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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lostn51
    Quote Originally Posted by kwendt
    QD, I seem to remember that such a s/n was a reproduction singer. Look it over carefully. Was it made in china? If so, it's an inferior repro model. Look at the decals, if they are way colorful, and not like the Sphinx's you see on this vintage site, then they are 'new'. If that's what you want... okay. But if you want a real antique machine, the repro is not for you. Billy has told us in another thread that the Chinese made, repro are mechanically inferior machines.
    Actually that would be a real Singer. They sub-contracted the machines to China to sell to the third world countries.

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    Ah... sorry, the correct terminology is then reproduction. I fixed my original post. Thank you.

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    Nancy are you talking about the Craig's list for Placerville. If so I wondered who got those machine. I e-mailed the person yesterday and she did not get back to me until tonight saying that she had sold both of them. Kathie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lostn51
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    Has anyone ever seen a model number like ml-k 4248624? I have a lead on a machine but the lady who has it knows NOTHING about machines and said this was the number on it. I can't meet with her until the weekend and I'm trying to find out some details. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    QD, I seem to remember that such a s/n was a clone or reproduction singer. Look it over carefully. Was it made in china? If so, it's an inferior clone/ repro model. Look at the decals, if they are way colorful, and not like the Sphinx's you see on this vintage site, then they are 'new'. If that's what you want... okay. But if you want a real antique machine, the repro is not for you. Billy has told us in another thread that the Chinese made, repro clones are mechanically inferior machines.
    Actually that would be a real Singer. They sub-contracted the machines to China to sell to the third world countries.

    Billy
    So it isn't an antique machine but a reproduction and one I should avoid if I want a true antique? Sorry I'm confused.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwendt
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    If you recall from all that note taking and reading of this thread, Purplefiend (Sharon) and I have Singers with solid wheels in treadles. Sharon has her Singer 237 (link to a 237 http://reocities.com/Heartland/estat...g_sing237.html) and I have my 201.

    I got my idea to use my 201 this way from Sharon's posts. I would just try it out to see if it works. That is what I did. Best idea, that and Sharon's suggestion of dental floss to hold treadle belt instead of the staple. Thank you Sharon!
    Humbly thanking you for the link, the info... I do have the dental floss thing in my book, honest. I'm not askin about the 201, I know you can do that. I saw your picture and that made me want to get a treadle 201!! Down here, that's gonna take a LONG while. But then I was looking at my poor old, non reverse 66-6, and thought... well.... until I find a 201, what if I found a treadle cabinet and put THAT in it? It's got a different handwheel. Wasn't sure it could be done, and what is the limiting factor? Spokes? That doesn't make sense. Belt race? or Belt race in a certain place?

    Thanks to purplefiend and VM for giving me the heads up that an electric belt race will work for a treadle belt. Thanks guys. So now, if I happen to see a treadle cabinet, I might pick that up too. We'll see! Thanks!
    Just remember that you only need one treadle. Look at Billy's set up.
    Which is very clever and works for those with limited space. You can have a shelf with different machine heads and change machines as needed. So, they don't all have to be Singer machines to work. Way cool! have fun hunting!

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    Oh Miz Johnny, that New National is so gorgeous. . . . the one I saw a photo of is only a mere hint of yours. You really have a wonderful knack for finding such awesome machines. Thank you for sharing them with us. luv2learn

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kathie S.
    Nancy are you talking about the Craig's list for Placerville. If so I wondered who got those machine. I e-mailed the person yesterday and she did not get back to me until tonight saying that she had sold both of them. Kathie
    Yes, it was me! I got both of them for $100! They are both pre 1900 (at least I think the New Home T 3 is a pre 1900, I know the Wilcox and Gibbs is) and really cute!

    Nancy

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltDraggon
    So it isn't an antique machine but a reproduction and one I should avoid if I want a true antique? Sorry I'm confused.
    Hi back... sorry to confuse you. If you want a true antique, then a reproduction would not be what you are looking for. Here's another qb thread that mentioned this very same thing, with our awesome Billy giving an opinion about it. This thread also has some photo's of a reproduction machine.

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-49054-1.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles
    Quote Originally Posted by Kathie S.
    Nancy are you talking about the Craig's list for Placerville. If so I wondered who got those machine. I e-mailed the person yesterday and she did not get back to me until tonight saying that she had sold both of them. Kathie
    Yes, it was me! I got both of them for $100! They are both pre 1900 (at least I think the New Home T 3 is a pre 1900, I know the Wilcox and Gibbs is) and really cute!

    Nancy
    Nancy, you are SOOO good at picking up cool things!!!! Kathie too. I am in AWE and the sheer number of cool and cheap machines you find! Everyone here posts them for $75 to $150 or more. Even if they are trashed! Good going!

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    [quote=kwendt]
    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles
    Quote Originally Posted by Kathie S.

    Nancy
    Nancy, you are SOOO good at picking up cool things!!!! Kathie too. I am in AWE and the sheer number of cool and cheap machines you find! Everyone here posts them for $75 to $150 or more. Even if they are trashed! Good going!
    Where did you say you are in Florida?

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    Miz Johnny, Do you have one of these? A spool holder.

    http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/atq/2199746215.html

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