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    Only This Group Understands - My "New" 15-125

    My story is I needed some sewing done, so, I purchase a powerful walking foot machine. The sewing I needed done could have, and is being now, accomplished with a $20 vintage machine. Proving to myself the accuracy of that statement I get some $15 machines. I'm hooked. Any one of the 30 I now have could have sewn my project. This addiction has developed into a qwest. This qwest to rescue machines from the landfill has to stop. Below are pictures of my $23.25 15-125. I have a $19.99 404 with original carring case coming. Christmas coming early. The 15-125 is not locked up, but close. However, it appears to have had little use, so wear and tear is minimal. The green power cord and controller appear salvageable. But, lack of attention has to be addressed. Got to get in an order of Tri-Flo. Won't need Brasso for this one. I'm sure it will be stunning rehabbed. I Just have to tell this group as others don't understand. Thanks for viewing and listening.
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    Ron ...... please, please, please put your pics in right side up. It's getting really hard for this old guy to turn the monitor upside down to see them ..... .

    That is one machine I haven't had the opportunity to mess with. Why .... well, there's been none handy to buy.

    I do have a clone like that though and it sews really nice. It's a soft green with light green trim too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J Miller View Post
    Ron ...... please, please, please put your pics in right side up. It's getting really hard for this old guy to turn the monitor upside down to see them ..... .

    Joe
    Please tell me you're joking. If not can you PM me a screen snapshot. I don't know how to do that, but I'm sure you can. If you can turn my pictures around I'm very impressed.
    Ron in NW MO

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    Joe, The snapshot won't be necessary. My computer has them upside down also. My iPad does not and they were taken with my iPad and sent from there. I don't know why the iPad would show them normal and they show upside down on other means. Is there a computer/iPad aficionado that can explain? ... SteveH, you out there?
    Ron in NW MO

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    Upside down photos on my screen

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    iPads are annoying because they "think" for you. Ron, I hope you feel right-side-up again soon! ;-)

    Nice machine. Even upside down.
    -Cecilia. Tinkering more than stitching, really.

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    She's a cutie and the pictures are right side up on iPad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    She's a cutie and the pictures are right side up on iPad.
    Thanks, I needed that!
    Ron in NW MO

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    Sometimes my iphone has pictures the wrong way around. Do you have the ability to edit your pictures on your ipad? If so, you can rotate them, the other way around and see if they post right side up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cabbagepatchkid View Post
    Sometimes my iphone has pictures the wrong way around. Do you have the ability to edit your pictures on your ipad? If so, you can rotate them, the other way around and see if they post right side up.
    Thanks, that's what I'll do from now. iPad, post upside down. Camera taken pictures, post right side up.
    Ron in NW MO

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    Beautiful; even upside down.
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    If you can remember which way you were holding the ipad when you took the pix, turn it 180 degrees next time. The ipad automatically "rights" the picture no matter how you take it, so that's why you see it right side up.

    Edit: nice machine BTW -- I'd like to have one of those.
    Sheila

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    Here you are Ron, right side up. No more standing on your head Jo, LOL

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    It's beautiful for sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheluma View Post
    If you can remember which way you were holding the ipad when you took the pix, turn it 180 degrees next time. The ipad automatically "rights" the picture no matter how you take it, so that's why you see it right side up.

    Edit: nice machine BTW -- I'd like to have one of those.
    Seluma, That satisfies me. Yes, I remember how I took it as I had to get my finger out of the way each time. These d... Apple engineers think they know which way I want my pictures and which word I'm thinking of typing. Now that I know that I'll watch for it very much like I watch for the little men in the iPad changing my wording. BTW, the little guys kept changing Seluma to Selma until I caught them at it. You people are the go-to people for many things. Thanks so much.
    Ron in NW MO

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vridar View Post
    Seluma, That satisfies me. Yes, I remember how I took it as I had to get my finger out of the way each time. These d... Apple engineers think they know which way I want my pictures and which word I'm thinking of typing. Now that I know that I'll watch for it very much like I watch for the little men in the iPad changing my wording. BTW, the little guys kept changing Seluma to Selma until I caught them at it. You people are the go-to people for many things. Thanks so much.
    hee hee -- Selma. You can turn off auto-correct in your browser. I don't like it, either. You might be able to turn off auto-complete on your ipad.

    Edit: How to turn off auto-complete on ipad:
    https://discussions.apple.com/message/17757102#17757102
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    Sheila

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    Ron that's a little beauty for sure. I don't see them in my neck of the woods either, I would have snapped that up!
    Never met a scrap of fabric or vintage sewing machine I didn't like!
    Many a lost and lonely vintage machine has found a home with me, 26 and------ uh oh lost count, who is counting anyway!

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    Great machine!

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    Very cute machine! And I have that happen with my iPad That's for the fix!

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    Update on my 15-125. One shouldn't get so enthused with these little pleasures, however, original checking indicated the machine wasn't frozen. Wrong, the stop motion allowed me to turn the hand wheel. Upon closer inspection the rust is/was incredible and the main shaft totally frozen. Tr-Flo to the rescue. A couple doses last night, a couple this morning, and finally hair dryer treatment - unstuck, hurrah! And, it sounds wonderfully, e.i. after I took the clank-clank creating lint from the dogs. It doesn't look pretty this morning (picture below), but it will. If I have the right angle on taking pictures this picture should be right side up (angle pun intended.)
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    I just noticed I'm referring to this machine as a she. That's not normally my motif, but, she is so pretty she will be a she with a pretty name. Gotta' think on that one. Getting giddy in my old age.
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    Ron in NW MO

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