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Thread: I WAS SO SHOCKED!

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    I found this hidden away in my parent's basement. My mother was never a sewer and I only remember her using this once when I was in 1st grade to make mini Christmas stockings. I used it a couple of times in the 80's and then totally forgot about it. Between them moving and then my mother passing away in 2004, I never thought about it again. I started seeing these beautiful old machines showing up on the board, and it sparked a thought. I happened to mention it to my daddy, and he said he thought it was in the basement. AND IT WAS!! The black case is musty spelling and is airing out in the garage. This is exactly how I found the machine with all the parts. I have yet to even dust it off! Off to the machine shop this weekend!
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    What a fantastic unearthing! :) enjoy

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    According to the serial number the manufacturing began January 29th, 1957. That makes it 2 years older than I am!

    I can't wait to get it serviced and be able to sew!!

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    Brilliant....what a beauty.

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    You struck paydirt! Congratulations!

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    Looks like its in great shape!! :thumbup:

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    My DH is in Phoenix and he says he can see me beaming! I'm so excited, I think I might pee in my pants!

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    Wow, that is beautiful!! I'm so glad your father still had it. In looking at your pictures it just dawned on me that the feet we use today really haven't changed much. Guess it is one of those "if it ain't broke don't fix it" kind of things. I'm very happy for you and know you will treasure it.

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    WOW! She's a beauty!

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    Lucky girl, Monkee Girl!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MonkeeGirl
    My DH is in Phoenix and he says he can see me beaming! I'm so excited, I think I might pee in my pants!
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    My goodness it's a great thing for you to remember. What a great looking machine, with attachments no less.

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    It is awesome you have one of these beauties, and the fact that it was your mom's makes it that much more exciting!!! I am doing a Happy Dance for you :D:D:D

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    Put a bar of Irish Spring soap, still in the box into the sewing machine box, it may absorb the odors.

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    Did you know you can find it's Birthday? There's a number on the bottom that allows you to find out. I don't know if it's published or if you call in. Bet someone else can tell you...or I'll ask my GF and she'll tell me again! I have two and she told me how when I first got them.
    Yours is much more special because you know the history. I learned to sew on one, but my Mom traded it in for a newer model. :( Happy for you!

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    Awesome.

    Isn't it so cool that it was still there for you when you were ready for it?

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    That is wonderful. I would suggest you look at the manual and oil it, let it sit overnight and then get a scrap of cloth, thread the machine and give it a try. It may not need more than that. These machines are so very easy to maintain yourself, Do not take to shop unless all else fails. When you get it running well and decide to polish it( nothing abrasive, remember) I recommend you go to a Harley Davidson dealer and get a bottle of Harley Glaze. It is a liquid polish, does a beautiful job will not hurt the finish. I am just an old Granny that loves to play with featherweights. Have fun.

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    GOOD FOR YOU

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    Thank you everyone for the great words of joy.

    Cabinqltr..I'll let DH do the oiling when he gets home. He loves to work on cars and motorcycles, might as well learn sewing machines. Already got the Harley Glaze, can't use anything else on the 2007 Soft-tail. Nice to know it'll work on the FW. BTW, I might need to go to HD...only 1/2 mile from the LQS!!!!! OHHHHHH, could I spend some BIG $$$$$$

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pam
    Put a bar of Irish Spring soap, still in the box into the sewing machine box, it may absorb the odors.
    or cat litter, or a box of bakeing soda

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    Going to the pantry for the baking soda...that one I have on hand.

    Thank you so very much for the suggestions!

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    OMG -- what a marvelous treasure you found!! :D

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    That is a fantastic find. You should put it under Billys post. He would love to see it along with the other Vintage Machine lovers.
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-43881-1.htm

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    Oh my goodness, such a lovely find. You are going to love sewing on her.

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    Terrific find !!! It looks just like the one I bought a few weeks ago. Have fun with it!!

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