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Thread: Found the Lotus for my Bird's Eye Maple Cabinet

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    Found the Lotus for my Bird's Eye Maple Cabinet

    Here is the original post about what I should put in my new to me bird's eye maple cabinet.
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/vintage-antique-machine-enthusiasts-f22/birds-eye-maple-singer-treadle-cabinet-t208731.html
    I took your suggestions to heart and looked for a Lotus. I found her on eBay last week for a buy it now price of $129.99. Waited 2 days before I took the plunge and bought it. So here she it. Not installed in the cabinet yet, just sitting there.

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    Thanks for all of your suggestions. She's perfect for the cabinet.
    DollyO

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    That's lovely. Happy seeing.

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    ​Yes, she is perfect for the cabinet. Looks like a "love match" to me.
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    Dollyo,

    Very nice machine, and cabinet. It would bennifit greatly from Skips Japan paint / shellac touch up too.

    Question, do you know the the date of manufacture is? I only ask because I don't see a motor boss on the pillar and only the very earliest ones did not have that. I have a 1913 vintage 66-1 Red Eye that does have the motor boss.

    Joe

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    Quote Originally Posted by J Miller View Post
    Dollyo,

    Very nice machine, and cabinet. It would bennifit greatly from Skips Japan paint / shellac touch up too.

    Question, do you know the the date of manufacture is? I only ask because I don't see a motor boss on the pillar and only the very earliest ones did not have that. I have a 1913 vintage 66-1 Red Eye that does have the motor boss.

    Joe
    April 4, 1905. Thanks for the suggestion of the Skips Japan paint/shellac touch up. Where would I purchase that? It's also a back clamp.

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    Beautiful match up. Those Lotus decals are lovely, and hard to find in good condition. Congratulations.

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    Dollyo,

    Go here for Skips tutorial on touching up the machine finish.
    { http://www.quiltingboard.com/vintage...s-t186522.html }


    Have you decided what to sew with it yet?

    Joe

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    Quote Originally Posted by J Miller View Post
    Dollyo,

    Go here for Skips tutorial on touching up the machine finish.
    { http://www.quiltingboard.com/vintage...s-t186522.html }


    Have you decided what to sew with it yet?

    Joe
    I want to piece some more quilts, but, regrettably, I have to paint one of the rental houses. I hate when life gets in the way of what I WANT to do. Then I want to go thru all of my vintage machines and clean and oil them. Then I get to sew. I probably will sew in between cleaning. I don't think that I can wait that long. I've cleaned and waxed all of the cabinets and the featherweight table that I have. I've been a little afraid to tackle the machines. DH usually does that kind of thing, but I need to learn.
    Dolly

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    Beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Absolutely beautiful!

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    Yep, absolutely beautiful! They look wonderful together.

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    The cabinet is gorgeous. I'd love to find one.
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    Beautiful. My husband had a cabinet similar to that before I met him (I don't know if it had a machine or not) - he gave it away - breaks my heart.

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    what an awesome machine and cabinet.

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    Looks wonderful, both beautiful! Enjoy.
    with a passion for quilting and vintage machines..Singers: 99, 4 featherweights, Redeye 66, Lotus 66, Phoenix 27, 15-91, 301A
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    Great pairing....hope you get some time for some sewing.

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    I have the identical machine in a cabinet...love it...my decals were in pretty good shape after I scrubbed off a 100 years of oil furnace crud...love the cabinet
    Retired and living in NE Michigan

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    Beautiful.....I love it....

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    What a beauty, what a buy, what a combination of perfection. Lucky you!
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    That's a beautiful cabinet.

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    Hi neighbor, nice machine and cabnet...............calla

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