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Thread: Yard Sale Find!

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    She's in rough shape but I want to make her feel like a million bucks! She cost me $5., imagine! Don't know much about her, any info you guys may be able to tell me is appreciated!
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    Very nice...good luck

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    Oh she is beautiful, cann't wait to she her when your done grooming her

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    Model 27, commissioned June 28, 1911. Decals are Sphinx. You need a tire for the bobbin winder. Are the shuttle and bobbin there? For $5 you will have a lot of fun fixing her up. Good buy.
    Tommie

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    wow, real cool.

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    Very cool

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    Excellent! Have fun sprucing her up.

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    WOW A good buy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomilu
    Model 27, commissioned June 28, 1911. Decals are Sphinx. You need a tire for the bobbin winder. Are the shuttle and bobbin there? For $5 you will have a lot of fun fixing her up. Good buy.
    Tommie
    Thanks for this information! I just checked and yes they are there. I do not know much about these so I am going to have to do a lot of research. I'm guessing it does not have the Needle Up/Down feature though... ;)

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    What a great find! I can't even find garage sales around here.

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    Go to the Home page and scroll down to Vintage Machine work shop. There are great instructions on refurbushing machines. I have one just like yours that I purchased for $15 with a treadle cabinet. I am restoring both!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baysidegal
    Go to the Home page and scroll down to Vintage Machine work shop. There are great instructions on refurbushing machines. I have one just like yours that I purchased for $15 with a treadle cabinet. I am restoring both!
    I have one too (27-4) but I paid $89 for my machine and cabinet. It was in slightly better shape but not much.

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    Oh what a great price. You can spiff her up and hopefully she will even sew wonderful for you. Congrats.

    Kat

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    she's a sphinx. I have one in really great shape and mind dated back to 1910. Great machines

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    Very nice

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baysidegal
    Go to the Home page and scroll down to Vintage Machine work shop. There are great instructions on refurbushing machines. I have one just like yours that I purchased for $15 with a treadle cabinet. I am restoring both!
    Thanks, I will check this out!

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    Quote Originally Posted by crafty gal
    Quote Originally Posted by tomilu
    Model 27, commissioned June 28, 1911. Decals are Sphinx. You need a tire for the bobbin winder. Are the shuttle and bobbin there? For $5 you will have a lot of fun fixing her up. Good buy.
    Tommie
    Thanks for this information! I just checked and yes they are there. I do not know much about these so I am going to have to do a lot of research. I'm guessing it does not have the Needle Up/Down feature though... ;)
    I learned to sew on a 27 treadle. I would love to have one. Have never seen one that has been converted to electric. The bobbin winder is supposed to run against the treadle belt. Even with a rubber wheel it will not reach to the hand wheel to work. Not sure how you would wind a bobbin unless you move the belt.

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    Have fun with your new friend!

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    Quote Originally Posted by crafty gal
    Quote Originally Posted by Baysidegal
    Go to the Home page and scroll down to Vintage Machine work shop. There are great instructions on refurbushing machines. I have one just like yours that I purchased for $15 with a treadle cabinet. I am restoring both!

    Thanks, I will check this out!
    It's beautiful!!!!!!!!!
    Here is the link for the vintage machine section:

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/virtual...jsp?vsnum=1013

    It's a great section and you will learn so much about your machine. I do have a warning for you :twisted: ....once you buy ONE vintage machine you will then be infected by the very serious virus that causes you to start buying vintage machines, left and right, until you find that you are sneaking them into the house so that nobody knows that you have bought another machine. :mrgreen:

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    Have fun I have a red eye and a 15-91!!!!

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    I got one just the same last weekend for $10.It is in a treadle frame. Now she is all cleaned up, my, those decals are beautiful. I still need to do some work on the cabinet and find a bobbin and shuttle. Congratulations on your find.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cabbagepatchkid
    Quote Originally Posted by crafty gal
    Quote Originally Posted by Baysidegal
    Go to the Home page and scroll down to Vintage Machine work shop. There are great instructions on refurbushing machines. I have one just like yours that I purchased for $15 with a treadle cabinet. I am restoring both!

    Thanks, I will check this out!
    It's beautiful!!!!!!!!!
    Here is the link for the vintage machine section:

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/virtual...jsp?vsnum=1013

    It's a great section and you will learn so much about your machine. I do have a warning for you :twisted: ....once you buy ONE vintage machine you will then be infected by the very serious virus that causes you to start buying vintage machines, left and right, until you find that you are sneaking them into the house so that nobody knows that you have bought another machine. :mrgreen:

    OH NO, so it's like sneaking fabric into the house except harder! What have I done???!!! :lol:

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