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

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomilu
    There is a beautiful parlor cabinet with a so so Singer in it in the Wichita, KS area. Here is the link so you can drool over the cabinet. No, I'm not going to see or buy it. They are pretty proud of it, lol.
    http://wichita.craigslist.org/atq/2184727371.html
    Truthfully the cabinet is worth around $600 because they are so rare. Its a drawing room cabinet and the fanciest one that singer made. It was truly a fine piece of furniture in its day.

    Billy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kathie S.
    Your sewing machine is a model 128. It was born November 11, 1924 In Elizabeth New Jersey. There were 10,000 made. Hope this helps. Kathie S.
    Thanks Kathie, great help.

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    [quote=vintagemotif]
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    Quote Originally Posted by tomilu


    My mother kept a 15-91 in the bathroom of the 2-bedroom bungalow she lived in. The bathroom was huge; in the wintertime she would turn on a portable heater in there and spend the day.

    Told my husband this and he asked, "Is this for old ladies who can't make it in time?" lol
    It's for old ladies who live in Iowa and live in drafty houses!!

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    [quote=tomilu

    There are 2 Boye cases of 18s, but they are rusted, . . .

    You may be able to rescue those needles. Try cleaning them with oxy-clean. . . . Will get some oxyclean. My DH says beet juice is supposed to clean rust off, lol.[/quote]

    Evapo Rust is the best rust remover ever--and non-toxic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwendt

    Wow... just wow. How do you dust them all? Maybe we should start a 'vintage sew machine horders' club? Billy and you can be honorary lifetime members, I should think. Oh wait... I guess that's what this thread is for, isn't it?! :D
    Dust? What's that? Run some cloth through them, that will keep them dusted off!! Unfortunately, I don't sew enough to keep mine shiny. And that's OK.

    And yes, I recognize the fact that I'm a hoarder. And that's OK, too.

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    [quote=Miz Johnny]
    Quote Originally Posted by tomilu

    There are 2 Boye cases of 18s, but they are rusted, . . .

    You may be able to rescue those needles. Try cleaning them with oxy-clean. . . . Will get some oxyclean. My DH says beet juice is supposed to clean rust off, lol.[/quote

    Evapo Rust is the best rust remover ever--and non-toxic.
    Thanks for this information. I'm always looking for safe products to use while cleaning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwendt
    The electric cord runs through a very small grommet in the side plate of the cabinet. It's a captive cord. Also, I just noticed that the kneelever/footpedal apparatus is totally different between the 20's 66 and the 40's 15-91. Hum.
    Just take the wiring loose from the footpedal, but make sure you mark which wire goes to which terminal. I've done it many times!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwendt
    No, no! Not meant to offend, more as a joke for us all/at us all. A lot of us either already have a lot of machines, or we're in the "process" of having a lot of machines. Others on this thread have mentioned that this love of these old machines is a 'sickness'... I just had to laugh in agreement. For whatever we call it, I have it to! I apologize if what I typed seemed offensive, it was not meant that way. I'll try to be more careful in the future...
    I'm not offended; I'm definitely a hoarder. No dead animals or bugs under my stuff, but I have an enormous amount of "possibilities" I have been working on this for the past year, and am making great progress, but you would never know it to look at it.

    The hoarder shows always have an "intervention", and indiscriminately toss stuff out. I think that would send me into a tailspin, so I have been steadily sorting and getting rid of the things I will never use.
    I make regular runs to Goodwill!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomilu
    There is a beautiful parlor cabinet with a so so Singer in it in the Wichita, KS area. Here is the link so you can drool over the cabinet. No, I'm not going to see or buy it. They are pretty proud of it, lol.
    http://wichita.craigslist.org/atq/2184727371.html
    That's just like the one I just sold. And no, I didn't get anywhere NEAR that price!! LOL! It amazes me what people think these puppies are worth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lostn51
    Quote Originally Posted by tomilu
    There is a beautiful parlor cabinet with a so so Singer in it in the Wichita, KS area. Here is the link so you can drool over the cabinet. No, I'm not going to see or buy it. They are pretty proud of it, lol.
    http://wichita.craigslist.org/atq/2184727371.html
    Truthfully the cabinet is worth around $600 because they are so rare. Its a drawing room cabinet and the fanciest one that singer made. It was truly a fine piece of furniture in its day.

    Billy
    I don't know anyone who has given that much for one, and I have had several myself. They are somewhat rare, but if you want one, keep looking and it will turn up.

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