Colorado get-together?

Old 12-02-2017, 08:33 PM
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The Nelco looks just like my 3/4 size Dressmaker. It's also been badged under several other names. Mine is different in that it takes cams.
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Old 12-03-2017, 02:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Cari-in-Oly View Post
The Nelco looks just like my 3/4 size Dressmaker. It's also been badged under several other names. Mine is different in that it takes cams.
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Thanks for posting here. I knew you had one, but I couldn't find it when I did a search. When I saw it again, I realized why I hadn't found it. I had been searching for Cutie, instead of Kutie


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Old 12-03-2017, 04:23 AM
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his sounds like a fun idea. Slim chance that I could go because I can't drive on I-25 anymore. But, I will write it down just in case. It would be so much fun to meet some of you.
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Just noticed the date on this thread. Missed the opportunity by years!
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Old 12-03-2017, 06:33 AM
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Just noticed the date on this thread. Missed the opportunity by years!
NO, you didn't miss it. They meet the first Saturday in the month. Janie posts the happenings and who met to the old thread every month after they meet.

I enjoy reading it.

Maybe you can find a way to get there and meet them that doesn't involve I-25. Try google maps and tell it to find you a way to get there that avoids highways. If you need some assistance, PM me and I'll help.

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I live in Topeka , Ks and made it a few months ago. Well, sort of. my calendar didn't match, but I got to meet Janey and John.
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Old 12-03-2017, 05:14 PM
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quilterpurpledog, I do understand about I-25. I'll send you a private message. Depending on where you live, maybe we can get you a ride share. Since you didn't mention I-70 I'm guessing you are in the front range.

bkay, thank you for your kind words about this thread. Usually, it is John that is really good about putting together notes about our get-togethers. He seems to be better at getting it worded. Sometimes I will add to it. Even though we have a signature he will duplicate it at the end of his post. I will put "Janey - Neat people never make the exciting discoveries I do" Since we both post, I figured that would be the best way to know who it actually was.

Leon, congratulations on the Vigorelli. Seems like there was something else I wanted to reply to, but can't think of it now. Oh, I ran across something that I mentioned at the meeting. I thought about you as I started browsing through it. http://www.survivorlibrary.com/libra...o_131_1881.pdf It is labeled 'The Sewing Machine Gazette and Journal of Domestic Appliances' I haven't gotten very far through it. Check out page 35 has a patent list compiled specifically for the Gazette. I couldn't see exactly where it is published, but it appears to be from England. It looks like they changed the name to 'The Journal of Domestic Appliances and Sewing Machine Gazette.' Another thing is that the first 5 or so pages are blank.

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Old 01-07-2018, 07:56 AM
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What a great way to start a new year talking about old machines.

As mentioned before, we are trying to get together on the first Saturday of the month.

Our "get-togethers" are very informal -- Just get together and talk with others that have an interest in the old machines.

If this would interest you, please feel to PM us and we will put you on the email list. We generally send out an email out during the week before to see how many will be able to make it.

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We met yesterday at ten o'clock at Perkins in Denver. Dorothy was there, along with Diane, Courtney, Cheryl & Chris, Janey and John.

Chris brought a two drawer stack which he made from scratch, except for the locking hardware (used hardware from trashed cabinet). Beautifully made with black walnut drawer fronts, decorated with router grooves, two across and two up and down each face. The drawer bodies were made from poplar. I wish we had pictures. With food ordering and other activities we somehow missed taking pictures. Maybe Chris or Cheryl can take and post some pictures.(hint, hint)

Diane brought an antique sad iron, with a wooden removable handle. It was probably made sometime in the late eighteen hundreds, but just guessing.

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For Christmas, Courtney got a small bag with pictures of Wilcox & Gibbs machines on the sides. He brought it to show, as well as to carry a few rubber balls, which are used to stop treadle wheel rotation in the wrong direction. Cheryl wanted some for her treadle.

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Weather was good for travel and for our meeting, being clear and in the fifties. Not bad for a Colorado January. More next month.

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Dianne sent me a picture of the twin needle stitches for her Nelco (that she brought last month). I think it would be kind of neat decoration for Christmas ornaments or maybe some "heirloom" type pieces.

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Cheryl did send a picture of the drawers and reminded me that it was for the 1885 Improved Family machine.
Chris really is doing an excellent job. I'm so glad he brought them to show us.

Hopefully, the picture of the drawers is between the signature(s) as it doesn't seem to insert - only attach. (It looks like it did)

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