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Favorite machine in your collection and what would complete it

Favorite machine in your collection and what would complete it

Old 08-02-2018, 08:23 AM
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Originally Posted by leonf View Post
What brand and model is it? But I bet you'll find another rustbucket to bring back to life
Ooo, my favorites are the rust buckets!

It's the cabinet I want. Singer 101 Electric cabinet, no, erm, heh (inside joke).
Type 40 DeLuxe Library 1921 to 1923. Finding a '20 is probably impossible.

That last photo...foreground machine, decals looks a lot like a National I had for a few minutes... Couldn't keep it though; too clean & pretty.

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Old 08-10-2018, 07:51 AM
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I canít pick just one. Lol. The Illinois was my first rehab project, a birthday present from mom and her best friend. My 1914 singer is the favorite to quilt on. The Vikings are my go to for making clothes. Fiddle base singer and pink atlas were quests to find. My white rotary was rescued from a dumpster. Just got a singer 112 w 116 rescued from a similar fate. Each one has its own story. I swore when I got grandmas singer a year ago I was done collecting and somehow I keep finding more that say ďtake me home and love meí . I would post some pics but Iím technologically stupid and canít figure out how lol
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Old 08-11-2018, 04:23 AM
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Just received the last machine on my wish list, a red Viking 6460. While it looks like it has never been used; it will go to the shop for a tuneup. Fortunately, I already own a white 6460, complete with power cord, cams, bobbins, and manual, this machine is hopefully my last acquisition. As you can see all my machines are vintage, my first was a Featherweight, then a 301A, followed my a 1970's New Home D-372 (have three of these). There is nothing else on my wish list and no more room for more machines.
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Old 08-11-2018, 05:26 AM
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Originally Posted by Aurora View Post
Just received the last machine on my wish list, a red Viking 6460.
Those are lovely machines. I'm sure you know to be cautious. Sometimes the 'lifetime lubrication' turns to shellac and the poor little thing will barely move (can be fixed) and be wary of cracks in the worm gear. I've had two perfect 6460's but it took me three to get there. Best foot pedal evah. Hands down my favorite. When I found I had an extra pedal I wired it up to my Necchi BU and the difference was amazing.
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Old 08-12-2018, 05:48 PM
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Can't choose one. My Elna62C from 1973 is my go to machine, but she can't quilt, so I'd have to add in one of the Singer 301s. The rest I like for various reasons, but these two are the necessary ones.
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Old 08-14-2018, 10:32 AM
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My Singer that my parents purchased for me in 1972 because it was obvious that I LOVED to sew! I don't use it anymore and I need to find the foot pedal but just looking at my machine takes me back to that day when we bought it. I remember taking some of the classes on how to use it. It was an "expensive" gift at the time. I love the memory of that day.
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Old 08-17-2018, 10:01 AM
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My current favorite would be the 221, it's so darn cute.
The machine I want is a 15-88. In the spring I found a treadle with a 127 in it, I don't think I'm ever going to really love that machine, I find that long bobbin hard to use. I want the reverse and ability to drop the feeds dogs on the 15s.
I have a 15-91 from a recent trade, I've replaced the handwheel and bought a reproduction bobbin winder and it seems to work okay using a hand crank, I haven't tried it in the treadle yet. I'd still love to have a true 88 though.
I thought I had found one this morning, it was so promising. The seller said it had been in a treadle and had a motor added. He only had one photo but after asking him questions about the motor position and the belt on the handwheel it certainly seemed to be a motorized 88. Nope, it had a potted motor. I was so disappointed. He tried to get me to buy it anyway and cut the price in half (already cheap!) but I passed.
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Old 08-17-2018, 10:16 AM
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I love my Singer 401A I got in 1958. It has traveled with me all over the U S, and two tours in the Far East. It still runs as good as new and has never let me down.
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Old 08-18-2018, 02:17 PM
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I didn't answer the second part of the question. What would complete my machine collection? A Juki 2010 for the larger space for FMQ.
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Old 08-18-2018, 05:07 PM
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Originally Posted by khogue View Post
I have a 15-91 from a recent trade, I've replaced the handwheel and bought a reproduction bobbin winder and it seems to work okay using a hand crank, I haven't tried it in the treadle yet.
Do be cautious. Many 15-91's cannot be converted to treadle.
Here's the thread to read:

Can a Singer 15-91 (1951 model year) be converted to a treadle?
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