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

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    Yes, I looked it up earlier and found that out. I am pretty excited about it! I should have went to bed an hour ago, but found a neat site about Singer through the ages 1850-1940. I've checked this page several times this evening with each new post. Well, I need to stop for now---although I will probably check back 1st thing in the morning....I need to think about a place for it to go when it gets here...lol[/quote]

    Hispatchwork,
    What's the URL to that website please?
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    Sharon W.

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    [quote=Cindy Lou Who]Be careful if your Hubby does get interested in the "old girls" because it can get addictive. My Hubby has a long list of names and phone numbers of people that have an old machine they might want to sell. ?uote]

    Is this ever true. Mine is crazy about them old ones. LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsktkeeper
    I can sew about 4-6 hrs. No it will not turn backwards. If I take the throat plate off as I did it will turn. I took the gib screw out and couldn't get any further . I think I'm afraid of hurting Her. I think there is a minute piece of thread in there some where, cant get to it . Doc told me to use only "special" thread? they didn't have that stuff then. Am I not following what he is saying or is it my Half Hymers??????
    how can I get this working again? PLEASE Help

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    Singer through the ages 1850-1940
    http://www.sewalot.com/singer_through_the_ages.htm


    to date a singer machine by serial#
    http://sewingmachine221sale.bizland....re/page19.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by HisPatchwork

    Yes, I looked it up earlier and found that out. I am pretty excited about it! I should have went to bed an hour ago, but found a neat site about Singer through the ages 1850-1940. I've checked this page several times this evening with each new post. Well, I need to stop for now---although I will probably check back 1st thing in the morning....I need to think about a place for it to go when it gets here...lol
    HisPatchwork, what is your Avator? It looks like an exquisit pieced quilt, but I can figure out what the scene is?

    We all love sewing machine history, please post anything interesting you have found in the site you are studying about Singer through the ages, or send us the link.

    Nancy

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    Enjoy your treadle. The repair man called and my hand crank is ready to pick up. While there I will pick up a belt for my treadle. Kathie S

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsktkeeper
    Doc told me to use only "special" thread? they didn't have that stuff then. Am I not following what he is saying or is it my Half Hymers??????

    how can I get this working again? PLEASE Help
    You know that bit about "special thread" is crazy. I sew with any thread I feel like on my FW's. The only thing I can think your repair "Doc" meant is don't use the really cheap stuff you can get a Walmart 2 or 3 spools for nothing. That thread is the stuff they sweep up off the floor when the good threads are made, then it is spun onto spools for really cheap prizes. I think it is called "midlings" or something like that. I never buy cheap thread, it is too fuzzy and will mess up your machine. Always, use good quality thread. Also don't use really old thread. That will fuzz too much too, and it breaks, rots, it is not worth it to spend a bunch of money on quality fabric, spend all your time piecing, sewing - then the first time you wash the quilt the old thread will rot away. I went to my Mother's one day a few years ago, bought her all new thread - enough to get a good start -- and threw away all her really old Dual Duty after taking a class and learning all about thread!

    Ok thread police don't yell at me! I am talking about throwing away really old thread! It is not worth taking a chance on your priced quilt falling apart because of 'old' thread!
    Nancy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kathie S
    Enjoy your treadle. The repair man called and my hand crank is ready to pick up. While there I will pick up a belt for my treadle. Kathie S
    Kathie, congratulations! Is that the Model 28? Love that machine!

    Nancy

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    Jan, I have a couple of winders, will look and see if one fits. Your decals are just in great condition. What a deal! I had 9 treadles at one time. Now I'm down to one White. No room for more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomilu
    Jan, I have a couple of winders, will look and see if one fits. Your decals are just in great condition. What a deal! I had 9 treadles at one time. Now I'm down to one White. No room for more.
    Tomilu, what treadle did you keep and why that one? I have 7 treadles right now and can't bring myself to part with any of them, although, I did give my 1901 Model 27 Pheasant Decal to a really good friend who loves her!

    Nancy

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