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Thread: Are there different 201's?????

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    That's a beauty! I want a treadle

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    Hmmm interesting. Will let you know if anything works.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NZquilter View Post
    Sorry, it was probably my PM this morning that confused you! If I understand correctly, the Singer 201-2 has a potted motor and the Singer 201-3, or 201K has a belt driven motor. The Singer 201-1 is a treadle. I think they are kind of rare though (???) Maybe I'm wrong. I also don't think that the year made has anything to do with the model number. (Please some one correct me if I am wrong here. This is the info I found after a quick Google search.)

    Just like the Singer 15-88 is a treadle, the Singer 15-90 has a belt driven motor and the Singer 15-91 has a potted motor. I hope I'm not confusing you more!
    You forgot the 201K-4 which is a hand crank. I have one that I prefer to use as a treadle. http://tinyurl.com/qgp6rp8
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    Quote Originally Posted by Farmhousesewer View Post
    ...Even had a mat, but it is as hard as a rock and bent over the far end. Anyone have ideas on salvaging the mat? Sun ?

    This was one on my Wish list.
    Congratulations. Neat machine.

    I read something recently about restoring? rubber at http://www.victoriansweatshop.com/po...708?trail=1800 but no confirmations or results. Off I went to research and found a few links about rubber parts on cars, bikes etc., with some rather impressive results. About two thirds down some pictures by drrice using Thor #12 which is 98% wintergreen oil http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php/topic,29707.50.html . Also on this page - http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php/topic,62328.150.html it claims that still good several years later by AshimotoK0 This is a thread that is 7 pages long. Seems like a mat would be helped by this treatment using Thor's #12 tire treatment (main page = http://www.thoroil.com/main.html ). I'm not sure where you could purchase it locally, but seems a less expensive option compared to wintergreen essential oil.

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    Janey & John,
    Thanks for doing some research for me. We just brought the cabinet into the basement yesterday, but ran errands all day and volunteered at the Heritage Center last evening. Left it in the car overnight due to rain. I get wintergreen for about 8 bucks for a tiny bottle,, ordered from the pharmacy. Caution: don't put wintergreen into a dispenser plastic bottle, even those with a metal point/dropper. I learned the hard way. it basically destroyed it!.

    Will review all of your research & Update on results.
    Maria
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    Quote Originally Posted by Farmhousesewer View Post
    Janey & John,
    Thanks for doing some research for me. We just brought the cabinet into the basement yesterday, but ran errands all day and volunteered at the Heritage Center last evening. Left it in the car overnight due to rain. I get wintergreen for about 8 bucks for a tiny bottle,, ordered from the pharmacy. Caution: don't put wintergreen into a dispenser plastic bottle, even those with a metal point/dropper. I learned the hard way. it basically destroyed it!.

    Will review all of your research & Update on results.
    You are welcome. I hope it works.

    It does mention using a new metal paint can to put the mixture in. I know essential oils can be a little pricey that is why I mentioned the Thor's #12 tire prep beside that what was shown as being used. I forgot to mention some have had better results by heating the item before putting in the mixture (some have used almost boiling water and other have used xylene/xylol). Another note that I read about is that it will sometimes swell but returns to normal size after drying out a few days.

    I'm not sure I got the links absolutely right. I read quite a few pages of using wintergreen oil and water or xylene. I did a little more reading and found http://www.hdmworld.com/tirepreps.htm that has a Thor #12 quart (32 oz) for $19 - don't know what shipping would be, though.

    I wish I had some old rubber to test. I work in a sheet metal shop and I know we use xylene to clean gunk off sheet metal, and then I would have to find the wintergreen oil- oh well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OurWorkbench View Post
    .... I forgot to mention some have had better results by heating the item before putting in the mixture (some have used almost boiling water and other have used xylene/xylol)....
    NOTE: Do not heat xylene at all!!!!!!

    The water mixture is heated to help rubber absorb the oil.

    Janey - Neat people never make the exciting discoveries I do.
    Janey & John

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    I got a list of performance stores in the area to try to avoid shipping. Volunteering at church today, so it will have to wait.
    Cut my finger last night while slicing zucchini. It was the last slice! Tried to stop it for 2 hours, no go, so then went to the ER. Only 3-4 stitches, but it is splinted and wrapped to nearby finger. Could not put more stitches, because it is on the side of nail.
    Having trouble typing. Will get back.
    Maria
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    That is a beauty! I love that cute little cabinet for the treadle. I have a hand crank 27, and it has more piercing power than my Necchi Supernova Ultra Mark II. I used it to make a new bike seat cover from leather recycled from a leather couch.

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