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

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    Quote Originally Posted by watterstide
    From http://www.singerco.com/support/serial_2letter.html
    AE-064.366 to AE-365.140 were made in 1936

    But from http://www.singerco.com/pdf/SINGER_AE_nos.pdf
    AE- 699591 749590 15 50000 November 4 1937
    15 is the (Model No.)

    Do you understand this??
    And, what does 'allocated' mean? They could not have manufactured 50,000 machines on Nov 4th!! No way! loll"
    First, I don't see any contradiction in the two lists as far as the example you give. The serial number ranges don't overlap. Allocated means that those numbers were reserved for the factory to be used for machines that they would produce. This had to be done so that the various factories didn't use the same numbers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dunster
    Quote Originally Posted by watterstide
    From http://www.singerco.com/support/serial_2letter.html
    1. AE-064.366 to AE-365.140 were made in 1936

    But from http://www.singerco.com/pdf/SINGER_AE_nos.pdf
    2. AE- 699591 749590 15 50000 November 4 1937
    15 is the (Model No.)

    Do you understand this??
    And, what does 'allocated' mean? They could not have manufactured 50,000 machines on Nov 4th!! No way! loll"
    First, I don't see any contradiction in the two lists as far as the example you give. The serial number ranges don't overlap. Allocated means that those numbers were reserved for the factory to be used for machines that they would produce. This had to be done so that the various factories didn't use the same numbers.

    I believe what he was saying, is his number AE721278,

    falls/comes in between both the examples given..or am i reading it wrong too?
    since i am not familiar with these machines..i assumed the "period" after "064." doesn't really mean anything...

    so the second set of numbers is what his machine actually falls under? thanks

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    Trish, wonderful finds for you and great prices! I continue on my machine diet. Have to get back to finishing some and get the ones I have sewing. So trying not to go to any sales this weekend.

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    Also, a manual for a "white - 1995" says to oil the machine every day..is that what everyone does? ( with the older machines..)

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    Hi, I hope no one is getting tired of me talking about this same machine (9W) over and over again. It's the only one I have & no plans for more right now. I'm planning on moving to FL in the next year and want to pack light. Then I may get in trouble!

    Billy or anyone else, I have a question about these wires hanging on the machine and base. I don't know if they are supposed to be there.
    The 1st is above the needle bar and am not sure if it is part of the threading path?
    The second is below the place where the belt passes thru on the metal base.

    Sorry I don't know the correct terminology. I wish there was a parts glossary somewhere.

    Thanks, Beth

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    Quote Originally Posted by watterstide
    Also, a manual for a "white - 1995" says to oil the machine every day..is that what everyone does? ( with the older machines..)
    Correction:

    i mean 1983 . it is a "White 511". can't find much on it. have the receipt and the original book. i found a newpaper clipping/advertising with it calling it a "WHITE-J-FIVE" .
    do you think this is one of those "deals" you see in the paper occasionally, factory closeout. that are not exactly what they seem?

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    I have been looking at a Singer 306W for around a hundred. It comes with all sorts of cams and attachments, feet, etc. Nothing mentioned about the manual though.

    Does anyone own one? If so, how well do you like it compared to a Singer 99k or a FW?

    Thanks for your help. :-D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lostn51
    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles
    Here is a question for you guys that free motion quilt on a treadle. How do you cover your feed dogs on the old treadles?

    Also, I think I read that the Singer 201 dropped its feed dogs. I also read that the 201 was the best Singer ever made, that the modern machines can't even compete with the 201?

    Billy or someone can you explain that last statement? What made the 201 so special? Does the 201 say 201 on the arm so if I find one I will know it is a 201?

    Nancy
    The 201 is the smoothest machine that Singer ever made! I use my model 15 for FMQ and the feed dogs drop on it also. I love to FMQ on a treadle you have lots of control and can take your time if you want to.

    Billy
    I have two treadles: one with a 201 that I use for piecing and straight stitching (walking foot) for quilting, and one with a 15-90 that I dropped the feed-dogs and now use only for free-motion quilting. That last treadle had a Lotus 66 from 1907 in it, but I moved that head into a bentwood box after reading that free-motion quilting on a 15-90/91 is the best on the vintage Singers.

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    [quote=watterstide]
    Quote Originally Posted by dunster
    Quote Originally Posted by watterstide
    From http://www.singerco.com/support/serial_2letter.html
    1. AE-064.366 to AE-365.140 were made in 1936

    But from http://www.singerco.com/pdf/SINGER_AE_nos.pdf
    2. AE- 699591 749590 15 50000 November 4 1937
    15 is the (Model No.)

    Do you understand this??
    And, what does 'allocated' mean? They could not have manufactured 50,000 machines on Nov 4th!! No way! loll"

    I believe what he was saying, is his number AE721278,

    so the second set of numbers is what his machine actually falls under? thanks
    His machine was actually made November 4 1937.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlwaysJustBeth
    Hi Nancy, As I was reading the manual for the 9W, (page 5 in part 2) it talks about adjusting the feed dog and how to raise and lower it. Not sure if it would lower enough to FMQ but would be cool if it did.
    Beth
    YOu can adjust the feed dogs on most of the singers and you can possibly drop them low enough for FMQ but I wouldn't recommend it. It is not the most fun thing to do adjusting the feed dogs!

    Billy

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