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Thread: Wrap on vintage machines

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    Wrap on vintage machines

    Sorry if this is a silly question, but here goes: I frequently see pictures of vintage machines with some sort of fabric wrap on it. Can anyone tell me what the purpose is/was? Thanks in advance! Holly


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    that was used like a pin cushion

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    ...and collectors refer to the damage that the pins typically cause to the machine under that as "diaper rash"

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    Those wrapping you see are also the cause of a lot of needle damage to the finish.

    Here's my New Home AB when I first got it home:
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    You can see the two needle bands on it.

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    You can see the damage to the finish where the bands were.

    Those bands are the worst idea anyone ever came up with. I always try to ignore machines with such bands on them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveH View Post
    ...and collectors refer to the damage that the pins typically cause to the machine under that as "diaper rash"
    LOL Steve, that's the first time I've seen it called that. I've always seen it called 'pin rash.'

    Cari

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    same here it's called pin rash LOL

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    Pin and diaper rash have a lot in common. Both are a pain in the butt. It must be a real handy place for pins because so many people have done it over the years.
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    Yep. Pin rag, pin rash.
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    I like machines with LOTS of pin rash - usually they are really good machines because they have been well used.
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    My 128 had pin rash. The rag on it looked like it had been first used to wipe up oil under the car.
    Someone said to just put on a new rag.
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