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Thread: You've just gotta love the 'Little Old Ladies' (3/4 size or smaller vintage machine)

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    You've just gotta love the 'Little Old Ladies' (3/4 size or smaller vintage machine)

    First a Singer 99
    This one is out of a bent wood case - the bottom came unglued and is getting repaired. The wires were clipped so I have to decide whether to put a hand crank on it or come up with a motor, pedal and wires.
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    Do feel free to add a picture of you 3/4 size old lady.
    The next is a couple of 185 machines. The tan one is in exceptionally good condition and the green one is in exceptionally bad condition. My sister sent these to me a couple weeks ago. She worked very hard on the green one but never got the missing tension on it. Name:  three quarter size sewing machines 4-7-12 012.JPG
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    Next is a Domestic - I picked her up at shopgoodwill thanks to Melinda. This machine is in excellent condition and is very light weight. I also posted pictures of her on the vintage photo page.
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    Love the 3/4's
    I have 3 krinkle 128's and supposedly a nice flowery one (the Italian spelling one ) on the way.. that one is for my Daughter.

    Then I have a pair of 99's waiting cleaning and restoration

    I considered bidding on a 185, but I think I have reached the limit as defined SWMBO

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    Next up is an Alden. It is a 3/4 size Japanese 15. I love this machine. It is heavy but it doesn't go anywhere. This one is a keeper for sure. Name:  three quarter size sewing machines 4-7-12 069.JPG
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    I totally forgot what this one is. I think it is a Singer 128. It is in very good shape - some wear on some decals. Clean up was a breeze. This one turns like nobody's business. It will for sure be a great little hand crank machine soon. Name:  three quarter size sewing machines 4-7-12 059.JPG
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    I can not leave out my little Spartan. This one is souped up - it has a light. Mostly the Spartan didn't come with much. I have used it to piece. Works great. Name:  three quarter size sewing machines 4-7-12 137.JPG
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    I also found a Cinderella. Cute little beast. Her 'pumpkin' (case) smells like it has been stored in a musty place. She has the same throat plate, slide plate and tension plate as my full sized Japanese 15. I just got the slide plate from my sister's stash of junk parts. More info on this machine is on the Vintage Sewing Machine Shop.....Come on in and sit a spell #33315 would be the start Name:  three quarter size sewing machines 4-7-12 097.JPG
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    I got a picture thread here on how I dressed my naked 99. Dummy me I forgot to bookmark it.
    The gist of the thread is that I bought a motor, wiring, foot controller kit, and a light kit from Sew-Classic and assembled it.
    Kind of like a kit. It works great.

    I've got another that will eventually be put back in running condition as a hand crank.

    Joe

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    Of course another little machine would be a Singer Featherweight - this one is in pretty sad shape. It is missing a few parts, rusty in a couple places and finish is missing - lots of dirt - a project when good weather, several parts and time eclipse. Name:  three quarter size sewing machines 4-7-12 116.JPG
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