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10-01-2022, 07:32 PM
Replies: 332
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Posted By Gray fox

Joe, I think it is really sweet, and it does sew...

Joe, I think it is really sweet, and it does sew very nicely. Olaf has dated it to 1912, based on the serial number of 994667. The firm made their millionth machine in 1913.

Dianne
09-10-2016, 02:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,891
Posted By Gray fox

This looks like a toy chainstitch machine called...

This looks like a toy chainstitch machine called American Girl. I have a red one with a sticker underneath stating it was made by the National Sewing Machine Company. According to Glenda Thomas in...
Forum: Pictures
06-01-2016, 12:25 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 13,710
Posted By Gray fox

What a wonderful design! Inspired! I find the...

What a wonderful design! Inspired! I find the larger flower border appealing, but maybe a solid border, not too wide, would be good; whatever you do, it will be stunning.
05-16-2016, 03:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,630
Posted By Gray fox

Remarkable - and so wonderful that the museum has...

Remarkable - and so wonderful that the museum has preserved this as a display.
Forum: Pictures
04-24-2016, 09:16 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,207
Posted By Gray fox

Stunning! The Milky Way pattern is appealing...

Stunning! The Milky Way pattern is appealing because its simplicity creates such a dramatic look. Tessellations are always fascinating. The purple/white is a great combination, and the borders are...
04-22-2016, 06:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,266
Posted By Gray fox

Lynnie, have fun with your FW tomorrow. Yes,...

Lynnie, have fun with your FW tomorrow. Yes, they are sweet little machines!
04-19-2016, 10:47 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 13,346
Posted By Gray fox

No regrets here, and I have more than 50...

No regrets here, and I have more than 50 machines. About 13 are antique toys, bought in a lot for a reasonable price; they needed work. Restored, they make a fun display. Another four are early...
03-09-2016, 11:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,949
Posted By Gray fox

Yes on the 15-91! I've had one here in a cabinet...

Yes on the 15-91! I've had one here in a cabinet for several years, but not used it. The plug wiring was frightful, and DH rewired it some time ago, fitting in a new light. But with my Elna SU Air...
03-01-2016, 11:11 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 23,765
Posted By Gray fox

Great improvement, and a much better idea than...

Great improvement, and a much better idea than totally refinishing. It wouldn't be logical to have the cabinet look brand new.

Dianne in Colorado
02-27-2016, 02:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,178
Posted By Gray fox

My Hexagon is a hand crank machine, X12306. The...

My Hexagon is a hand crank machine, X12306. The manual is dated 1919. The price in 2009 was 25 GBP........which means it was shipped from the UK. It takes normal low-shank feet and 15x1 needles,...
01-18-2016, 08:56 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 41,498
Posted By Gray fox

I have one in a cabinet that is one step above...

I have one in a cabinet that is one step above firewood -- barely! However, the machine is quite beautiful. It has a knee controller, which is very nice. The plug needed rewiring, but otherwise it...
12-08-2015, 07:51 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 23,765
Posted By Gray fox

Really, really grimy parts! They looked worse...

Really, really grimy parts! They looked worse than anything I've had, and some of those were pretty nasty!

Good luck as you continue on this adventure. You're doing a great job, being patient,...
12-06-2015, 04:39 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 24,048
Posted By Gray fox

Nice finish. You dealt with the color issue very...

Nice finish. You dealt with the color issue very well; the pieced blocks and on-point setting give the quilt interest and charm. The curving design in some of the block centers picks up the curves...
11-28-2015, 07:43 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 23,765
Posted By Gray fox

Looking great, Janey. I have a few Boye 8...

Looking great, Janey. I have a few Boye 8 needles, and you are welcome to try one if there aren't any available on eBay at the moment.

Dianne in Colorado
11-22-2015, 03:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,085
Posted By Gray fox

Your Anker is an amazing looking machine! ...

Your Anker is an amazing looking machine! Congratulations!
11-17-2015, 08:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 10,066
Posted By Gray fox

TR3 has proven to be able to clean layers and...

TR3 has proven to be able to clean layers and layers of grime off machines, and I haven't had it damage decals. On a truly nasty Singer 12 it uncovered decals which were totally invisible when...
11-07-2015, 04:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,344
Posted By Gray fox

Rodney, on your 301 try turning the wheel to put...

Rodney, on your 301 try turning the wheel to put the needle down into the fabric, then lowering the foot, and then sew. No need to hold the threads. This tip came from the 301 manual, and I've...
11-07-2015, 04:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,768
Posted By Gray fox

Janey, it is the hand crank type. Hand cranks on...

Janey, it is the hand crank type. Hand cranks on anything are cool and desirable! I remember cranking a machine that took kernels of field corn off the cob, for feeding the chickens, at my...
11-07-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,768
Posted By Gray fox

This sounds wonderful! I hope to be...

This sounds wonderful! I hope to be there......maybe with my pinker so the experts, Janey & John, can inspect it!

Dianne
11-03-2015, 08:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 10,641
Posted By Gray fox

Absolutely stunning. The craftsmanship involved...

Absolutely stunning. The craftsmanship involved in constructing one of these must have been incredibly time consuming, translating to very expensive! But, WOW....... Thank you, Steve, for...
10-24-2015, 03:14 PM
Replies: 332
Views: 91,322
Posted By Gray fox

It was great fun meeting fellow sewing machine...

It was great fun meeting fellow sewing machine fanatics, and hearing stories about their machines and adventures. The little G & H was carefully examined, and we enjoyed Ila's featherweight, as well...
10-23-2015, 06:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,113
Posted By Gray fox

Fascinating machine! The shuttle/bobbin are so...

Fascinating machine! The shuttle/bobbin are so wonderfully unique....the whole machine looks like they were very carefully attempting to not infringe on anyone else's patent.
10-23-2015, 01:24 PM
Replies: 332
Views: 91,322
Posted By Gray fox

Moving the spring under the tension disks - where...

Moving the spring under the tension disks - where it sits atop the thicker part of the pin - it now looks correct, with the thread lining up as in the drawings. Did I ever mention that I'm not...
10-23-2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,493
Posted By Gray fox

rryder, it sounds like your 221 crank doesn't...

rryder, it sounds like your 221 crank doesn't have the gears needed to move along quickly; it's likely you are getting one stitch for each revolution. No wonder you can't crank fast enough! But,...
10-23-2015, 08:53 AM
Replies: 332
Views: 91,322
Posted By Gray fox

My fingers messed up the heading......and it...

My fingers messed up the heading......and it doesn't seem to be editable. Sigh. It is, of course, Guhl and Harbeck.
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