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    Quote Originally Posted by mindless View Post
    I've been wandering thru the pics on this thread for a couple of days now, & I have to say....there are SO many machines that I never knew I just have to have! You all have some nice machines! But I have 8 already. There's always room for one more tho....right?
    how about this one? http://portland.craigslist.org/clk/atq/3511349800.html some of you just might get a kick out of it
    Steve, your project looks like so much work! but interesting & fun too.
    Wow, that machine has a very interesting, huge motor!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sdudash View Post
    Well I am new here and have to say that I found this site while looking for information on my latest find. I collect antiques. I found this Standard treadle machine in a consignment store. I have not found much information on this one, yet. She is similar to Hollyann beautiful machine, but appears to be a newer model. The bobbin cover has multiple patent dates. Earliest one is 1889 with the latest being 1910. The machine I have has been made after that as it states Patent Applied for on the plate as well as on the inside decal. If anyone has more information I would be greatly appreciative.

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    Very nice Standard treadle! There are several people on this board who have Standard treadles. Vintagemotif, Monica, is one. Did you get any attachments with that Standard? There is a special chain stitch attachment for Standards. Cathy, Mizkaki, should be able to answer any questions on the Standard too. Congratulations! Your decals look great - I would be very careful when cleaning that machine! Clean only with sewing machine oil so you don't silver the decals!

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    Yeah it is an interesting motor - It is a portable industrial machine - I bet the guy that fixes the party bouncer rooms would love to have one.
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
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    My current collection (I'm an absolute newbie):

    #1 - Singer Red-Eye that I plan to convert to a treadle. But um, the cat knocked over the bowls of parts after I'd neatly organized them. They fell behind a table in the corner of the room and I haven't had the heart to re-organize them... But that's another story...
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    #2 - Montgomery Wards Signature c1974, I think. Given to me by a neighbor (original owner who hardly used it), to replace my very first (plastic) Singer which died on me. This is my main machine. I absolutely adore it.
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    #3 - Singer Featherweight 221 - JUST got her for Christmas; another find in a New England antique store. Story is it was a wedding gift to a woman who never learned to sew; her relatives found it in her attic after she died. I'm owner 2. I haven't used her yet.
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    #4 - Signature - found this in a New England antique shop-- they practically gave it to me because it's stuck, stuck, frozen stuck. I haven't started working on her yet. I believe her serial # is 547245
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    Heh, not sure how that last one got in there. Bought it last year -- also in New England. While it "worked," (turned on), I couldn't get it to sew. I gave her away to someone willing to spend time in her.

    And #3 is a STANDARD (not a Signature)
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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    WOW! Now that was quick! Will it sew??? I get amazed by the old sewing machines, too. They were made to last.
    Quick? Ha! It was 4 days of "PB Blaster" morning, noon, and night to get the bits to let go.

    It will not sew until I find the missing parts and re-manufacture one part (so far)
    I am missing the shuttle, bobbin, and the slide plates (i'll probably end up making the slide plates)

    I am still de-rusting all of the bits.

    The spool holder is so stuck that the iron twists rather than releasing (currently) I brought it to the office to see if our ultrasonic cleaner can help free it up, if not, next we try heat....

    I am hoping to finish the cleaning in the next day or two, then the painting begins...

    I am currently NOT planning to disassemble the main driveline.
    I am going to clean it as best as I can without removing anything
    ALL of the motions/timings are driven off of that shaft and I do not have faith that I can ensure that it goes back the same.
    Besides, it's kinda cool to know that part was hand set at the factory.

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    Here are mine....got all 3 this Dec.

    1932 Singer 27 Hand Crank

    1924 Singer 66 Red Eye Treadle, had to refinish the cabinet as it was very bad. The machine was just a clean up and replacement of the spool pin, presser foot, still need to get the red felt for spool pin.

    1893 Singer VS2 27 Treadle, cleaned the cabinet other then that it is original. Need to do more work on the machine.
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    Corlando, those are some real nice looking machines. Lucky you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by corlando View Post
    1932 Singer 27 Hand Crank

    1924 Singer 66 Red Eye Treadle, had to refinish the cabinet as it was very bad. The machine was just a clean up and replacement of the spool pin, presser foot, still need to get the red felt for spool pin.

    1893 Singer VS2 27 Treadle, cleaned the cabinet other then that it is original. Need to do more work on the machine.
    Thank you, they all run. I am hooked now. Funny I look at my Huge sewing cabinet and still wonder how they managed on the small treadles.

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    I bought a 201-2 on Christmas Eve. My present to me, I guess. The cabinet is in ok shape, someone took a70's era cabinet and put the 201 in it. Didn't do a really good job, but DH or SIL can repair. The machine just needed a wipe down and she runs. Might call her Amanda after the young girl I bought it from. She's a new mom and wanted a newer machine after her husband bought this one. Imagine! I'll have to watch the post for hints on the care and upkeep, she's different from my others.
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