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Thread: How many sewing machines is to many?

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    Well, I have a threadle, 2 FW's, a Singer 503 Stant O Matic, an old Viking, Singer, Kenmore (the one I always use) and a serger (not all working). Now, I know that's not many compared to some, BUT....I think we might all need re-hab. LOL

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    is there a sewing machine AA group ?? in reading the head count, I count what I have here shake my head, I'm not so sure I should be doing this,, when ask ... why ... I ask why do you have 4 cars. you can only one at a time..

    I'm at a breaking point, Now the machines I buy are getting BIGGER !!

    now when we die , how many of the in laws will be fighting over your sewing machines,,
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    I had to count mine the other day. Seems to be a funny thing with my friends - "how many sewing machines do you have now?" they are always asking. I lost track for a while so I've been saying "oh, about 20 of them." I actually only have 18 though. Guess I better hurry up and get 2 more so my count is right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jennb View Post
    I guess I'd say my limit is when hubby finally says OK you have enough but he hasn't said it yet so...I now have:
    SINGER 301
    Singer 500a
    Singer 99k
    Singer 221k (white featherweight )
    70s dressmaker
    70s white
    50s lenco
    1986 singer
    1992 bernina 1260
    baby lock quilters choice pro
    Juki hzl-27z
    1917 davis nvf treadle
    1873 domestic treadle
    Viking designer ruby embroidery
    Brother 920d serger
    i forgot to add my admiral feom 1940s occupied japan. Its a 15 clone and i won an auction for a 1927 whilson rotary machine. I think i got them all now...and im hoisesitting a singer treadle i picked up for a friend...

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    More is better, More is better, More is better, More is better LOL, just keep repeating
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    Quote Originally Posted by ppquilter View Post
    More is better, More is better, More is better, More is better LOL, just keep repeating
    Right!

    Now, I better get off here and use at least one of my machines.

    Linda

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    Um. I just bought another featherweight. That makes 2 ill have. One white one black. I think its going to go right up for adoption though. Only bought because i know i can flip it for some $$

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    Sewmor 770

    PP Quilter -- do you have a manual for your Sewmor 770?





    Quote Originally Posted by ppquilter View Post
    My full sized and 3/4 sewingmachines……………………
    Necchi BU (made in Italy) #U132395……………$10
    Necchi Lelia 510 (made in Italy) #510 0128475..........$7.50
    Elna Supermatic (made in Switzerland) # …………$20
    Bernina 614 (made in Portugal) #6AA1612 ….….$20
    Pfaff 130 (made in Germany) #4 599 038…………..$25
    Adler (made in Western Germany) #5 6 2 32………..$10
    Modern Deluxe #SA33942(portable)…………$5
    Western Electric (portable)…………$7.50
    Spartan #EN835664 (portable)……….$5
    Diplomat Deluxe (made in Japan) #SK103606 (portable)……….$5
    NEW lightrunning HOME (portable) model 103, #JA-47 37944…....$5
    Sewmor 770 (made in Japan) #YZ 77 3292……..$20
    American Beauty (made in Japan) (portable) #JA18 Z192412 ……….free
    Minnesota Model B (treadle)…………………free
    New Elgin #AAE 61716 …………$20

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    Sorry, no manual for the Sewmor 770, I wish!. The wiring is bad so its just a real purdy dust/quilt holder in my sewing room. . Just looking at my list above, i also have 3 featherweights and many singers not on that list..........
    Born to Quilt, Forced to work.

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    With my most recent acquisition I currently own about 120...though about 20 or so of them will be sold in the near future. I don't need 6 301s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jennb View Post
    i forgot to add my admiral feom 1940s occupied japan. Its a 15 clone and i won an auction for a 1927 whilson rotary machine. I think i got them all now...and im hoisesitting a singer treadle i picked up for a friend...
    wow typo much? :P
    I've added about 60 machines since then...

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    Jennb...you are my hero.

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    lol I'm just lucky I have a second house on my property to store all of these

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    hey jennb- got any advice? I have somehow ended up with 7 red eye 66's. 3 are treadle only, 2 crank, 2 motor. In addition to my 20 others.
    Cil



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    (proud caretaker of a magenta 221, purple 222, assorted 66's, a 301, a pink Atlas and Monarch, and Granny's 201-2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by makitmama View Post
    hey jennb- got any advice? I have somehow ended up with 7 red eye 66's. 3 are treadle only, 2 crank, 2 motor. In addition to my 20 others.
    haha would you believe out of all these machines I have, I don't have a red eye OR a sphinx?!

    What I do have, is about 7 301 machines, among lots of other random stuff. I'm going to see if I can sell them on Craigslist or Ebay...or barter them for other stuff.I have my eye on a commercial embroidery machine and I'm hoping I can sell enough to pay for most of that.

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    Okay, I am going to play also. My sister asked me how many I have, hmmm, that would be 11?

    1 Husqvarna Viking Emma (first machine, not computerized)
    1 Husqvarna Viking Designer SE
    3 Singer Featherweights (1950, 1953 and 1964)
    1 Singer 301A Long Bed
    1 Singer 15-90 (my grandmother's)
    1 Good Housekeeper recent purchased at a Share House for $25
    1 Husqvarna Serger
    1 APQS Millennium Long Arm
    1 Newly acquired Singer 66 Treadle Head (won on eBay Sunday night, YAY ME!!!!) Of course, I still need a cabinet for it.

    Not sure how many more I will buy. I would kind of like one of those pretty Blue Morse sewing machines to add to my collection and maybe a Pink Atlas too. Oh and a candy apple red repainted Singer FW would be nice also. LOL

    Gail

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    I will play to.

    New Home (ca1890) treadle
    Singer 28 HC
    singer 128
    Singer VS2(1898) treadle
    Burdick (Sears 1910)
    Jones Family CS HC
    Nelson #45
    Brunswick Monkey Wards treadle
    Franklin
    White FR treadle
    White Peerless HC
    Davis Pathfinder 1890 treadle
    New Companion by Davis treadle parlor cabinet
    Standard treadle
    Wheeler and Wilson #8 treadle
    Wilcox and Gibbs
    Domestic 1890?? treadle
    Singer 66-1(Lotus 1808 and Redeye 1916 and 1915) treadles
    Singer 66-1 Redeye HC
    New Home 1968
    Monkey Wards Eldridge 1945
    Singer 12 1875 treadle puzzle box cabinet machine with MOB
    and about 6 others in the closet needing cleaning.
    I may have missed some but my wife said this is enough. LOL and I can't forget the Singer 15. I forgot that I treadle a 319 also.

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    Last edited by Glenn; 02-27-2013 at 02:32 PM. Reason: added 319
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    I don't want to know how many - I just want to know where to put the next one
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.

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    I forgot to add my Two-spool
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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    I don't want to know how many - I just want to know where to put the next one
    We need a "like" option for posts!

    I really should inventory mine if nothing else for insurance purposes.maybe thats what i will.do.today.

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    19th Century
    Elias Howe Model A - 1870
    Elias Howe Model A treadle - 1872
    Elias Howe Model B - 1879
    Singer Model 12 treadle - 1879
    Wheeler & Wilson 12W treadle - 1889
    Wheeler & Wilson #8 treadle - 1876
    Wheeler & Wilson #8 - 1874
    White Model A VS1 - 1876


    20th Century
    Frister & Rossmann handcrank TS - 1903
    Frister & Rossmann handcrank VS - 1928
    GE Sewhandy - ??
    Jones Medium - ??
    Necci BC - 194?
    New Ideal VS - ??
    Sew-Mor 202 - 195?
    Singer 28 Handcrank - 1906
    Singer 128 handcrank - 1914
    Singer 201-2 - 1960
    Singer 241-12 table electric- 1948
    Singer 29-4 Patcher - 1908
    Viking 1030 ZZ - 1972
    Viking 1040 ZZ - 1968
    Willcox & Gibbs Automatic - 1900
    Willcox & Gibbs Treadle - 1919 (for now, but going away)
    White 77 gorilla w/desk - 19??
    White Family Rotary - 1914

    Toy Machines:
    Singer Model 20 Handcrank - 1925ish
    Hamilton Ross electric - ??

    Parts machines:
    Singer 12 TS
    Gritzner TS
    Elias Howe Model A - 1876
    Wheeler & Wilson #9 - ??

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    I don't there is such a thing as too many lol!!
    Never met a scrap of fabric or vintage sewing machine I didn't like!
    Many a lost and lonely vintage machine has found a home with me, 26 and------ uh oh lost count, who is counting anyway!

    Susan

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    Little brother and husband laughed at me for grumbling that someone here has 120 machines, I only have 16. No fair, one of them is a modern serger and 2 are from the 1970s. I get no respect!
    Life is made up of bits and pieces. You won't know how it'll turn out till its done.

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    Charlee,
    So glad to see you back. We were worried and missed you a lot.

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    Guilty. I have two still in their bentwood cases that I haven't opened yet. One is a 66 Redeye, very old and another is what I think is a 99 from my Aunt. Lack of space is my main problem. When it gets warmer, I will take them out on the deck and beautify them. Can't wait. It is snowing today, and in middle Tennessee too. Some cherry trees are blooming and the daffodils are blooming. The maple trees are heavily budded. What happened to Spring?

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