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Thread: OK, So my LSMG calls ME and says....

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    Super Member SteveH's Avatar
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    OK, So my LSMG calls ME and says....

    Hey Steve... I have this lady who has an old Singer treadle that she wants to give away. I'm pretty sure it's early 1900's... I said sure... I can always rehome it... (Famous last words)

    We'll start with these two of it still in my Jeep....

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    The "Treasure" Drawers
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    the beastie.....
    NOTE: the funky back light clamp
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    AA189651 - AA192650 Model 31 3000 ordered January 13, 1925
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    and sitting next to a Singer 241-12
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    Would turn but VERY stiffly.

    Tri-Flow to the rescue!! She spins smooth as any other machine now...

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    I would repaint that machine since it's so sad looking right now. It neeeds more than a spa treatment.

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    oh no... I'm dumping this machine.... to someone...

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    Cool machine, funny I was looking at a 241 sitting outside a place here in town just this morning. They have a sort of semi permanent garage sale there. Guy wants $400 for it. Way too rich for my blood plus it was missing the cover plate on the needle end. Your 31 looks like a very good basic machine to me but I really know nothing about the commercial models.
    Nice Avatar. What kind of armor? It may be off topic but I'd like to see more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveH View Post
    oh no... I'm dumping this machine.... to someone...
    Candace raises her hand...:> Or is Cathy the dumpee?

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    That is so funny how you call it "The beastie"!

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    I just passed one up an decrepit industrial about an hour ago - I was at the flea market - yours looks a little worse. The walking foot was broken or I would have gotten whip lash breaking out some money. DH was along and he kind of was vetoing the idea of something that big with no table and no motor and needing parts..........
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
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    Oh, you guys (gals too) are so fun to read. Makes my adventures look tame.
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodney View Post
    Nice Avatar. What kind of armor? It may be off topic but I'd like to see more.
    Rodney
    www.crimsonforge.com is my armoring site. I specialize in gauntlets, and HATE making helms. However, the person I made that for had just won a coronet tourney (SCA) and asked me as "prince" to make him one. The visors are interchangeable. The brass coronet on the helm is etched with his heraldry and such.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vintagemotif View Post
    I would repaint that machine since it's so sad looking right now. It neeeds more than a spa treatment.
    Nope, it only needed a spa treatment to bring it back to fully functional.

    here is the desk. (shudder)
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    and here she is assembled, up and running.

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    Now I just need to find someone to take it... SOON.

    I now have FOUR electric machines that were "gifted" to me sitting in my yard or garage.

    Singer 31-20 Industrial
    Singer 66 small cabinet
    Brown "gorilla" Kenmore Small Cabinet
    Green Kenmore (faceted) in small cabinet

    I am going to have to hold a "free to good home" yard sale.....

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