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Thread: No Longer a Virgin

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    Senior Member COYOTEMAGIC's Avatar
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    No Longer a Virgin

    I will be getting my first antique machine. I've not seen one like this before. I'll be picking it up tomorrow.

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    Awesome!!! Be prepared for it to be heavy. Do you know how to get the machine out of the cabinet? The reason that I ask is because the first antique machine that I bought was almost the same as the one you are getting (mine was a model 66 in a parlor cabinet). Luckily I had my brother with me and he knew to ask the lady for a screwdriver so that he could loosen the machine enough to take it out of the cabinet. I didn't know about that and neither did the lady that was selling it!
    ~~Cathy~~

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    Congratulations!!!
    When it seems like the world is falling to pieces remember that the pieces are falling into place. We are nearing closer to the End Times.

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    I didn't know what kind of confession was fixin' to come out when I saw the title to this thread...! Congratulations but I need to warn you that this habit is more addicting than...well....then....
    If you feel like you're special...it's 'cause you are!
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    Wow it looks like you scored!
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    Oooooo saweeeet! Looks like a Singer 127 with Sphinx decals in a parlor cabinet. My my it makes my old heart go pitter pat.

    And as Cathy said, make sure to pull the machine out of the cabinet and handle the cabinet carefully. Some of them tend to fall apart due to age and the glue coming unstuck. Especially if there was moisture around.

    Joe

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    Congratulations and welcome to the addict's club!

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    Quote Originally Posted by J Miller View Post
    Oooooo saweeeet! Looks like a Singer 127 with Sphinx decals in a parlor cabinet. My my it makes my old heart go pitter pat.

    And as Cathy said, make sure to pull the machine out of the cabinet and handle the cabinet carefully. Some of them tend to fall apart due to age and the glue coming unstuck. Especially if there was moisture around.

    Joe
    Joe, my eyes must be shot. It looks on my monitor like there's a tensioner on the left side... no?

    Gorgeous cabinet though!

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    I'm seeing a tensioner to the left too, and a slideplate for round bobbins.... unless it is age doing my eyes in.
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    I'm a Queen.... at least my pantyhose say I am!


    (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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    Lucky you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArchaicArcane View Post
    Joe, my eyes must be shot. It looks on my monitor like there's a tensioner on the left side... no?

    Gorgeous cabinet though!
    Quote Originally Posted by makitmama
    I'm seeing a tensioner to the left too, and a slideplate for round bobbins.... unless it is age doing my eyes in.
    Nope, both your eyes are OK, mine are shot. You're right it's a Mdl 15. Look just above the needle bar and there's a spot from the wall behind the machine that looks like the tension on a 127 or a 66. I need a bigger monitor cos that light colored spot looked like a tensioner and the real tensioner blended in with the other part of the wall.

    That's my story and I'm stickin to it.

    I still like the cabinet.

    Joe

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    Congratulations. Beautiful find. Enjoy!

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    Oooooooooooo! So nice! What a machine to start you collection! (and believe me, you will want a collection now)Congratulations!

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    Joe if you hold down control and hit + as many times as you like you can make your pictures bigger - to shrink the screen back hold down control and then hit - (minus) as many times as you hit the +
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.

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    It happens to most of us at some point. Congrats on your awesome find.

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    She's HOME!! She needs some shining up, a new belt, and the cabinet needs a good oiling.

    If I did this right, she was made in 1914

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    Missing the piece that covers the bobbin, to the left of the dogs.

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    Singer Manuf. label

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    Medallion on the back. It appears to be silver, but needs polishing.

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    Does anyone know where I can get decorative wooden cut outs like on the door. The wood is so dry they have broken and there are several pieces missing. It's got more feet than I know what to do with!! I'll have to take pictures of them later

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    Inside of the decorative door is a wooden box that locks, a shelf and another little box that set in it.

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    All the hardware seems to be intact and moving freely, just needs a belt.

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