :!:

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    What a shame! Hopefully you can get replacement parts.

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    Geez Nancy, yours is in great shape! I thought mine was too until I looked at it these last few days. I noticed that your decals are gold while mine have a reddish-orange tint to them. I wonder if they will turn gold when I clean them or if it is supposed to be that way. I printed the manual last night. Do you have the same attachments? I'm really intrigued by them. I found this post by Charlee http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-45521-1.htm that shows other needle options. Guess I'll need to start looking for bobbins too. I did buy a new belt on ebay last night. I'm sure the leather shoestring will be integrated into one of my MANY projects that are being further delayed now that I found this shop. Beth :roll:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lostn51

    Isnt the 301 the same as your Featherweight? I might see if mine will work but I have a bunch of the original bobbins for it and they look just like a Bagel and not flat at all.

    Billy
    The very last machines take a FW (same as 301) bobbin. I will try to remember to take a picture of the bobbin area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlwaysJustBeth
    I've taken a couple pictures of my machine and attachments. I really would like to know what the 2 big attachments are. I found 1 needle left in a 3 pack that has 127x1, size 16 on it and a small torn piece of the manual.
    Ah--I don't need to take a picture!! This is a great picture of "AlwaysJustBet"'s W9 bobbin. As you can see, the FW/301 bobbin fits just fine!!

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