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    .....a poor, abused and unloved machine yesterday. The sad thing is I cannot even speak its language! It is a Haid & Neu treadle in a cabinet/table. I paid $15 to rescue it.

    The manual is, of course, all in German. I cannot tell how old it is, I am thinking maybe the 50's?

    It has the bobbin case and even the leather belt and wheel. I am hoping we can get her fixed up and usable again.

    She belonged to someone's "ex" M-I-L and was brought over in 1966 when she died. She had been stored none to carefully or gently in a garage (or perhaps an outside shed).

    The cabinet/table is oak and seems to be original to the machine. It, too, needs some TLC.

    Anyone familiar with this brand, Haid & Neu? (I did read it was taken over by Singer in 1958) Any advice on refurbishing it?

    These photos were taken at the time of rescue!

    Thanks,

    Patches
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    I'm glad you rescued her! Sorry, though, I never heard of that one.

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    hope you can restore it

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    Congratulations on your rescue. Looks like an easy clean up and you will have a great machine. I don't know anything about it but looks like one of the earlier Singer models.

    Billy will drop this into the Vintage Sewing Machine shop on this board. He has also written great tutorials to clean the machines.

    Glenn has written a tut on refinishing the cabinets so you can find the info there.

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    could be the German Singer!!! Congrats -- what a price!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by quilt addict
    Congratulations on your rescue. Looks like an easy clean up and you will have a great machine. I don't know anything about it but looks like one of the earlier Singer models.

    Billy will drop this into the Vintage Sewing Machine shop on this board. He has also written great tutorials to clean the machines.

    Glenn has written a tut on refinishing the cabinets so you can find the info there.
    My husband said it looked like a Singer when he checked it out.

    Any ideas on how figure out the age, etc...?

    Where do I find the tutorials?

    Thanks so much,

    Deb

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    Thankfully you rescued her.....I hope you can get her cleaned up and running!

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    Looks nice.

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    I wish I could find something like that around here! Around here the same families are still using them! Lol

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    Hope you can find out something about it.

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    Your machine looks a great deal like the Singer I learned to sew on which I think was purchased sometime in the 1940s
    It was a great machine. Wish I still had it, but I wasn't smart enough to salvage it from the remains of our house that burned.

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    i wonder if you could type the instructions in the computer then use the translator, i am not too bright about stuff, but it might be fun to try, it is a beaut

    jan

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    Nice find.

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    Quote Originally Posted by janallyn
    i wonder if you could type the instructions in the computer then use the translator, i am not too bright about stuff, but it might be fun to try, it is a beaut

    jan
    What a great idea! One I will certainly use!

    If that proves to be of little help I will probably have to find someone who speaks and reads German to help me.

    Fortunately, the German Air Force has a small base here at Holloman. My husband teaches out there and often has German students.....(hmmmm, now the old cogs are turnin'!)

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    Glad she found a new home. Once you get her up and running you'll be sewing quilts with a German accent. :)

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    Great find!! One to save.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltsRfun
    Glad she found a new home. Once you get her up and running you'll be sewing quilts with a German accent. :)
    That or every time I sit down to sew on her I'll start craving a good beer..... ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by mom-6
    Your machine looks a great deal like the Singer I learned to sew on which I think was purchased sometime in the 1940s
    It was a great machine. Wish I still had it, but I wasn't smart enough to salvage it from the remains of our house that burned.
    The fellow who had her said he thought she was from the mid-40's but wasn't sure.

    So sorry your house burned, what a terrible thing to go through!

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    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-45983-1.htm
    this was on the vintage sewing machine shop
    there is a lot of info on the vintage sewing machine shop as well
    It looks like cleaned up it will be a very nice machine

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    Deb, what an amazing find!!! Keep us posted! :D

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    I have found that when I don't have a manual for something, I can do a "Bing" search, (my favorite search engine), and type the name of the product in with the keyword "manual". In your case you may need to add the keyword "english". I have always gotten results that way. This is a very old product, so may or may not get the results. By the way, the machine is a real beauty.

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    I can't help you with your question, but wanted to say that it's a beautiful machine and cabinet once you get it cleaned up. Contact Billy on the vintage topic. Glad you rescued it and what a great price.

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    I don't have time to read all of the posts on this topic right now, but I do want to say that it looks like an excellent machine to do quilting. Lots of space to push that quilt through.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patchesnposies
    .....a poor, abused and unloved machine yesterday. The sad thing is I cannot even speak its language! It is a Haid & Neu treadle in a cabinet/table. I paid $15 to rescue it.

    The manual is, of course, all in German. I cannot tell how old it is, I am thinking maybe the 50's?

    It has the bobbin case and even the leather belt and wheel. I am hoping we can get her fixed up and usable again.

    She belonged to someone's "ex" M-I-L and was brought over in 1966 when she died. She had been stored none to carefully or gently in a garage (or perhaps an outside shed).

    The cabinet/table is oak and seems to be original to the machine. It, too, needs some TLC.

    Anyone familiar with this brand, Haid & Neu? (I did read it was taken over by Singer in 1958) Any advice on refurbishing it?

    These photos were taken at the time of rescue!

    Thanks,

    Patches
    oh my...you lucky girl...my mom is German if you need to scan in the pages and have her translate for you...

    wow...lucky....

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    Hope you get her up and running soon.

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