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Thread: My blue clone is a winner!

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    My blue clone is a winner!

    I mentioned the blue clone I finally got in this thread:
    { http://www.quiltingboard.com/vintage...l-t209861.html }.
    It's badged as a DRESSMAKER with PRECISION DELUXE on the top of the arm.


    When I got it the belt was petrified, it had no light, and the top tension thread check spring was broken.
    I borrowed a cogged belt from another machine, put a spare light on it and borrowed the face plate from the Edison to test it.
    It sewed very good.


    Today my Sew-Classic order came in with a new belt and the replacement check spring.
    I got that all put together and test sewed with it. Tension was perfect according to my wife who has the knack for feeling it, and it sews the largest stitches of any machine we have. It will do 5 stitches per inch. Love it!


    It also came with an owners manual ..... for a treadle machine.


    There is no mention in the entire manual of an electric motor. That's pretty neat.

    This little machine is a keeper.


    Now, what do I name him? This one just strikes me as a him, not her.

    Joe

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    He sounds like a work horse. Bruno or brutus maybe.
    Best of luck, hes an attractive fellow.
    Needs a real masculine name.

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    Looks like a Buddy Blue to me...my first thought was little boy blue, but nah, probably a big buddy blue.
    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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    "BLUTO" seems appropriate.

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    Many of the clones were made really well and had unique characteristics like yours. BTW...a very handsome machine.

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    What a cutie!

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    he's handsome! he's Babe....the blue ox ~ right?

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    ​Glad you are happy with your machine. I know how long you longed for a blue one.
    Sweet Caroline

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    What a handsome machine!

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    From the look of the base of the machine it could be treadled. See how the belt would fall past the base? Sweet looking machine. I like Bluto!

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    Yep, it can be put in a treadle. Been thinking of giving that a try.

    I'm gonna start a Whacky Bag with him today. But I've got to think of something to use those big stitches on.

    So far we like the name Babe the best. As in Babe Ruth, .... he sure hit a home run with me

    Joe

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    Really pretty machine! I'd name him "Taylor." (tailor)

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    Lucky you! I have been looking for a blue machine forever. So far, not luck. Enjoy him, whatever you name him!

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    He's a good looking fella! I vote for Babe!

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    My little blue 3/4 machine is probably my favorite vintage machine even if she sews teeny tiny stitches...wish I could get her to loosen up a bit like your fella! My first thought was Lil boy Blue, but Bubba blue is cute, or Bobby blue...

    Joann

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    I've been sewing on the blue machine. Making a Whacky bag. I've noticed the stitch length varies. The faster I go the smaller the stitches. So something is needing some attention somewhere. I'll use some more Tri-Flow before I work with it today.

    Also I noticed something that gives me a laugh. Every time I start to sew I see a little puff of smoke come out of the motor. I've seen this before, but usually it quits pretty quick. Probably just needs some lint and stuff cleaned out.

    Joe

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