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    Okay I wanted to let you guys know that I have a post in the For Sale section of the board for the Singer Decals!!

    I have a very limited amount and if you want them better grab them up fast!! But here is the link to the post and they are already selling.

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-44304-1.htm

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    Ok . I got it working but honestly with the surgery I have had it is just too much for me. The belt was not tight enough so I tightened it up a little. I think I am just going to sell this one and put my Kenmore in the house instead of in the shed.
    Anybody know anyone in Ga that may be interested. I am only asking 100 and it does work. It has the shuttle and bobbins and some feet and the key.
    Thanks for the help by the way.
    Oh I guess I should put it it is the model 12 Treadle that I was asking about.

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    Which machine give a large throat space and is good for piecing, fm work?

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    Lovely.

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    Hi Sharon! Any of the machines are good for piecing...as for FM? You want to get one that you don't have to actually remove the feed dogs everytime that you want to FMQ...the 201-2 that I just got yesterday you can drop the feed dogs on, but it's a process more than just "flipping a switch".
    Other than that, I'm really not sure if there's a treadle that you can drop the dogs on...will have to research it!

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    Dama, you've no idea how much I wish I was in Georgia right now!! That's a nice machine!

    (I'd ask more for it...and then bargin down if need be!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee
    Keep in mind Kygirl, that the allotment date is not the machine's "birthdate". The allotment date is the day that someone from the Singer plant decided that X number of X type of machines would be made, and said machines would have serial numbers from (this number) to (this number).

    From what I understand, you can call Singer's customer service and they can tell you the actual date your machine was made. I'm probably going to try that tomorrow with this 201, since it's my first "real" Singer...(I have the 9W treadle machine, but it was made at the old Wheeler & Wilson plant, using a Wheeler & Wilson design, and a Wheeler & Wilson serial number...it's really a W&W with Singer decals!)
    Thank you Charlee, for your info. I thought that was cute, being born almost when I was. Wish shipping wasn't so high, I would like to find Prissy a new home.

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    What a wonderful thing you are doing......... I will be a visitor here. Have 3 old machines........ 2 Singer and one Climax. Will post pictures when I get a chance. Will be looking forward to seeing more pictures from everyone........ Just love those old machines........ The treadle machine was the first machine I sewed on. Wonderful memories of a time gone by.
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    I just bought a 1916 Tredle Singer machine however it is in bad shape with rust and the cabinet will need to be done but can you tell an easy way to get the rust off. I checked the serial number and found out it was made in 1916 in Scotland. So I have done some research... Just want to get it fixed up for my antique bedroom lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScrapQuilter
    What a wonderful thing you are doing......... I will be a visitor here. Have 3 old machines........ 2 Singer and one Climax. Will post pictures when I get a chance. Will be looking forward to seeing more pictures from everyone........ Just love those old machines........ The treadle machine was the first machine I sewed on. Wonderful memories of a time gone by.
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    Glad to have you here and feel free to post photos!!! (We love Photos :-D :-D ) Just pull up a stool and join in the conversation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whisper2btrflys
    I just bought a 1916 Tredle Singer machine however it is in bad shape with rust and the cabinet will need to be done but can you tell an easy way to get the rust off. I checked the serial number and found out it was made in 1916 in Scotland. So I have done some research... Just want to get it fixed up for my antique bedroom lol
    If you could post a few photos of the machine and treadle. We would love to see it and with it being made in Scotland that makes it just that more special!!!

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    Charlee I am not sure how much to ask for it. I guess I should put it up on the classified thread. It is nice but I just can't mess with it . I want someone to use it. I think its silly to have something working and just have it sitting for show. I have gotten all of my vintage machines working and use them all at one time or another. I still have a 201 in a deco desk that I need to get working. I am slowly cleaning out all my vintage machines. Of Course my slants are not going anywhere. lol my favs. I just need to get a 500 and a 301 and I will have them all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lostn51
    Quote Originally Posted by SewExtreme
    On that White Rotary it says in the back 'Patented Nov. 8, 192(7) not sure if it is a 7 or not.
    I love this machine and as soon as I can find one its mine!!!!

    Billy
    I have not made a decision to buy this yet. Ya know, I have spent about $500 in the past few weeks on vintage machines... 2 handcranks, FW and a 1921 portable! I will let you know if it isn't to be for my collection!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SewExtreme
    Ya know, I have spent about $500 in the past few weeks on vintage machines...
    I know the feeling next month is the month that everyone is graduating around here. My wife was telling me that we are going to be spending a lot just on presents for these kids.

    She mentioned something about me spending more time in the garage instead of playing on the computer. :lol: :lol: :lol:

    Billy

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    Me too! I've already tapped William's fishing fund...I really need to behave for a bit...but when one finds a Singer 201-2 Centenial for $15...well...what's a girl to do?? ;) :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by damaquilts
    Ok . I got it working but honestly with the surgery I have had it is just too much for me. The belt was not tight enough so I tightened it up a little. I think I am just going to sell this one and put my Kenmore in the house instead of in the shed.
    Anybody know anyone in Ga that may be interested. I am only asking 100 and it does work. It has the shuttle and bobbins and some feet and the key.
    Thanks for the help by the way.
    Oh I guess I should put it it is the model 12 Treadle that I was asking about.
    You should not have a problem selling your treadle and $100 is a good price. If I didnt have all of these parties and things to do for graduations I would jump on it and get it myself but I already have one coming from France I am waiting on.

    I am glad you were able to figure it out and get her running again!!!

    Billy

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    I want to find a vintage machine that will do a chain stitch. I will use it to sew quilt backs to the leaders for the longarm. From the little bit of research I have done, it looks like a Singer 30 or 24 or a Willcox & Gibbs would be the best bet. Does anyone have any advice on what machine to get (assuming I can even find one at a good price)?

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    My DH's grandpa had treadles in his bbq place for kids to play with!!! EEEEK. Wish I had one!

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    Ok....I took the faceplate off to take a look and low and behold I worked the lever and the presser foot went down. I also noticed that it is a bit gunky in there and the presser foot lowers slowly....but it lowers. Now I also noticed that the screw that is attached to that lever was loose so I tightened it. I brough the presser foot back up and then lowered it again and that screw loosened again.(sorry if my terminology is incorrect but although I am mechanically inclined this is all new to me.....in other words my first)MY question is....is that screw supposed to be tight or loose like it was?
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    Dunster, the Wilcox and Gibbs, in good condition is a beautiful machine! I've only ever seen one, in a LQS here...I'll keep my eyes open for you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lfw045
    Ok....I took the faceplate off to take a look and low and behold I worked the lever and the presser foot went down. I also noticed that it is a bit gunky in there and the presser foot lowers slowly....but it lowers. Now I also noticed that the screw that is attached to that lever was loose so I tightened it. I brough the presser foot back up and then lowered it again and that screw loosened again.(sorry if my terminology is incorrect but although I am mechanically inclined this is all new to me.....in other words my first)MY question is....is that screw supposed to be tight or loose like it was?

    I see you met the screw from Hell!! That is the one that if you have to take it out you have to remove the presserfoot bar.

    But for this question, loosen it up a bit (one round or so) and make sure the presser foot lever is on the screws shank (wiggle it around until it is against the screw head) then you tighten it up and you should have no problem.

    If it still is giving you grief then you will have to pull the presser foot bar out of the machine and completely remove the lever and see if there is nothing behind the lever or the screws head.

    But do not be scared of this it is really easy to do and not that complicated. But first try wiggling it first. And if that doesnt fix you up then I will walk you through how to take it apart.


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    Thanks so much, Bily! This is great you know, hope we don't take up too much of your time and thank the wife for us please!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lfw045
    Thanks so much, Bily! This is great you know, hope we don't take up too much of your time and thank the wife for us please!
    Dont worry about it and she is a semi patient woman... :roll: :lol: :lol: :lol:

    I need to be out in the studio working on a quilt but I am having too much fun with you guys here in our shop!!

    Oh before I forget be sure to put some sewing machine oil on the screw and lever. That might be another reason it is doing what it is.

    Billy

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    Does anyone know anything about Western Electric Vintage Sewing machines? I believe they came out in early 1900's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lostn51
    Quote Originally Posted by SewExtreme
    Ya know, I have spent about $500 in the past few weeks on vintage machines...
    I know the feeling next month is the month that everyone is graduating around here. My wife was telling me that we are going to be spending a lot just on presents for these kids.

    She mentioned something about me spending more time in the garage instead of playing on the computer. :lol: :lol: :lol:

    Billy
    I tell you what... your wife has to RIGHT! I am just a by-stander and I know I spent wayyyyy too much time in this coffee shop. The subject is so fun though :roll: :roll: :roll:

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