Welcome to the Quilting Board!
Vanginny: PM me and I will gladly email you a BUNCH of 201 info.
Sorry,, should have intro'd first... Hi! I'm Steve from California. Here are a couple of my favorite machines.
singer 15-91 (1952)
Sew-Mor (HA-1 clone)
Singer 201-2 (1950)
Singer Patcher 29-4 (1908) (with hidden Model 20)
Singer 28 Handcrank (1916)
Last edited by SteveH; 11-26-2012 at 10:31 AM.
You'll like it here with the many like minded souls. I like your machines.
Where in California are you?
Cathy (just out side of Sacramento)
"Most sewing machine problems are due to the carbon based unit in the chair in front of the machine"
I'm in the East Bay just south of Oakland. Thanks, I'm now to this whole sewing machine collecting business but I love the mechanics and complete rebuildability of these units. I have a 66 red-eye treadle that I am in the middle of doing a bare metal restoration on. I cannot believe how crappy they look when you start and then clean up to being like new.
My 1908 treadle powered 29-4 "Patcher" has already been tested with 16 layers of canvas and it did not even strain.
Last edited by SteveH; 11-26-2012 at 02:28 PM.
Yes, welcome Steve. Every time I see one of those patchers I think I want one. I don't know what I would use it for, I just want it. So cool!
Yes, do like your machines. My DD and I own two 29-4 sewing machines. One is operational and the other is not because it's parts is worn out and no longer available.
Caroline: Any chance i could enter a PM conversation regarding the acquisition of some parts? (or help you get the parts you need to get it working)
p.s. "Sweet Caroline"? My whole family is composed of Neil Diamond fans...