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Eldredge Two Spool for sale in north DFW!

Old 03-03-2015, 10:34 AM
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Default Eldredge Two Spool for sale in north DFW!

http://dallas.craigslist.org/ndf/atq/4915245591.html

It doesn't say if the can is there or not.
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Old 03-03-2015, 11:14 AM
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I'd pay the price if the case of Bud came with it .

Seriously though, I was wondering if they made them with electric motors. Until this one all I'd seen were treadles.
Were I closer I'd check that puppy out.

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Old 03-05-2015, 06:45 AM
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I'd pay the price if the case of Bud came with it .

Seriously though, I was wondering if they made them with electric motors. Until this one all I'd seen were treadles.
Were I closer I'd check that puppy out. Joe
Mine has an electric motor. It is mounted into a case, and you can tell it was not made well to accommodate that machine. That is the price I paid for it in December. It has a really strange foot pedal.
I love sewing with it. Made a whole quilt with it last month.
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maviskw,

That was my thought too, making a quilt. It sure reduces the bobbin changes doesn't it?

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It sure reduces the bobbin changes doesn't it? joe
Well, maybe yes and maybe no. It only holds a small spool, that's 125 yards. I don't really know how much you can get on most bobbins, but I had to fill that spool several times during making that quilt.
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I have always wondered why these didn't become more popular and well used. Hubby is always
telling me that there should be a mchine that takes a spool of thread underneath so bobbin and thread would run out at the same time. Never seen one in person in exceptioal condition.
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Originally Posted by Mornigstar View Post
I have always wondered why these didn't become more popular and well used. Hubby is always
telling me that there should be a mchine that takes a spool of thread underneath so bobbin and thread would run out at the same time. Never seen one in person in exceptioal condition.

So, the issue with these is that the machine when making the loop has to go around the bobbin.

Since a two spool has a BIG bobbin, it need a big loop. this limits the speed that the machine can operate at.

Hard to market.

BTW - My 1863 Grover and Baker (The machine that is my Avatar picture here) uses a spool of thread above and below.
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Old 03-05-2015, 07:27 PM
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There is a video on YouTube (FiddleyBits.com) that shows this machine flat moving! The lady demonstrating the machine said that she didn't find the machine to be at all slow! Since I still don't have mine back in its cabinet, I cannot personally vouch for that! The video is interesting though! I wouldn't buy the machine unless it has its cannister. The cannisters are very expensive and are not very common!

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Originally Posted by Jeanette Frantz View Post
There is a video on YouTube (FiddleyBits.com) that shows this machine flat moving! The lady demonstrating the machine said that she didn't find the machine to be at all slow! Since I still don't have mine back in its cabinet, I cannot personally vouch for that! The video is interesting though! I wouldn't buy the machine unless it has its cannister. The cannisters are very expensive and are not very common!

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This is the link you were trying find. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GeO-BG6xoOU
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Yes, now this lady really makes this machine move! She even demonstrate free motion quilting, with an attachment she made from a paper clip! It's really remarkable! I can't speak to the speed of the machine, but she sure makes it move!

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