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    Phaff #6

    I stopped by GW on my way to work tonight and they had a Phaff #6 in a cabinet guessing late 50s or 60s. Did not have time to mess with it tonight but it is $7.00. Anyone know anything about them. I was supprised to see Made in the USA on the motor. There were no extra feet or anything with it. Dirty and needs cleaning. If anyone knows anything about them let me know. I might go back and get it to play with. I don't need it I have 20 or so machines but for $7.00 one more won't hurt. As haevy as it is it would scrap out for that. Thanks
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    For $7.00 I would go back and get it and add it to the toy box. I saw a Morse at GW the other day (dirty, no foot controller, no attachments) and was informed by DD that I did not need another project. I am going back on Tuesday to see if it is still there. It is a MORSE and I want to save it!!!
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    You both are sick, sick, sick...I tell ya' .....
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    A few months back I was dropping off some bags of clothes at my local thrift shop and as I bent down, to put the bag on the floor, I came "nose to nose" with a blue and white rectangular sewing machine case! I asked the lady if I could peek in to see if there was a blue sewing machine in there and when I looked there was an adorable little blue Capri, Japanese clone model 15. Aren't thrift shops wonderful??!!

    I asked if it was for sale but she told me that it wasn't checked over yet and so it wasn't ready for sale. Well, I couldn't stop thinking about that machine and finally I went back a few days later to see if it was ready for sale.....long story short....it's now one of my favorite machines.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cabbagepatchkid View Post
    You both are sick, sick, sick...I tell ya' .....
    Funny Cathy. My DD is trying to save me. Shhhh, don't tell anyone, but my sewing machine list is up to 81. The funniest thing is that DD was at St. Vincent's thrift store yesterday and sent me pictures of 3 sewing machines of interest. Is that sending mixed messages or what?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Caroline S View Post
    Funny Cathy. My DD is trying to save me. Shhhh, don't tell anyone, but my sewing machine list is up to 81. The funniest thing is that DD was at St. Vincent's thrift store yesterday and sent me pictures of 3 sewing machines of interest. Is that sending mixed messages or what?
    Caroline, 81? I don't know whether to thank you for making me feel better (I think we're around 30 but I'm not too sure at the moment) or curse you for giving me a target Fortunately I'm not overly competitive so I'm willing to not chase your total.

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    I am happy that I am making you feel better. The best thing to think about is that there are others who mave more. Actually collecting is a test for your organizing/hiding ability. DH thinks I have about 20. But he rarely visits my part of the garage and would never ever think to look under the quilts and comforters in the closets. Good thing that I don't collect snakes.LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by Caroline S View Post
    [FONT=comic sans ms]Actually collecting is a test for your organizing/hiding ability.
    I don't think there's anyway I could hide a parlor cabinet from Herself. Another machine? Sure, though she's far more organized than I and probably remembers all of them that we have. A new treadle cabinet? Not a chance

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    One good thing about the old Singers is that, to the untrained eye, they all look sort of alike....so it's easy to sneak another one in without anyone being the wiser.....heheheheh!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cabbagepatchkid View Post
    One good thing about the old Singers is that, to the untrained eye, they all look sort of alike....so it's easy to sneak another one in without anyone being the wiser.....heheheheh!
    For us it's a shared hobby. I'm not as much into quilting as she is (though I try to help her with opinions/advice/math when asked) and she's not as much into bicycling as I am (though we usually get some time each year in on the tandem - this year being the exception.) Oddly enough I'll probably use the majority of the machines more than she will as she doesn't seem to be that interested in treadle/hand crank sewing - just in the machines themselves. Should I ever get to the point where I actually make a quilt I think a hand crank would be just my speed for piecing blocks and a treadle for actual joining blocks, quilting and binding.

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    Oh, thank you----I have around 60 working vintage machines----and 5 I need to work on----I am feeling so much more normal now......

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinkCastleDH View Post
    For us it's a shared hobby. I'm not as much into quilting as she is (though I try to help her with opinions/advice/math when asked) and she's not as much into bicycling as I am (though we usually get some time each year in on the tandem - this year being the exception.) Oddly enough I'll probably use the majority of the machines more than she will as she doesn't seem to be that interested in treadle/hand crank sewing - just in the machines themselves. Should I ever get to the point where I actually make a quilt I think a hand crank would be just my speed for piecing blocks and a treadle for actual joining blocks, quilting and binding.
    My DW drug me to quilt show after quilt show from local ones to Houston and KY. I dicided I can do that, so now I am into collecting and have made a doz or so quilt tops and quilts complete. Now I am looking to buy a long arm.
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    I've lost count - I know I have over 40 cabinets... and a ton of machines in cases... Then there are treadles... oh and parts machines... I betcha all but a dozen or so work by now. DIL thinks INTERVENTION... maybe so but I'm having an awful lot of fun for now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Caroline S View Post
    Funny Cathy. My DD is trying to save me. Shhhh, don't tell anyone, but my sewing machine list is up to 81. The funniest thing is that DD was at St. Vincent's thrift store yesterday and sent me pictures of 3 sewing machines of interest. Is that sending mixed messages or what?
    My DH does the same thing! He says I don't need any more sewing machines, but he spots them and has me come look at them!
    Linda
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    Cabbagepatch Kid: What was your previous post about sick, sick, sick and then you sicko (lol, cause I'm one too) turn around and tell us about getting another machine...isn't being a machinaholic great? I got another one today too with 4 others (I think) in line in the garage waiting for my work table.

    Nicest part is that DH gives machines a quick once over and says, yep, we can fix that. He does motors/wiring and cabinet disassembly and I do the rest. It is so much fun and keeps us old folk (I speak only for DH and me when I use that term) off the streets and out of trouble except when we go to thrift shops or look at CL. LOL

    Quote Originally Posted by cabbagepatchkid View Post
    A few months back I was dropping off some bags of clothes at my local thrift shop and as I bent down, to put the bag on the floor, I came "nose to nose" with a blue and white rectangular sewing machine case! I asked the lady if I could peek in to see if there was a blue sewing machine in there and when I looked there was an adorable little blue Capri, Japanese clone model 15. Aren't thrift shops wonderful??!!

    I asked if it was for sale but she told me that it wasn't checked over yet and so it wasn't ready for sale. Well, I couldn't stop thinking about that machine and finally I went back a few days later to see if it was ready for sale.....long story short....it's now one of my favorite machines.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blueheavenfla View Post
    Cabbagepatch Kid: What was your previous post about sick, sick, sick and then you sicko (lol, cause I'm one too) turn around and tell us about getting another machine...isn't being a machinaholic great? I got another one today too with 4 others (I think) in line in the garage waiting for my work table.

    Nicest part is that DH gives machines a quick once over and says, yep, we can fix that. He does motors/wiring and cabinet disassembly and I do the rest. It is so much fun and keeps us old folk (I speak only for DH and me when I use that term) off the streets and out of trouble except when we go to thrift shops or look at CL. LOL
    Sigh. Ain't it grand???
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    Quote Originally Posted by pinkCastleDH View Post
    I don't think there's anyway I could hide a parlor cabinet from Herself. Another machine? Sure, though she's far more organized than I and probably remembers all of them that we have. A new treadle cabinet? Not a chance


    pinkCastleDH,
    In the foreground is my #2 Singer 66 red eye. Behind it is my Franklin 1911 in it's parlor cabinet. I made a quilted cover for Mrs. Franklin after I finished repairing the cabinet. I wasn't trying to hide it but to keep the cats claws off of it.

    You might try something like that.


    Joe

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    Quote Originally Posted by J Miller View Post
    In the foreground is my #2 Singer 66 red eye. Behind it is my Franklin 1911 in it's parlor cabinet. I made a quilted cover for Mrs. Franklin after I finished repairing the cabinet. I wasn't trying to hide it but to keep the cats claws off of it.

    You might try something like that.
    Joe, the real problem isn't hiding the physical cabinet - we both think one would look nice in this house and we'd be willing to cut down on the number of treadle bases around (6 currently, including the one for the 13 which is a different setup than the standard Singer mounts.) The problem would be hiding the $$ outlay. If I found it cheap enough to hide the expense I wouldn't need to hide it

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    Ahhh yes the $$. factor. That I totally understand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blueheavenfla View Post
    Cabbagepatch Kid: What was your previous post about sick, sick, sick and then you sicko (lol, cause I'm one too) turn around and tell us about getting another machine...isn't being a machinaholic great? I got another one today too with 4 others (I think) in line in the garage waiting for my work table.
    Yes, I admit it ....I am a 'machine-aholic'! I was bitten by the bug almost 3 yrs ago when I saw a picture of a Singer 66 Red-eye. I bought my first one and then whenever I saw another machine that I loved I put it on a wish list. The only problem is that I've already gotten all the machines that were on my first wish list but I still see more that I would love to have.

    I still search CL almost every day but now I am only looking for the real bargain priced machines. I got a Featherweight for $75.00 on CL (plus the carry case, etc) . It wasn't even advertised as a FW but I recognized it in the picture.
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    That's funny 'cause a Red Eye was what I wanted to begin with but still don't have one. Then, I decided that I wanted a Featherweight and still don't have one of those yet either. I'm fixing up a Domestic from 1876 for my history buff granddaughter and am almost done. The wood is/was so fragile in some places that I was a bit anxious. It was loaded with dirt and had been in a warehouse for who knows how long. I keep watching for that FW for myself. It is so nice to know that there are others out there as much of a 'machine-aholic' as I am. I do love my VS-2, 128 and 99HC like they were my own kids. I've got others but those are "special".

    Quote Originally Posted by cabbagepatchkid View Post
    Yes, I admit it ....I am a 'machine-aholic'! I was bitten by the bug almost 3 yrs ago when I saw a picture of a Singer 66 Red-eye. I bought my first one and then whenever I saw another machine that I loved I put it on a wish list. The only problem is that I've already gotten all the machines that were on my first wish list but I still see more that I would love to have.

    I still search CL almost every day but now I am only looking for the real bargain priced machines. I got a Featherweight for $75.00 on CL (plus the carry case, etc) . It wasn't even advertised as a FW but I recognized it in the picture.

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    Too bad you don't live closer... I could fix you up with a redeye or two... Honestly I like the newer 66s with reverse.
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
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