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Thread: I'm kind of in love with this machine

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    Junior Member Kittywolf13's Avatar
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    I'm kind of in love with this machine

    it's just so pretty:

    http://tampa.craigslist.org/hdo/clt/3354831856.html

    The sad thing is i'm going to the FL TOGA this weekend, and i guess judging by a map i'll be driving by this county on the way. But i doubt i will be able to fit it in my rental...nor am i sure if id have any place for it at home. Can anyone who has this cabinet give me the dimensions? I assume my W&G treadle is smaller. (besides i thought i wanted a singer) but i love how everything matches and is so perfect pretty. wonder if it really runs as well as they say it does. I wonder how they got the belt to be blue and match. *sighs* My intention was not to be enabled but i wanted to share it.
    Proud owner of: Eleanor, a 1896 Willcox & Gibbs Chain Stitch Treadle; Tucci, a 1952 Singer Featherweight; my mothers Singer Touch & Sew 758; Brother XR 6060
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    It's pretty, and so refreshing to see a Craig's list add where the person knows what their talking about with regard to machine capabilities.
    May your stitches always be straight, your seams always lie flat, and your grain never be biased against you.

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    it does however fit my criteria of wanting a "pretty" machine. as much as i love TLC machines i want something that will look pretty out in the open too! :P
    Proud owner of: Eleanor, a 1896 Willcox & Gibbs Chain Stitch Treadle; Tucci, a 1952 Singer Featherweight; my mothers Singer Touch & Sew 758; Brother XR 6060
    1910 Singer 66; Singer 99K Shadow, 1929 Singer 128 (currently w/hand crank)

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    I don't think that's a standard cabinet, though the size looks good. If it's the same as the normal ones in size it should be about 36" long. Pretty machine and I love the blue belt to go with it! I wonder if they used leather dye for that?

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    i mean ive never taken a treadle apart before. I'm guilty of taking my W&G home all in one piece!! O__O but i drive an SUV and it wasnt a long trip... but i rented an economy car... SOOOO... i dont know how id get this to fit. granted i dont need a lot of luggage room (the only thing id be bringing other then a change of clothes or two, is my necchi to sell and maybe my featherweight). :/ i assume the legs can fit in the back seat, along with the table top... BUT those drawers.i don think those would fit... and id hate to buy just the machine... and then have to go hunting for a table to fit it?? :| hmmm...
    Proud owner of: Eleanor, a 1896 Willcox & Gibbs Chain Stitch Treadle; Tucci, a 1952 Singer Featherweight; my mothers Singer Touch & Sew 758; Brother XR 6060
    1910 Singer 66; Singer 99K Shadow, 1929 Singer 128 (currently w/hand crank)

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    Wow! What a lovely machine and a wonderful price. If that were anywhere near me, I'd rent a trailer if necessary to go get it. Wow!

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    i sent them an email, turns out their going to the TOGA that i am attending... only they are only going on fri and me on saturday! but said there is someone interested in the table and that if hes not interested in the machine i might be able to snag it. (that solves the fitting the treadle in the car problem) but leaves me with two problems... tracking down a table/legs... and how would i pick it up if we are going to be in different areas! oh noes. i shouldnt email people about things im interested in. i'll get suckered into it for sure. XD
    Proud owner of: Eleanor, a 1896 Willcox & Gibbs Chain Stitch Treadle; Tucci, a 1952 Singer Featherweight; my mothers Singer Touch & Sew 758; Brother XR 6060
    1910 Singer 66; Singer 99K Shadow, 1929 Singer 128 (currently w/hand crank)

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    I would definitely go get it! It's a cutie pie for sure!!!

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    FWIW, the drawers separate from the table top by usually just a few screws. It would be easy to put in an economy car. The irons can be unbolted, and the whole thing will lay flat, with just the drawer banks taking up a little more space.

    I carry machines home in a Mustang. I've become very creative.

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    Now that's a neat machine...and only about 20 miles from my parent's home in Dade City--so very close to me when I'm there! Wow. Neat.

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    Archaic, I thought that would be the case but wasn't certain if ALL treadle tops were like that. I know my W&G has the screws even though I was bad and didn't take that apart. Well if you can fit a machine into a mustang then I can fit it anywhere. Hahaha! I'll make it happen! Haha. Actually after today the table might not be available. So we'll see. It's easier to make room for a treadle with out the treadle but thn I can't use her. what a dilemma.

    Mimi, yes I'm leaning towards a yes.

    Oh an if anyone is curious the belt is apperantly neoprene.
    Proud owner of: Eleanor, a 1896 Willcox & Gibbs Chain Stitch Treadle; Tucci, a 1952 Singer Featherweight; my mothers Singer Touch & Sew 758; Brother XR 6060
    1910 Singer 66; Singer 99K Shadow, 1929 Singer 128 (currently w/hand crank)

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    I would fall in love with it also. That machine is so well color coordinated. The blue treadle belt is VERY interesting to me.
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    I will let everyone know if it comes home on the weekend!

    So here's a question, since this is a treadle and has the potential of not having a table (because the seller said she has some one coming out to see it) is it possiable to put a motor on it in the mean time? I know that's Kim of taboo around the treadlers but I'd like to use it if it comes home. it would obviously need a different belt, but would that even be possiable? I know there are folks who do this backwards (convert from motor to treadle or handcrank) so I'm curious. It would eventually become a treadle again once I found the perfect table I think. So it would be temporary and I imagine a spare motor is always a useful thing to have.
    Proud owner of: Eleanor, a 1896 Willcox & Gibbs Chain Stitch Treadle; Tucci, a 1952 Singer Featherweight; my mothers Singer Touch & Sew 758; Brother XR 6060
    1910 Singer 66; Singer 99K Shadow, 1929 Singer 128 (currently w/hand crank)

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    Kittywolf - it probably would work fine. OTOH, so would converting it to a hand crank and the hand crank attachments are easy to come by, not terribly expensive and fit many machines. Oh, and they'd make the machine (or other similar machines) more useful the next time a hurricane targets you instead of the upper coast

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kittywolf13 View Post
    I will let everyone know if it comes home on the weekend!

    So here's a question, since this is a treadle and has the potential of not having a table (because the seller said she has some one coming out to see it) is it possiable to put a motor on it in the mean time? I know that's Kim of taboo around the treadlers but I'd like to use it if it comes home. it would obviously need a different belt, but would that even be possiable? I know there are folks who do this backwards (convert from motor to treadle or handcrank) so I'm curious. It would eventually become a treadle again once I found the perfect table I think. So it would be temporary and I imagine a spare motor is always a useful thing to have.
    Kittywolf,

    The answer is yes, you can motorize it easily. Sew-Classic has all the parts you need. Belts too. The machine is just a standard HA-1 clone, nothing special about it other than it's a purty blue color.

    But, in this case, if it doesn't come in the treadle base I'd skip it. Buying it as a whole will be much easier than piecing it together.
    And probably less expensive.

    Joe

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    Pink, I don't know how well I'd handle a HC but I guess with everything it's worth a shot an some practice. Something to consider.

    Joe, you really think so? Hmmm I'll see what she tells me. She did sell the treadle base so it might be or the best to avoid it but I shall see what she says. Who knows maybe I'll luck out and win a machine at the raffle. Who knows. I'll keep my options open.
    Proud owner of: Eleanor, a 1896 Willcox & Gibbs Chain Stitch Treadle; Tucci, a 1952 Singer Featherweight; my mothers Singer Touch & Sew 758; Brother XR 6060
    1910 Singer 66; Singer 99K Shadow, 1929 Singer 128 (currently w/hand crank)

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    Thats because she sold the table today. And it looks like it isn't coming home with me on Saturday either. It's just too much trouble to piece it together after the fact. So I'll cross my fingers that they'll be another machine waiting for me on Saturday. maybe a lucky raffle win.
    Proud owner of: Eleanor, a 1896 Willcox & Gibbs Chain Stitch Treadle; Tucci, a 1952 Singer Featherweight; my mothers Singer Touch & Sew 758; Brother XR 6060
    1910 Singer 66; Singer 99K Shadow, 1929 Singer 128 (currently w/hand crank)

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    Just said post removed. Someone got lucky.

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    Yup sad but true. She still has the machine but not the table/treadle
    Proud owner of: Eleanor, a 1896 Willcox & Gibbs Chain Stitch Treadle; Tucci, a 1952 Singer Featherweight; my mothers Singer Touch & Sew 758; Brother XR 6060
    1910 Singer 66; Singer 99K Shadow, 1929 Singer 128 (currently w/hand crank)

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