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Old 07-16-2019, 12:15 AM
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I知 slowly learning to sew beyond the simple patch job. Right now I知 mostly into collecting machines and bringing them back to useable condition. I love the complexity of the mechanics of the old machines. Frankly I find a lot of them sexy, like guys think of the curves on old cars. Lol in the past 3 months or so I have inherited 2 of my grandmothers singers. A 758 touch n sew (massive headache) and 9410. And have been given a Universal (singer clone) a white model 77, a severely gummed up Bel-Air (that I can稚 find any info on) and my newest, a singer 600. I知 loving the 600.
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Old 07-16-2019, 01:09 AM
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Welcome to the board from New Hampshire. Glad you joined us!
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Old 07-16-2019, 02:46 AM
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Welcome from western NY and happy quilting
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Old 07-16-2019, 03:12 AM
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You've come to the right place! I have avoided the urge to collect old sewing machines but I love to look at them and there's some folks who post regularly in the antique and vintage section.
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Old 07-16-2019, 05:03 AM
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Hi and Welcome from North Carolina! You've come to the right place for friends who collect, fix, love those old sewing machines. Enjoy!
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Old 07-16-2019, 05:06 AM
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Howdy & welcome from Texas. You will like it here as this board is full of knowledge. There are several great people here who know a lot about fixing up older machines so ask questions & you will surely find an answer. I do have to warn you that this board is addicting.
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Old 07-16-2019, 06:18 AM
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Welcome aboard, I think it was LeonF who recently said a line about men needing to learn how to use power machines with needles. LOL, I think that's great and might make up a t-shirt that says "Power Machine" on top, a picture of a sewing machine, and then "with Needles" on the bottom.

Welcome to the board!

I don't do as much as I once did cleaning up and renovating sewing machines. I used to get them and gave them to a charity that gave them to immigrant families. Recently though my mom told me to take the nice Sears machine I gave her years ago, it's been sitting in the garage near the salt water. I'm hoping that a bit of oil will be all it needs but it might be ruined now... haven't opened up the case to look yet.
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Old 07-16-2019, 10:19 AM
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Welcome, love my 600 series Singer also.
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Old 07-17-2019, 06:33 AM
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Welcome from Virginia--you'll find lots of inspiration here!
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Old 07-17-2019, 10:21 AM
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I stole the power tools line from
  • chris_quilts I sometimes call them power tools with thread, too.

    I too am a gear head in love with old machines and that is how I got here. Your BelAir is a Japanese clone. Most likely a clone of a Singer 66, 15 or 99. Their manuals can be used.

    if you want a huge challenge, find a locked up Necchi Supernova. Very close tolerances and stuffed full of mechanical wonders. They often lock up if they haven't been used for a while and the old oil hardens.

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