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Thread: TWO new Vintage girls were adopted this week!

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    My DH surprised me Friday with a Singer hand crank machine...and then today we went to KS to pick up a treadle I bought from a another QB member!

    Now I have questions...like what sort of needles do they use???
    is it hard to find feet for them..not that I will probably use them for any fancy work, but you never know in this economy, we might try conserving even more elec....hehehe

    I am not sure, but I believe them both to be pretty close to the same machine..possibly a 27 or 28!
    Someone sent me a link to a manual for these models and inside the manual it says to use only Singer needles in the green package..yikes..really...where do I find those in todays market???

    Any help/info would be great....I hope Billy sees this!
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    OOOOwwww so pretty.

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    Ohhhh my!!! 2 pretty girls!!!!!!! :D:D
    I don't have the answers though but someone will.
    Have fun when you get them going!

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    have fun with your sewing machines

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    Your treadle machine is very much like the treadle I learned to sew on. Except our bobbin winder was near the bottom of the post, didn't have a rubber wheel, and it ran against the belt. We used standard size needles. I think some of the older machines used a shorter needle.

    I think the 28 came with a hand crank. All the 27s I have seen have been treadles.

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    Nice machines.

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    Pretty machines.

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    Yeah!!! They are sure pretty!!!!

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    The decals were so pretty on those old machines!

    If you really want to get a response from Billy, I think you need to send a PM to him.

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    The 27 is a full sized machine, the 28 is a 3/4. Your handcrank is a 28. Not all 28s were handcranks tho.

    To tell the difference between a 27/28 and 127/128 check the shuttle. Is there a little button that you press to lift the shuttle out? If not, it's a 27/28, if so, 127/128.

    :) Pretty new babies!! They take a standard 15x1 needle, you don't have to buy Singer needles...any brand will work.

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    Yours is almost an exact copy of my 27 treadle. Charlee is right, they take regular needles. Mine is about the same shape and has the same sphinx decals. I'd love to have a handcrank version. I'm cleaning up the treadle first and then working on the machine itself. Luckily I've got a really good shuttle and a bunch of bobbins and the machine sews well.

    Pam

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    Very nice and very pretty machines! Enjoy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee
    The 27 is a full sized machine, the 28 is a 3/4. Your handcrank is a 28. Not all 28s were handcranks tho.

    To tell the difference between a 27/28 and 127/128 check the shuttle. Is there a little button that you press to lift the shuttle out? If not, it's a 27/28, if so, 127/128.

    :) Pretty new babies!! They take a standard 15x1 needle, you don't have to buy Singer needles...any brand will work.
    thanks for all that info...I will have to check the shuttle for a button in the morning..before work. Glad they take regular needles...I am picky about which needles I use...

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    great looking machines. you will enjoy them.

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    Oh wow! You are one lucky girl!!

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    Wow! Two! Congrats are in order!! :)

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    Very pretty machines. I have the same one (sphinx) but it needs a lot of work and I don't know where to start. Good luck

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    Wonderful machines you got!! I know you are going to have a wonderful time getting to know them.

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    Do yourself a big favor and use the treadle. I use mine all the time. I seem to have more control and I can really make that machine sing! Needles can be found at most sewing / fabric stores. I buy mine at Richland Sewing Center in Hurst, TX. I don't know if they have mail order though. They also carry bobbins and other parts.

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    :-) on your mirror.

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    Beautiful! I really want a treadle!

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    great machines and one great husband lucky you

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    Congratulations! The machines are beautiful! Now we want to see what you make with them. :-)

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    Congradulations! I also got same machine I think ---
    Your photo's did not show . I clicked on the red x but
    nothing came up.

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    Beautiful ladies. Your husband really loves you.

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