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06-19-2019, 05:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,840
Posted By RotaryQueen

Great color in your decals! Mr. White was the...

Great color in your decals! Mr. White was the first of my vintage SM collection. A very strong sewing machine with the largest harp space of the household SM. I had to remove an unbelievable amount...
04-20-2019, 01:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,617
Posted By RotaryQueen

Quick answer is yes. Just get a Chinese made...

Quick answer is yes. Just get a Chinese made handcrank from eBay or sew-classic, for example, and fasten it to the motor boss under the handwheel. After removing the motor, of course.
04-06-2019, 06:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 606
Posted By RotaryQueen

My first impression was "That looks like a...

My first impression was "That looks like a Morse". My Morse fotomatic was made in Japan by Toyota, I don't know if all the models were made by the same manufacturer, but it's a place to start. Google...
04-04-2019, 07:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,171
Posted By RotaryQueen

I had to think about why "they rotate on their...

I had to think about why "they rotate on their own". Do you have some ethereal influence on your Necchi machines? Oh, wait! You must mean the pictures! ��
04-03-2019, 08:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,072
Posted By RotaryQueen

I am absolutely on moratorium for new VSM, but I...

I am absolutely on moratorium for new VSM, but I would make an exception for a lotus decal 66! It could go in my 1913 treadle that waits for attention in my shed ;-)
I think the lotus is the...
04-03-2019, 08:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,443
Posted By RotaryQueen

My White Family Rotary was the first VSM I...

My White Family Rotary was the first VSM I acquired as the start of my journey down this rabbit hole. If you search this forum, you will find many postings.
The first thing to notice is that the...
01-12-2019, 05:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,295
Posted By RotaryQueen

Ha ha ha!! Tea leaves! That explains so much!

Ha ha ha!! Tea leaves! That explains so much!
01-07-2019, 10:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,759
Posted By RotaryQueen

Cheryl has a great blog post about the 223...

Cheryl has a great blog post about the 223 (scroll down).

http://dragonpoodle.blogspot.com/2014/04/two-unusual-treadleable-singers.html

She says it is easy for a beginner to use. A basic zig...
01-04-2019, 03:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,403
Posted By RotaryQueen

I have bid on 2 different 201-3 machines on...

I have bid on 2 different 201-3 machines on shopgoodwill, one recently. They went for way over my price (because I don't NEED any more), more than $150. They had a solid hand wheel, but of a bigger...
12-27-2018, 08:08 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,393
Posted By RotaryQueen

I'm going to chime in on the attachments,...

I'm going to chime in on the attachments, although there are many more knowledgeable people here than me. It's hard to tell about all from the jumble, but some are "low shank" attachments that will...
12-27-2018, 06:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,542
Posted By RotaryQueen

Oooo! Thanks again! I forget about Smithsonian...

Oooo! Thanks again! I forget about Smithsonian library for SM resources. That brochure explains the old hemmer foot with the mystery screw in back and the plate that we couldn't place! She has a...
12-25-2018, 09:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,542
Posted By RotaryQueen

Yay! That will make my sister happy as she has a...

Yay! That will make my sister happy as she has a singer 28 hand crank and a crinkle finish singer 128, so now she can add to their attachments.

I swear I scrolled through the whole list of...
12-25-2018, 08:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,542
Posted By RotaryQueen

Name this Singer attachment

What is this? This came in a mixed lot of attachments. It does not appear to be a ruffler, although it moves similarly by feeding fabric through as the finger moves with the needle bar.
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11-30-2018, 08:22 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,312
Posted By RotaryQueen

My Bernina 830e is named Secretariat (Big Red)...

My Bernina 830e is named Secretariat (Big Red) because he only went very fast when I got him. Much research and close scrutiny of the foot controller guts led me to conclude that I needed to replace...
11-25-2018, 06:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,721
Posted By RotaryQueen

I'm working on an old Kenmore right now...

I'm working on an old Kenmore right now (158.1641) that is still stiff in some areas in spite of alcohol clean, Tri-flow, and sitting overnight in various positions. So how do you get all the Dawn...
11-01-2018, 11:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,446
Posted By RotaryQueen

My sister and I are often mystified by what...

My sister and I are often mystified by what combination drives up prices on ShopGoodwill. Being in Texas seems to make bidding twice as high. Central Midwest (like Illinois or Indiana) sees higher...
10-25-2018, 07:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,298
Posted By RotaryQueen

I have a 158.1774 that my sister got as a gift in...

I have a 158.1774 that my sister got as a gift in mid 70s. Has all attachments and manual. Definitely not rare! It does do chain stitch, and has low shank, not high or super high shank presser feet....
10-18-2018, 09:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,725
Posted By RotaryQueen

I have seen a few 222 (free-arm FW) on CL in...

I have seen a few 222 (free-arm FW) on CL in SoCal, where VSM seem more common and available than in some other parts of the country (NOT looking at you, Pacific NW!). None of them were listed for...
10-14-2018, 02:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,463
Posted By RotaryQueen

My Morse fotomatic had that same goo on her...

My Morse fotomatic had that same goo on her camstack. I asked about it back when (https://www.quiltingboard.com/vintage-antique-machine-enthusiasts-f22/morse-fotomatic-iv-4400-repair-t285059.html)...
09-12-2018, 04:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,658
Posted By RotaryQueen

Things to look for are, as you might guess,...

Things to look for are, as you might guess, bobbins that fit the machine (several machines I have bought had bobbins that came from an incompatible machine), a bobbin shuttle and carrier (for...
09-06-2018, 04:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 944
Posted By RotaryQueen

For FMQ, reverse doesn't seem to me to be...

For FMQ, reverse doesn't seem to me to be relevant. For garment sewing, maybe. Feed dog drop is nice, but there are many examples of FMQers with treadle machines who don't drop feed dogs. Set the...
09-06-2018, 04:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,776
Posted By RotaryQueen

Looking closely at where the power cord goes into...

Looking closely at where the power cord goes into the cord set block on the right back corner, it looks like the cord has pulled out and exposed copper wire. That may be an artifact of the photo...
08-23-2018, 08:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,940
Posted By RotaryQueen

I, also, was a non-trad a couple decades ago....

I, also, was a non-trad a couple decades ago. Then, I could pay for tuition and books with a Pell grant. I talked to a friend yesterday in a local "community" college (I don't think they use that...
08-21-2018, 06:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 954
Posted By RotaryQueen

Ha ha ha! My dad once asked me why I would want...

Ha ha ha! My dad once asked me why I would want another dog when I already had one? I asked him why he wanted a second (and third) kid when he already had one (me!)? No response.

When my best, and...
08-20-2018, 07:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 954
Posted By RotaryQueen

Mine is two toned also. (I am really trying to...

Mine is two toned also. (I am really trying to make myself thin the herd. My mom says, "You only need one sewing machine, after all". I can't even respond.) I got it out yesterday to clean and oil....
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