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

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    You know the 237M was originally offered as a treadle in Italy I have one that my niece gave me this past weekend that I just gutted and serviced and I am going to use it in my treadle because I do not have a zig zag machine for it.

    But I have the motor/foot pedal/light assembly and case just in case I want to put it back together.

    Billy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miz Johnny
    Quote Originally Posted by purplefiend
    I bought a Singer coffin top treadle cabinet today, no machine. It was on Craig's list. Here it is if its still there.

    http://austin.craigslist.org/atq/1996940603.html

    I thought a Featherweight came with it, that's the picture she emailed me. :x
    When I got to her house, she brings out a 99k. :shock:
    I said to her, "That's NOT the machine you showed me in the picture!"
    The cabinet is in very good condition. She wanted $100 for it....I wanted it bad.
    So--did you get the treadle?? Does it hold a 99? If so, you have a cabinet that's far more rare than a Featherweight is. You can find a FW easily.
    I would love to have a 99 treadle. I have been thinking about "making" one . . . .
    I got the treadle cabinet, its currently holding my Singer 237 zig zag machine. Its a nice smooth treadle, it just needed a bit of oil. It won't fit the 99K, its for a full size head. I need to find some hinge pins for it, at sometime in the past they were removed. :(

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltergirl80
    Here's a picture of the featherweight my dh brought home to me the other day :0)
    That's a pretty featherweight. :mrgreen:

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles

    I also love the Two Spool Machine; but pardon my ignorance - is the 'Two Spool" a name of the machine or does 'Two Spool' mean something?


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    Two spools are used for this machine. Instead of a bobbin, one full spool of thread is used in a can (acts as the bobbin) for the bottom thread.

    What I would like to know is why the bobbin became more popular over this method. In my opinion just putting a spool of thread in a can is a lot easier than fussing with a bobbin. Maybe the sewing machine industry will one day come up with a new machine that uses this technology again (time for technology to change once more and maybe it can be made in America once again).

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    Quote Originally Posted by purplefiend
    I got the treadle cabinet, its currently holding my Singer 237 zig zag machine. Its a nice smooth treadle, it just needed a bit of oil. It won't fit the 99K. I need to find some hinge pins for it, at sometime in the past they were removed. :(
    I love the square top on the treadle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vintagemotif
    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles

    I also love the Two Spool Machine; but pardon my ignorance - is the 'Two Spool" a name of the machine or does 'Two Spool' mean something?


    Nancy
    Two spools are used for this machine. Instead of a bobbin, one full spool of thread is used in a can (acts as the bobbin) for the bottom thread.

    What I would like to know is why the bobbin became more popular over this method. In my opinion just putting a spool of thread in a can is a lot easier than fussing with a bobbin. Maybe the sewing machine industry will one day come up with a new machine that uses this technology again (time for technology to change once more and maybe it can be made in America once again).
    I did notice it had a bobbin winder on the machine also. I wonder if it was an option for the two spool.....


    Billy

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    I have a white featherweight. It was just repainted and looks brand new. We oiled it according to directions and it runs but it seems to be catching somewhere in the bobbin assembly and it won't bring up the thread and thus won't sew. Can you give me any idea what may be the problem??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lostn51
    I did notice it had a bobbin winder on the machine also. I wonder if it was an option for the two spool.....


    Billy
    The "bobbin' winder is for winding thread from one spool onto the spool that is used in the spool case (can). If you only have one spool of thread (huge spool), you can wind some of the thread onto the spool that is used in the can. I like the fact that I will not have to wind bobbins, instead it is a spool.

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    I hope someone can help me date this machine that I just recieved. It's a Domestic model 153MG #44136
    thanks so much,I do so enjpy this site and love all the machines. And to all the ladies and gents that save them, a labor of love and joy

    thanks, Marge

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    I got the treadle cabinet, its currently holding my Singer 237 zig zag machine. Its a nice smooth treadle, it just needed a bit of oil. It won't fit the 99K, its for a full size head. I need to find some hinge pins for it, at sometime in the past they were removed. :([/quote]

    Here's an update of my previous posting.
    I have been sewing with my new treadle cabinet all evening, its a joy to sew with , no annoying clanking. :-D
    I have a metal straight leg Singer treadle cabinet and it clanks. I've tried adjusting it and it doesn't help.
    :(

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