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Thread: what is your ultimate must have machine for your collection?

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    Quote Originally Posted by francie yuhas View Post
    I have it! I sew on the Singer FW ,1947, that I learned to sew on! When I use it,I have such warm memories of sewing doll clothes and thence to garments,quilts,back packing tents,mountain jackets etc. I'll always remember the gentleness and patience my mother used with me as I learned. ( we used a razor blade for unsewing in those days!)
    Francie, Did you make the tents and jackets from kits? I made some frostline kits (a backpack and jacket) on my mom's FW, which I also learned to sew on. I have it now, but we abused it so much and then it sat for decades in my mom's closet, and I haven't had the chance to give it the attention it needs. And the bed is deeply scratched from storing the foot controller on it -- the controller was missing a foot so a screw was protruding...argh!! We were animals!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveH View Post
    My must have "was" a Grover and Baker. I am making the final payment on a layaway G&B treadle and it should ship late next week... They were the last of the major members of the "Combine" that I was missing.

    Now for a new "must have".....
    That is beautiful!! How old is it?
    -- Sheila

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caroline S View Post
    Well, I have HALF of my ultimate must have, the head of an Eldredge Two Spool. I am still WAITING for the seller to ship the parlor cabinet, AAAARG. Long story that I will impart after the cabinet arrives.

    The last, I think, additions to my collection would be a PINK Atlas and a Necchi BU.
    Ooh, an eldredge two spool! I want one of those too! Just think - no more bobbins to wind. But the spools -- are they still made that size? Still a bunch out there, though. (Tons just in my apartment heh heh.) And you could get a spool winder. Will last longer than any bobbin. Can't wait to see your machine!

    My other dream machines: A hand crank Singer 24 and a Singer 431G. I'm sure I'm forgetting some because I forgot about the Eldredge two spool until I saw Caroline's post.
    --sheila

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    Quote Originally Posted by path49 View Post
    You might want to read this first http://sewing-machines.blogspot.com/...forgotten.html I don't have this machine so I really don't know anything about it personally.....
    I have one - it is a nice machine. I also have a 206 or 2 setting around the shop.
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    Success is not final. Failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts. Winston Churchill

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    I'm the lucky owner of a pink Atlas. It purrs! My dream machine was my grandmother's treadle in a parlor cabinet, and it sits in my living room. My mother's toy sewing machine also is in my care. My mom is 94, and she still had the box and instructions for the toy machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J Miller View Post
    My "ultimate must have machine" is a Singer 206-K With that machine I'll have a sturdy durable ZZ / SS machine that could be outfitted as a H/C, treadle, or e-machine.

    Joe
    FYI There is one for sale at shopgoodwill!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheluma View Post
    That is beautiful!! How old is it?
    -- Sheila
    150+ (in the 1860-1862 range)

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    Quote Originally Posted by novicequiltergrandma View Post
    FYI There is one for sale at shopgoodwill!
    There are 2 in my shop... nice machines but they do not hand crank
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    Success is not final. Failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts. Winston Churchill

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    That is just a Gorgeous machine
    Linda K Stafford

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    Quote Originally Posted by novicequiltergrandma View Post
    FYI There is one for sale at shopgoodwill!
    I saw one in Indiana and one in Pennsylvania
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    Success is not final. Failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts. Winston Churchill

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