Mint 201-2 at thrift store!

Old 05-15-2017, 10:18 AM
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I would love a picture too!....Never get tired of looking at sewing machines
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Old 05-15-2017, 10:20 AM
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I'm jealous, can hardly wait to see a picture. I would love to find one so pretty and ready to sew.
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Old 05-15-2017, 03:37 PM
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A well oiled 201 treadle is nearly silent, only hear the swish of the treadle belt. Here's a photo of my 1936 201k-4, was an original hand crank made in Kilbowie,Scotland.
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Old 05-15-2017, 08:07 PM
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The 201-2 is a great machine to quilt on! I got the one I have for free, but it was missing the foot control and a slide plate. The electrical -- my son re-wired the electrical -- you could hear the wiring crumble when it was flexed -- so my son re-wired it -- Of course, he worked 14 years as a SM Mechanic, so he knew what he was doing. My machine -- whoever had it before me had removed the tensioner to clean and put the tensioner back in backwards, so it was brought to a Sewing Machine Shop that wouldn't work on the vintage machines. So, we replaced the foot control, the slide plate and my son rewired the motor, and it's my go-to machine for quilting. The decals on my machine are in almost-perfect condition. And, the 201 has the largest harp space of any machine I have.

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Old 05-16-2017, 06:36 AM
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what a beautiful machine! I would love to sew on a treadle. There's nothing like a well oiled machine.
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don't know how to add a photo - too busy sewing to learn how!
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Old 05-16-2017, 07:59 PM
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You are going to love her. I have one and paid a bit more for mine without a sewing cabinet. I still love her. I then purchased the cabinet and unbe known to me it has a 306 in it. I can not wait to see how it is going to sew. I have to do some cleaning on it. I did get to try it out and it is just as nice as the 201-2.

Have fun with your new old machine.
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