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04-18-2019, 04:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,741
Posted By Treadle&Gears

If there is any residue left from the tape, try...

If there is any residue left from the tape, try some sewing machine oil on a cloth wrapped over it to keep the oil on it overnight. It may not work with every adhesive, but I was able to soften and...
04-10-2019, 09:15 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,765
Posted By Treadle&Gears

I know a consulting engineer who would probably...

I know a consulting engineer who would probably enjoy the challenge to recreate them, but I think it would be prohibitively expensive to have them made. It might be less costly overall to have them...
04-08-2019, 06:07 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,128
Posted By Treadle&Gears

Noooooooo! I recently saw the exact cabinet I...

Noooooooo! I recently saw the exact cabinet I need for my Free No. 5 in near perfect condition at a shop. Opened it to look at the mechanicals and found it had been converted to a liquor...
04-08-2019, 05:58 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,765
Posted By Treadle&Gears

It probably didn't catch on because Singer never...

It probably didn't catch on because Singer never adopted it.

I am also looking for an affordable two spool. Just missed one on the bay.

K
04-07-2019, 10:11 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 496
Posted By Treadle&Gears

Heads up Davis Vertical in Minnesota

Just saw this on Ebay: item # 323763831946

Decals are worn, but otherwise looks nice, and cabinet is excellent if anyone is near it - pickup only - it's more than a day trip away from me, so I am...
03-30-2019, 07:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 985
Posted By Treadle&Gears

Absolutely! Taking detailed pictures before and...

Absolutely! Taking detailed pictures before and as you do each step is possibly the best advice you can get. I know it has saved me more than once.

The second best advice is take apart as little...
03-29-2019, 07:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,107
Posted By Treadle&Gears

$4,999.

A July, 1927 Singer 128 La Vencedora, electric, in a bentwood case. $4,999. 110 watchers. No, really.

Item # 302981338472
03-26-2019, 06:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 886
Posted By Treadle&Gears

Fantastic!

Fantastic!
03-26-2019, 06:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,234
Posted By Treadle&Gears

Mine does something like that, only he stands...

Mine does something like that, only he stands between me and any sewing machines at the antiques mall, hoping I won't see them!! :D
03-25-2019, 04:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,233
Posted By Treadle&Gears

Dollyo, that is a beauty. I swear I live in the...

Dollyo, that is a beauty. I swear I live in the wrong place at the wrong time.
02-13-2019, 10:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,569
Posted By Treadle&Gears

I wonder if that Bell was like the Tailor Bird in...

I wonder if that Bell was like the Tailor Bird in England. Supposedly the salesmen offered the really
cheap(ly made) TB at an amazing price, but the point was to up sell to the full price “deluxe”...
01-14-2019, 10:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,878
Posted By Treadle&Gears

This is definitely a fine mystery! It's not...

This is definitely a fine mystery! It's not arguing, it's lively, welcome discussion. I often learn new things or find better rabbit holes from it.

First, do you have a picture of the mechanisms...
01-13-2019, 08:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,878
Posted By Treadle&Gears

That is a nice-looking machine! It’s not a...

That is a nice-looking machine! It’s not a Necchi, but I won’t discount it may be Italian. Viscontea used that green a lot. The plain chrome faceplate and the flywheel/bobbin winder are spot on...
01-13-2019, 12:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,878
Posted By Treadle&Gears

Necchi did make private label (badged) machines,...

Necchi did make private label (badged) machines, but I have not heard of this particular one. Necchi machines are exceptionally engineered, and have very close tolerances. It will be important to...
01-13-2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,171
Posted By Treadle&Gears

Leaf tensions are the best for heavier fabrics,...

Leaf tensions are the best for heavier fabrics, in my experience. It is much easier to get minute adjustments and to see if it is right before the thread breaks! And no fiddle bits.
01-08-2019, 07:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,287
Posted By Treadle&Gears

My 1930ish Jones came from Hull, England and...

My 1930ish Jones came from Hull, England and belonged to their minister’s wife during WWII. It may have even been there during the Blitz (from what I have researched, they worked in several parishes...
10-24-2018, 09:05 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,776
Posted By Treadle&Gears

Household SMC (Providence Tool) used the same...

Household SMC (Providence Tool) used the same type needlebar arrangement as well. Very strong stitchers! I don't think I have any pics with the faceplate off but I'll check.
K
09-18-2018, 07:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,006
Posted By Treadle&Gears

Are there pictures? I live in a SM desert....

Are there pictures?

I live in a SM desert. There was another seller in KS with the exact Free cabinet I need, but he wants too much and I can't get or ship it. C'est la vie!

K
09-12-2018, 09:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,006
Posted By Treadle&Gears

The warehouse looks very familiar. I think the...

The warehouse looks very familiar. I think the original owner had some posts on a board somewhere about fixing up the space and sorting through the machines?

Darn my old age memory!

K
09-06-2018, 08:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 941
Posted By Treadle&Gears

Pictures will also help us diagnose the problem. ...

Pictures will also help us diagnose the problem.
Is the shuttle a New Home? Sometimes I have found the replacements like Boye don't work as perfectly as an original. I also have a couple loose...
08-28-2018, 08:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,709
Posted By Treadle&Gears

That machine is a real looker! And it has a...

That machine is a real looker! And it has a story. I like machines with lives. I only know them for 2 1/2 out of my herd.

I'm waiting for you to find an uninteresting machine!
K
08-03-2018, 04:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,624
Posted By Treadle&Gears

I bought my first treadle when I was in my early...

I bought my first treadle when I was in my early 20s for pretty close to those reasons! Plus I preferred mech to tech. I still have never owned a computerized sewing machine.
07-25-2018, 06:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 10,963
Posted By Treadle&Gears

Our local charity shop had one and sold it for...

Our local charity shop had one and sold it for $125 :shock:.

K
06-30-2018, 05:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,263
Posted By Treadle&Gears

You always find the most beautiful machines! ...

You always find the most beautiful machines! Estate sales here rarely have nice ones at all.
06-22-2018, 12:35 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,805
Posted By Treadle&Gears

That's the spirit! Now if I could just convince...

That's the spirit! Now if I could just convince my DH of that!

K
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